November 15, 2010 - Monday Night Anarchy - Sacramento, CA

Monday Night Anarchy
November 15, 2010
Power Balance Pavilion - Sacramento, California
Attendance: 10,217

— A video package from last week shows the second mysterious attack on D’Angelo Dinero, and the ensuing victory by Montel Vontavious Porter in the non-title main event. “Headstrong” then begins to play inside the arena as fireworks shoot from the stage. The camera pans around the audience as Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to Sacramento, just 13 days away from “Wicked Games”. They say that everyone in the back is questioning who is behind the recent attacks on the X-Division Champion, and starting to worry for their own safety. This weeks qualifying matches are announced, and tonight AJ Styles will take on Kaz, and Evan Bourne will face David Hart Smith. Also, tonight, Tommy Dreamer - newly signed at Downfall - will make his HWL television debut in a non-title match against Heavyweight Champion, Desmond Wolfe!

— For the third straight week, D’ANGELO DINERO starts off the program; this time, coming down minus his usual attire or the X-Division Title belt. Dinero says that he’s had enough of the sneak attacks, and that he’s no longer coming out here to pander to the crowd; that at this point, he doesn’t care what they think about him. He says that the person standing before them is the same person that grew up in the streets of Jacksonville, fighting to survive, and that he is willing to do it again… right now. Dinero says that anyone can attack him from behind, but that they don’t have the guts to do it face-to-face, because they don’t want the fight to be on even ground. The lights inside the arena begin to flicker, sending shockwaves through the crowd. A figure is seen entering the ring, attacking Dinero from behind. In the flickering light, both figures go outside the ring and start brawling up the ramp, throwing each other into the guardrails, jockeying for position. From the stage, the sound of someone’s body crashing onto the steel echoes through the arena before a distorted voice says that, soon enough, Dinero’s attacker will reveal himself. The lights stop flickering, and turn on to reveal Dinero laying motionless on the stage. Medical personnel rush to his aide as Anarchy goes to commercials.

Commercial Break

Non-Title Match
Daffney vs. © Natalya

The match started with back and forth action, as Daffney was trying to keep moving up the ladder, after defeating Velvet Sky last week. Daffney came out as the aggressor, repeatedly choking Natalya against the ropes - but breaking the hold before the five-count. That was, until Natalya reversed an arm breaker and connected with the Michinoku Driver, but only for a two-count. The champion stayed on Daffney, hitting a front-layout suplex, for another two. Natalya then locked in an impressive airplane spin for nearly 30 seconds, before dropping Daffney to the canvas. Both Vixens were affected by the move, but Natalya kept the advantage before throwing Daffney outside the ring. On the outside, Natalya hit a power bomb AND a power slam onto the concrete! But still, the champion wasn’t finished, continuing to assault Daffney as the referee counted to 10, counting both Vixens out! As the bell sounded, ending the match, Natalya continued her attack as GAIL KIM rushed down to the ring, and pulled Natalya away from Daffney. Kim and Natalya began to brawl at ringside as HWL officials rushed down, breaking up them, and escorting them away as Anarchy went to commercials.

Natalya and Daffney battled to a double countout in 0:09:43.
Rating: * ¾

Commercial Break

— Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith, who are fuming about the events that took place last week. Kidd said that Yoshi Tatsu and Kaz had absolutely no business being at ringside last week, and that they cost Kidd a chance to enter the Wicked Games tournament. Kidd says that he will be joining Smith at ringside tonight, and that Kaz and Yoshi will get what they have coming.

Wicked Games Qualifying Match
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles (w/Chelsea & Ric Flair) vs. Kaz

Tyson Kidd kept his word, making an appearance at ringside moments after the bell rang to start the match, and his presence had a significant impact on Kaz. Kaz fell victim to the figure-four leglock minutes into the match, but was somehow able to fight his way back. The match eventually spilled outside the ring - and Tyson Kidd remained away from the action - as both men were nearly counted out. Kaz was able to hit the Wave of the Future on the outside of the ring, but instead of leaving Styles there to be counted out, he rolled Styles into the ring. Kidd, on the other side of the ring, rolled a weapon into the ring, as Ric Flair distracted the referee. Styles took the weapon and knocked Kaz to the canvas, covering him for the 1-2-3! After the match Styles, Flair and Chelsea quickly left ringside, as Kidd stared at Kaz’s motionless body inside the ring.

AJ Styles pinned Kaz after hitting him with a foreign object in 0:07:44.
Rating: *** ¼
[Tyson Kidd interfered against Kaz.]

Commercial Break

— “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan makes his way down to the ring as Anarchy returns from commercials. Morgan says that, a few weeks back, he had his sights set on making Steve Corino pay for attacking him out in the ring, but that he got his aggression out at Downfall against Kyle O’Reilly. Morgan says that he had warned everyone - week after week - that he would start taking people out until he got the chance to prove himself, again, in the HWL. Morgan says that he will get the chance to do that at Wicked Games, by winning the right to challenge for the Heavyweight Title. Morgan says that he was the first-ever HWL Heavyweight Champion, and that it’s been a long, long time since he was back in the title picture. Morgan says that he’s seen the other athletes, making up the field so far, and that he’s very familiar with each and every one of them. Morgan says that he, AJ Styles, and Randy Orton all did battle over the Heavyweight Title last year; he says that he’s already beaten Kyle O’Rielly; and he says that who else is going to know Abyss other then someone who used to team with him? Morgan says that he will not be taken lightly in this tournament; and that when his arm is raised at the end of Wicked Games, he will told everyone that he told them so.

Commercial Break

The British Invasion vs. Alex Shelley/”The Viper” Randy Orton

The British Invasion came up short in their quest for the Tag Team Titles at Downfall, and were looking to regain some momentum for themselves tonight. Shelley and Orton didn’t fair as well either, losing in humiliating fashion at the pay-per-view; but Orton earned himself a spot in the Wicked Games tournament, redeeming himself personally. Tonight was his chance to do so as a team. With both teams wanting to do the same thing, it made their plans very hard to accomplish. Sensing that neither team could be the other away, the fight went outside, but it didn’t last long as the time limit expired, and the referee called for the bell. That didn’t stop either team, as all four men continued to brawl outside the ring. Rob Terry tossed Alex Shelley over the guardrail, while Orton worked over Magnus. Terry grabbed Orton from behind and whipped him into the ring post, before he Magnus beat “The Viper” down. Magnus and Terry left ringside as the referee - and other officials - checked on Orton and Shelley.

Alex Shelley & Randy Orton and The British Invasion battled to a draw in 0:20:00.
Rating: ** ½

Commercial Break

— An announcement for next’s week announces that there are only two qualifying matches remaining for the Wicked Games tournament; and that both the Women’s and Tag Team Titles will be on the line!

Wicked Games Qualifying Match
Evan Bourne vs. David Hart Smith (w/Natalya)

David Hart Smith quickly earned himself a spot in the Wicked Games tournament, after Evan Bourne missed an attempted baseball slide, hitting his head on the concrete floor. Smith easily rolled back in as the referee - who had been knocked down moments earlier - got back to his feet and counted Bourne out.

David Hart Smith defeated Evan Bourne by countout in 0:06:24.
Rating: ** ¼

Commercial Break

Non-Title Match
“The Innovator of Violence” Tommy Dreamer vs. © Desmond Wolfe

Tommy Dreamer was making his television debut for the HWL, and had the opportunity of a lifetime: to upset the Heavyweight Champion in a non-title match. Dreamer started off strong, and had the upper hand, with these two never having stepped into the ring together. But, tonight, Dreamer’s hardcore past - and abilities - weren’t enough to put away the Champion. Wolfe connected with the Jawbreaker Lariat to pick up the 1-2-3.

Desmond Wolfe pinned Tommy Dreamer with the Jawbreaker Lariat in 0:11:49.
Rating: *** ½

Card rating: ** ¾

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