November 29, 2010 - Monday Night Anarchy - Anaheim, CA

Monday Night Anarchy
November 29, 2010
Honda Center - Anaheim, California
Attendance: 13,567

A video recap of last night’s Wicked Games tournament is shown, highlighting the matches that took place. A clip of the final moments from the tournament finale is shown, as Matt Morgan power slams David Hart Smith to the canvas, before picking up the deciding pin-fall. Following that, photos from the from “Title vs. Title” main event are shown, including pictures of KANE revealing himself as D’ANGELO DINERO’S attacker. A photo of DESMOND WOLFE leaving the ring, with the Heavyweight Title is shown before the screen goes black.

“Headstrong” by Trapt plays as the Monday Night Anarchy video montage is shown. Fireworks shoot from the stage as the camera goes inside the darkened arena. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to “The Pond”, where tonight, the new number one contender for the Women’s Title will be announced; and “The Big Red Machine” Kane, will be taking on Montel Vontavious Porter in tonight’s main event.

“The Blueprint” Matt Morgan starts off the show, coming out to the ring with a microphone, and soaking in the mixed reaction he gets from the crowd. Morgan says that last night was the culmination of weeks worth of talking; of proclaiming that his time would come once again in the HWL. Morgan said that, last night, he paved his way through three other men… all to prove that he was the most worthy of facing Desmond Wolfe for the Heavyweight Title. Morgan said that 17 months ago, he stood inside this ring as the HWL Heavyweight Champion. And, that on the day after Christmas, he would be giving himself a gift: he would be putting the title belt back where it belongs… on his shoulder.

Morgan is then interrupted as KURT ANGLE appears on-stage, stunning Morgan. Angle says that he’s surprised to see the look on Morgan’s face, as he had to have been aware of Angle’s arrival last week. Angle says that he’s been away for a little bit too long, but that he was busy becoming a Heavyweight and Tag Team Champion during his stint in Premiere Championship Wrestling. Angle says that he proved what he wanted to prove by signing his contract with the developmental league, and that now he’s back to finally finish what he and Morgan started over the summer. But, Angle says that he’s noticed that Morgan may have a bigger issue on his hands: winning the Heavyweight Title. Angle says that he’s never won the Heavyweight Title in the HWL, but that he doesn’t want the title just yet. He says that he has returned to the HWL for one reason: to lure Matt Morgan back into the ring for their third - and final - match… to see who is the best wrestler of the two. Angle says that he’s out, tonight, to offer up an interesting question to “The Blueprint”. Angle asks Morgan which match he would want more at Caged Rage on December 26th: to face Desmond Wolfe for the Heavyweight Title, or to face Angle for the final time, inside the confines of a steel cage? Angle leaves the stage, after posing the question, as Morgan stares straight ahead. Daniels and Michaels wonder if Angle has put a detour into Morgan’s path to the Heavyweight Title…

Commercial Break

#1 Contender’s Match
Vixen’s Battle Royal

Tonight, all of the HWL’s Vixens were in action, battling it out to see who would earn the right to challenge Natalya for the Women’s Title at Caged Rated on December 26th. All five of these lovely women appeared to be on their game tonight, as no one was able to gain any control over the Battle Royal rules. Each Vixen only eliminated one of their counterparts, until it came down to former friends - and tag team partners - Velvet Sky and Angelina Love. Their history has been very turbulent over the past couple months, and tonight, it was up to them to see who would be the new Number One Contender. For nearly three tough minutes, both Vixens gave it their all, but in the end, Angelina Love was able to use her frustration from her loss to Velvet last month at Downfall, to give her the edge she needed, clothes-lining her to the concrete below. After the match, Angelina celebrated the victory inside the ring, as Velvet shook off the cobwebs and made her way to the backstage area.

Angelina Love won a 5-woman Battle Royal:
X Gail threw out Sarita in 0:00:14.
X Daffney threw out Gail in 0:07:22.
X Sky threw out Daffney after a sleeper hold reverse mat slam in 0:11:02.
X Love threw out Sky in 0:13:27.
Rating: *** ¼

Commercial Break

Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with CODY RHODES. Rhodes says that he knows that the people in HWL - and the people who are fans of the company - may not have been expecting him to return to the company after the events that took place between himself and Ted DiBiase - both in the HWL and in PCW - but, that he decided to come back, just like Kurt Angle, for just one reason. Rhodes says that, for weeks, he was being blamed for Legacy’s continued failure inside the ring; and that DiBiase blamed Rhodes for them losing the tag team titles back in July. Rhodes says that DiBiase was never the teammate he should’ve been; that he was always looking out for himself, and that he never took admitted failure on his own part. Rhodes says that DiBiase was just like his father… always putting the blame on someone else, even though he knew deep down, that he was the problem. Rhodes says that he returned last week in order to get his hands on DiBiase once and for all; and to finally prove which of them were better when it mattered most. Rhodes tells DiBiase to watch his back, because things were just getting started…

“The Cornfed Meathead” Skip Sheffield vs. “The Innovator of Violence” Tommy Dreamer

The crowd in Anaheim was shocked to see the return of Skip Sheffield tonight, as he stepped into the ring with Dreamer, who was looking for his first victory in the company. Sheffield was making his return two months after leaving the company due to an injury he endured during his debut match. The time away clearly helped him heal his injury, but outside of a few power moves in the middle of the match, it seemed as if he had not be able to train properly since the injury occurred. Dreamer connected with his second Dreamer DDT of the night to pick up the 1-2-3.

Tommy Dreamer pinned Skip Sheffield with the Dreamer DDT in 0:05:30.
Rating: ** ½

Commercial Break

Returning from the break, the arena goes dark as fire shoots from the stage, and Josh and Scott hint that only one man can be coming out to the ring. KANE approaches the ring, and enters with a microphone, as the arena lights come back on. The crowd boos “The Big Red Machine” as he makes his way around the ring; a sadistic smile crossing his lips. Kane says that he did what he did last night to send a message. He says that his message was intended for Desmond Wolfe; but, because of the ruling that he can no longer challenge for the Heavyweight Title - as long as Wolfe is champion - then he had no other choice but to turn his attention elsewhere for the time being. Kane says that D’Angelo Dinero just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time; and that he can blame the X-Division Title draped over his shoulder as the reason why he has come under Kane’s attacks. Kane says that since he can’t get his hands on Wolfe just yet, that the second-highest member of the roster will have to face his wrath. Kane says that Dinero will have his chance at redemption, but only if the X-Division Title is on the line. Kane says that he has to give credit to Desmond Wolfe, in that Wolfe never backed down from Kane’s challenges. Kane wonders if “The Pope” is going to be the same kind of champion…

Commercial Break

“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles/Mr. Anderson (w/Chelsea & Ric Flair) vs. The Usos (w/Tamina)

Ric Flair and Chelsea sent their charges out to the ring tonight, hoping to get better results then their debut as a tag team, but Styles and Anderson found themselves up against a team that has started to make a name for itself over the last few weeks. The Usos came into this match with the title of Number One Contenders barely out of their grasps. A victory over these two, well-developed stars, would boost them into title contention. The match was very evenly fought, with members of both teams finding a way to kick out of their opponents’ finishing moves; but the match was ultimately left to none of the four athletes involved. Toward the end of the match, Styles connected with the Styles Clash and went for the cover, only for Tamina to slip Jey’s foot onto the bottom rope, breaking the count. Minutes later, after making the hot tag, Jimmy hit a beautiful Samoan Drop on Styles, followed up by the Superfly Splash. However, feeling the urge to test the referee herself, Chelsea jumped onto the ring apron, and distracted him from making the three count. Instead of sending Chelsea to the back, the referee called for the bell, giving the match to The Usos! After the match, Ric Flair jumped onto the apron to argue with the official as Mr. Anderson ran across the ring and blindsided Jey Uso off the apron. Anderson and Styles then assaulted Jimmy Uso: Styles connected with the Styles Clash before Mr. Anderson hit a swanton off the second rope. Styles and Anderson stood over Jimmy, celebrating, as the crowd roared their disapproval. But, as they made their way up the ramp, they couldn’t deny the fact that they had given The Usos the number one spot in the tag team division.

The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) defeated AJ Styles & Mr. Anderson when Jimmy defeated Styles via disqualification in 0:10:40.
Rating: *** ¼
[Tamina interfered against AJ Styles.]
[Chelsea interfered against Jimmy Uso.]

Commercial Break

Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with HWL Owner, Peter Bradshaw. Bradshaw says that he is very concerned with Kane’s actions over the past several weeks, and that there may be some lines being crossed by “The Big Red Machine” in demanding a title shot against D’Angelo Dinero at “Caged Rage”. But, Bradshaw says, even before Dinero can except the challenge, Kane has to prove that he is capable of wrestling in an X-Division style match. Bradshaw says that Kane will have his chance to prove just that, next week, against an opponent of Bradshaw’s choosing.

Evan Bourne vs. “The Monster” Abyss

A night after being outdone by Ted DiBiase in the quarterfinals of the Wicked Games tournament, Abyss came into Anaheim with one thing on this mind: destruction. Unfortunately, tonight Evan Bourne was the sacrificial lamb that Abyss had his eyes on. “The Monster” dominated this match, outside of a few instances that Bourne was able to garner some offense, and picked up the victory after a third torture rack drop. After the match, Abyss stood over Bourne, basking in the scene of his devastation.

Abyss pinned Evan Bourne after a torture rack drop in 0:05:30.
Rating: ** ½

Commercial Break

Montel Vontavious Porter vs. “The Big Red Machine” Kane

Las night, at Wicked Games, it was revealed that “The Big Red Machine” had been behind the senseless attacks on X-Division Champion, D’Angelo Dinero. Tonight, Kane came out - with his aggressive manner still intact - and make very quick work of MVP, who made it to the semifinals last night. The key moment in the match came when Kane connected with a clothesline from the top rope… to the concrete outside the ring! After using the surroundings to his advantage, Kane rolled MVP into the ring, hit a devastation Choke Slam From Hell, and picked up the victory. After the match, Dinero ran down to the ring and attacked Kane from behind with a steel chair! Dinero connected with a few shots to the back, before nailing Kane in the head, sending the big man to the canvas! Dinero stood over Kane as the fans went crazy. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels signed off as “Anarchy” came to a close.

Kane pinned Montel Vontavious Porter with the Choke Slam From Hell in 0:06:10.
Rating: ***

Card rating: ** 3/4

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