October 18, 2010 - Monday Night Anarchy - Tokyo, JPN

Monday Night Anarchy
October 18, 2010
Tokyo Dome - Tokyo, Japan
(Attendance: 44,232)

A video recap plays, showing highlights from last week’s episode: Women’s Champion, Natayla’s post-match attack on Sarita; Kane’s victory over X-Division Champion D’Angelo Dinero; and Kane’s interference - and post-match attack - on Heavyweight Champion Desmond Wolfe. The highlights end with Kane standing over Wolfe, in the center of the ring, as fire shoots from the ring posts.

— “Headstrong” by Trapt plays as fireworks explode inside the Tokyo Dome, and the camera pans the audience, where some fans are standing and making a commotion, and others are sitting silently in their seats. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to ‘The Land of the Raising Sun”, for the HWL’s first-ever event in Japan. It is announced that tonight, after the events that took place last week, Ted DiBiase will get his chance at redemption as he steps into the ring with “The Big Red Monster” Kane! Also, Yoshi Tatsu and Kaz will take on The Hart Dynasty in a non-title match, just 13 days before the titles are put on the line against The British Invasion at Downfall..

— Heavyweight Champion, Desmond Wolfe started off the show, coming out to the ring in a noticeable amount of pain. He entered the ring and grabbed a microphone as the crowd cheered him on. Wolfe said that, since last week, he had done a lot of thinking, and had spent a lot of time trying to clear some things from his mind, but that there was just one thing that he couldn’t clear out; something that just kept coming back to him… and, that was the thought that he couldn’t go anywhere without looking behind his back. Wolfe said that he had been in the wrestling business for a long time. And, that during that time, he had never once been known to fear anything… or anyone. Wolfe said that he has been the most dominating champion the HWL has ever seen, and that he has never had his confidence questioned until the events that happened two weeks ago. Wolfe said those question became even more present, last week, after Kane choke slammed him in the center of the ring. (Crowd boos) Wolfe said that, based on his actions over the past couple weeks, Kane seemed to have meant what he said about being taken more seriously heading into the main event at Downfall. He said that he hadn’t taken Kane very seriously in their last meetings because Wolfe had been successful against Kane since the arrived in the company. Wolfe said that Kane may be serious about being taken as a real threat for the Heavyweight Title; and that Wolfe’s confidence may be in question; but, Wolfe says, that there is nothing Kane can do to keep him from retaining the Heavyweight Title at Downfall. Wolfe left the ring as the crowd cheered him.

Commercial Break

Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky

After Anarchy went off the air last week, it was announced that Velvet Sky would be facing off against her former friend, and tag team partner, Angelina Love, at Downfall. Tonight, Velvet stepped into the ring with Gail Kim, who was hoping to stop Velvet’s momentum, and get a little for herself. Kim fought off Velvet, as she came out looking to continue where she left off last week - after slapping Angelina Love in redemption - but Love wouldn’t let Velvet have the satisfaction of victory tonight. Love came down to ringside, distracting Velvet, and allowing Gail Kim to hit a spine buster slam and pick up the victory.

Gail Kim pinned Velvet Sky after a spine buster slam in 0:09:48.
Rating: * ½

Commercial Break

— Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with The British Invasion - the number one contenders for the Tag Team Titles. Brutus Magnus started off by saying that, two months ago, he and Rob Terry found themselves in the very same position they are now: hoping to dethrone The Hart Dynasty, and take away their Tag Team titles. Magnus admitted that he and Terry had spent most of their time trying to get into the heads of Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith, and that their attempts failed miserably. Magnus agreed to what David Hart Smith had said the night after Unbreakable - that The Hart Dynasty did indeed “shut them up”. But, Magnus said, that he has noticed something over the past few weeks; and that is the fact that Kidd and Smith have beaten every single team in the HWL… and that, there’s very little chance that they can keep up their success as each team learns their tendencies inside the ring. Magnus said that he and “Big Rob” were going to be the first team to test that, in just under two weeks, at Downfall. Magnus said that he and Rob couldn’t be more ready for their rematch - for the titles - and that on Halloween night, the world will pay witness to The Hart Dynasty’s downfall…

Evan Bourne vs. Randy Orton

— unfortunately, there was an error when I tried to restart the program, and this match was cancelled. —

Commercial Break

— Returning back from the break, “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero made his way out to the ring, wearing the X-Division Title around his waist. He walked around the ring, in noticeable pain, from the post-match attack by Kane last week. Dinero grabbed the microphone, and said that last week wasn’t one of the best weeks he’s had, but that getting attacked twice in one night wasn’t going to keep him from being in the arena tonight, getting cheers from the crowd. Dinero said that it was very clear that he was the un-expecting victim of two men wanting to prove themselves last week. Dinero said that Kane was trying to get into Desmond Wolfe’s head heading into Downfall; and that Mr. Anderson was hoping to do the same thing. Dinero said that, over the past couple weeks, he’s given Anderson plenty of chances to prove that he was worthy of getting an X-Division Title match at Downfall; but that the only thing he managed to do was piss Dinero off. And, on that alone, Dinero says, Mr. Anderson will be given his chance in two weeks, at Downfall. Dinero said that, after Downfall, he - and the rest of the HWL - don’t want to hear Mr. Anderson ever again!

Commercial Break

Non-Title Match
Yoshi Tatsu/Kaz vs. © The Hart Dynasty (w/Natalya)

Tonight was not the night The Hart Dynasty was looking forward to having, as they get closer to their title defense at Downfall. They were hoping to pick up another victory on their way to the pay-per-view, but things appeared to finally click for Tatsu and Kaz, making things more difficult for the Tag Team Champions. Kaz and Tatsu - who’s tenacity showed up again tonight - worked perfectly as a team, something they had been longing to do for some time, and kept the champions off guard all night long. Kaz put Kidd away with the Wave of the Future, for the huge upset, and put quite the bump in Champions’ road to Downfall.

Kaz & Yoshi Tatsu defeated The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd) when Kaz pinned T. Kidd after the Wave of the Future in 0:15:35.
Rating: ** ¾

Commercial Break

— Returning from the break, Alisha Hicks is seen backstage with Peter Bradshaw, who announces that next week, there will be a Vixens Tag Team Match: Sarita and Velvet Sky will take on Angelina Love and Women’s Champion, Natalya.

Matt Morgan vs. Mr. Anderson (w/Ric Flair & Chelsea)

Mr. Anderson was determined to finally prove something to “The Pope” inside the ring, but tonight wasn’t the night for the challenger for the X-Division Title. Steve Corino surprised everyone - including Anderson and Morgan - when he made his presence know at ringside. He pulled down the top rope, allowing Morgan to fall to the concrete below, before attacking “The Blueprint” as the fans suddenly saw a darker side of the former PCW Tag Team Champion. As the referee called for the bell, and focused his attention outside the ring, D’Angelo Dinero ran into the ring and connected with vicious lefts and rights on Mr. Anderson! Dinero whipped Anderson into the turnbuckle, and quickly followed up with the DDE, before standing over Anderson and watching the brawl at ringside.

Matt Morgan defeated Mr. Anderson by disqualification in 0:01:05.
Rating: *
[Steve Corino interfered against Matt Morgan.]

Commercial Break

Ted DiBiase vs. Kane

Ted DiBiase was looking for a little slice of revenge tonight, as he stepped into the ring with the “The Big Red Monster” Kane. After having his chance at facing the Heavyweight Champion taken away by Kane’s interference, DiBiase was hoping to prove that he could fight his own battles, and that he no longer needed the departed Cody Rhodes by his side. DiBiase put up a valiant effort tonight, lasting longer than most people would’ve expected; but still, he was no match for his opponent’s power, as Kane hit the Choke Slam From Hell for the 1-2-3.

Kane pinned Ted DiBiase with the Choke Slam From Hell in 0:12:50.
Rating: *** ¼

Card Rating: ** ¼

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