October 25, 2010 - Monday Night Anarchy - Darwin, AUS

Monday Night Anarchy
October 25, 2010
TIO Stadium - Darwin, Australia
(Attendance: 12,150)

— “Headstrong” by Trapt plays as fireworks explode around the perimeter of the open-air TIO Stadium, and the cameras - located on the grass - pan around the stadium as the crowd cheers wildly. The ring is placed in the middle of the field, and multiple screens are located around the ring area, broadcasting the events to the stands. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to Darwin, and the first-ever HWL event to take place outside of an indoor venue. They announce that in just six days, Downfall will take place in Sydney, and they question what will happen tonight. They also announce the Vixens Tag Match between the teams of Sarita and Velvet Sky against Angelina Love and the Women’s Champion, Natalya. Also tonight, in a return match from last week, Evan Bourne will face “The Viper” Randy Orton.

— “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan interrupts the show opening, and comes out to the ring with a microphone in hand. Morgan says that he’s been put on the back burner for a while now, and that he’s had time to think things over. He says that it has taken some time, but he comes to terms with the fact that he may not be able to get his third - and decisive - match against Kurt Angle. Morgan says that, while Angle is over in PCW, losing the Heavyweight Title to new-comer, Morgan has been sitting on his backside, waiting for the right opportunity; and he says that opportunity came at the hands of Steve Corino. Morgan wonders what was going through Corino’s mind last week, when he came out and attacked Morgan from behind: was it that Corino was on his last day, and wanted to try to leave a mark before he walked out the door? Morgan says that he knows Corino’s not in Darwin tonight, but back home in Winnipeg, counting his blessings. Morgan says, that if Corino is anything close to a man, he will be at Downfall, and will face Morgan in a match-up one on one. If not, Morgan says, then the HWL is going to be his own person playground, because he’s tired of not getting the chances to prove himself…

… this brings out Peter Bradshaw, who stands on-stage, with a microphone of his own. He says he understands how Morgan is feeling, and that he feels just as upset about not seeing the finale in the Angle series, too. And, Bradshaw says that he was just as shocked by the actions of Steve Corino last week as anyone else in the back. But, Bradshaw says that there’s nothing he can do about either of those situations, because neither Angle or Corino are currently under HWL contracts. Bradshaw says it’ll be up to Corino if he’s at Downfall on Sunday, but that he won’t allow Morgan to just run roughshod over the backstage area because he didn’t get his way. Bradshaw repeats that Morgan wants a chance to prove himself, before saying that tonight he’ll get his chance to do just that. Bradshaw then signs a match for tonight’s main event: a non-title match between Matt Morgan and the Heavyweight Champion, Desmond Wolfe.

Commercial Break

Tyson Kidd (w/Natalya) vs. Kyle O’Reilly

Kyle O’Reilly made his debut tonight, coming over after a short stint with the Ring of Honor promotion, and quickly made an impact, taking the fight to one-half of the Tag Team Champions. Tyson Kidd seemed taken off-guard by O’Reilly’s offense, and was nearly counted out as he tried to walk away from the ring. But, after some advice from Natalya, Kidd returned to the ring, and continued the match. Soon after that, the referee was knocked down moments before O’Reilly went for the pinfall. Natalya entered the ring connected with a chair shot to O’Reilly’s back. Kidd rolled O’Reilly over and hit the Springboard Elbowdrop to pick up the tainted victory.

Tyson Kidd pinned Kyle O’Reilly with the Springboard Elbowdrop in 0:11:02.
Rating: ***
[Natalya interfered against Kyle O’Reilly.]

Commercial Break

— Backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with “The Big Red Monster” Kane. Alisha asks for Kane’s response to Desmond Wolfe’s speech last week, and Kane says that Wolfe can scream at the top of his lungs that he will beat Kane at Downfall on Sunday night. But, the fact remains that he was able to do the one thing no one has yet to do: he got inside Desmond Wolfe’s head. Kane says that Wolfe, himself, even admitted to looking over his shoulder from time to time. Kane agrees that Wolfe has been the most dominant champion that the HWL has seen, but that he was the one to find Wolfe’s true weakness. Kane says he plans on taking full advantage of that weakness on Sunday night… and will become the new Heavyweight Champion.

Ted DiBiase vs. Brutus Magnus

A week after giving his all in a fight with Kane, Ted DiBiase found himself on a more even field, stepping into the ring with Brutus Magnus. However, DiBiase had a slight advantage since tonight Magnus was making his singles debut, and without a partner, Magnus nearly looked lost in the ring. Magnus fought as hard as he could, but not having someone to tag in took its toll on him; and DiBiase hit the Dream Street for the 1-2-3.

Ted DiBiase pinned Brutus Magnus with the Dream Street in 0:14:47.
Rating: ** ¼

Commercial Break

— Mr. Anderson makes his way out to the ring, as Anarchy comes back from the commercial break, with a microphone in-hand. Anderson says that he can’t remember the last time he has been this happy; and, not too long ago, he challenged for the Heavyweight Title. But, tonight, he says he’s happy because - much like Kane said earlier tonight - Anderson has gotten into the mind of D’Angelo Dinero. Anderson says that, after weeks of attacks, and seeming to not have the “will” to earn a X-Division Title shot, Sunday at Downfall, he simply did what he does best: backed the champion into a wall until he had no other option BUT to give Anderson a title match! Anderson said that it made him very happy, last week, to hear Dinero say that Anderson was getting under his skin. But, Anderson gives Dinero credit for his post-match attack last week, but says that it won’t deter him from walking out of Sydney with X-Division Title wrapped around his waist.

Commercial Break

Sarita/Velvet Sky vs. Angelina Love/© Natalya

All four of these Vixens were rearing to go as the match got underway tonight; and the crowd could sense that this match was going to be a crazy one. Angelina and Natalya started off the match, double-teaming their opponents at every opportunity, wearing down Sarita. But, the challenger for the Women’s Title fought back, and tagged in Velvet, who showed a new-found aggression tonight. Velvet and Sarita used quick tags to their advantage; but the crowd began getting angry as Angelina Love deliberately wanted no part of stepping into the ring with Velvet, whenever she was the legal Vixen. Frustrated, Velvet let her anger get the best of her, as she did not release a choke hold on Natalya before the five-count, and the referee had no choice by to call for the bell. After the match, Sarita entered the ring and pried Velvet off the champ, as Natalya rolled out of the ring and was comforted by Angelina. Velvet stood in the center of the ring, staring at Love as she and Natalya made their way up the ramp.

Angelina Love & Natalya defeated Sarita & Velvet Sky when Natalya defeated Sky by disqualification in 0:15:25.
Rating: ***

Commercial Break

— A preview of next week’s Anarchy begs the question: “Who will be Heavyweight Champion?”, and “What will the fall out be after Mr. Anderson and “The Pope” square off for the X-Division Title?”

Evan Bourne vs. “The Viper” Randy Orton

Impressive showing for Evan Bourne tonight, as he was able to defeat “The Viper” with the Shooting Star Press.

Evan Bourne pinned Randy Orton with the Shooting Star Press in 0:09:39.
Rating: ** ¾

Commercial Break

Non-Title Match
“The Blueprint” Matt Morgan vs. © Desmond Wolfe

Matt Morgan wanted to prove himself tonight, just six days before a possible match against Steve Corino at Downfall, and tonight he got his chance against the Heavyweight Champion. Morgan certainly made his presence felt tonight, busting the champion open, after throwing Wolfe into the ring post. Morgan took advantage of the injury, but simply wasn’t able to put Wolfe away! The champion showed a resilience that has become the standard, and though he lost a serious amount of blood, was able to hit the Jawbreaker Lariat for the shocking 1-2-3!

Desmond Wolfe pinned Matt Morgan with the Jawbreaker Lariat in 0:13:31.
Rating: ***

Card Rating: ** ¾

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HWL News Line:

After a serious of negotiations, the HWL is sorry to report that both CM PUNK and RHINO were not able to come to terms on their respective contract extensions. Peter Bradshaw and the HWL wish them the best in their future endeavors.

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