September, 19 2011

Heart O’ Texas Coliseum
Attendance: 7,290 (81%)

The Conglomerate makes their way out to the ring, as “Anarchy” begins, with AJ Styles - with the Heavyweight Title over his shoulder - leading the way. In the ring, before anyone can say anything, Ric Flair grabs the microphone and says even though AJ retained the Heavyweight Title last night, he was still very disappointed in the way the evening went. Flair says that, if anyone was paying attention, there was something different about them tonight: Skip Sheffield was no longer associated with them. Flair says that after Sheffield was behind Matt Morgan losing to Evan Bourne, and not regaining the Tag Team Titles, Flair had no other choice but to get rid of him. Flair says that if the others don’t want to be like Sheffield, that they better their s*** together.

Then, hearing enough, AJ grabs the microphone and tells Flair to calm down. Styles says that he understands Flair is upset - and that he is too - but, instead of causing a scene over something that could be settled backstage, they should be out here celebrating that Styles proved, once again, that he is the only elite athlete on the HWL Roster…

Quickly Styles is interrupted as CODY RHODES appears on-stage, to a tremendous ovation. Rhodes tells AJ that he’s been watching him over the past few months, and that it’s really a shame he wasn’t the one to face AJ in that Ladder Match at Unbreakable; or that he wasn’t in the ring with AJ last night. Rhodes says that all the doctors and all the trainers have cleared him to come back to active competition; and that there was only one thing on his mind: winning back the Heavyweight Title that Styles never beat him for. Rhodes says that Peter Bradshaw has always agreed to the match, and at DOWNFALL, Rhodes will challenge AJ for the HWL Heavyweight Title! Rhodes walks away from the stage, while AJ looks on stunned. In the background, the rest of the Conglomerate look around as Flair stomps around the ring like a madman.

Rami Sebei vs. Jeff Hardy

Just 24 hours after coming off a loss to CM Punk, Rami Sebei started off tonight’s Anarchy not knowing who his opponent was going to be. When the lights in the arena went out, followed by the familiar music of Jeff Hardy, the roof blew off the Coliseum! After the bell sounded, Sebei and Hardy put on a clinic, that had the audience on the edge of their seats. Sebei tried to put Hardy away with the Brainbustah early on in the match, but Hardy was able to kick out. Hardy was able to even the field as he connected with the Swanton Bomb later in the match, but Sebei got his foot on the rope to break up the count. The match continued to be a back-and-forth contest until Sebei hit his second Brainbustah, in the center of the ring, to pick up the 1-2-3.

Rami Sebei pinned Jeff Hardy with the Brainbustah in 0:12:29.
Rating: ¼

After the match, the crowd was on its feet cheering, as Sebei helped Hardy to his feet. They shook hands before Hardy left the ring, letting Sebei enjoy his victory.

Commercial Break

Coming back from the break, Ted Hanson catches up with JEFF HARDY, as he walks backstage. Hanson welcomes Hardy to the HWL, and says that he and Sebei may have set the bar for the rest of the matches tonight. Hardy says that it’s great to be in the HWL, and that he owes Peter Bradshaw a huge amount of gratitude for allowing him a second chance to do what he loves to do. Hardy says that he’s had his troubles, in the past, but that he feels like they are truly behind him. Hardy says that, what the HWL fans just witnessed, proves that there is a lot left in his tank, and that he has a lot more to prove.
Backstage, Velvet Sky is seen making her way towards the stage, when she is approached by Alisha Hicks. Alisha questions Velvet on her actions last night at Hostile Takeover, attacking Brie Bella after her match. Velvet says that, for so long, she had tried to do everything the right way; that she had always gone by the rules, and worked hard to earn everything she has ever gotten in the wrestling business. But, after her feud with Daffney, and watching Daffney - not herself - get title shot after title shot, Velvet said that she needed to change; and last night, she made sure everyone knew what her intentions were. Velvet said that the people who want something, nowadays, don’t work for it. They take it. She says she earned her right to challenge for the Women’s Title, but that she wasn’t going to sit by and wait for Brie Bella to come to her. Velvet says that she’s going to keep coming after Brie, and that she’s going to take the Women’s Title from her. Velvet says that if anyone has a problem with her mean side, that they can kiss her perfect little ass.

Maryse vs. Velvet Sky

Last night, Velvet Sky came out and appeared to help Brie Bella after her title defense against Daffney, only to stab the Women’s Champion in the back! Tonight, Sky said that her newfound nasty side is what will help here regain the Women’s Title at DOWNFALL. Tonight, however, Velvet had to step into the ring with Maryse, who has shown a tendency to have her own nasty side. Both Vixens let their respective dirty sides out tonight, as Velvet was nearly disqualified for choking Maryse against the ropes; and Maryse kept the match alive, by throwing Velvet out of the ring by her hair. But, in the end, Velvet was able to hit the Beauty Mark, and pick up the 1-2-3.

Velvet Sky pinned Maryse with the Beauty Mark in 0:05:42.
Rating: ½*

After the match, Velvet rolled out of the ring, and made her way up the ramp, where she continued to celebrate her victory as “Anarchy” went to commercials…

Commercial Break

Kurt Angle’s music plays as “Anarchy” returns, sending the crowd into a frenzy, as they boo the “Olympic Gold Medalist” as he walks to the ring. Angle says that he knows very well that he last to Randy Orton last night, and that, being a man of integrity, he congratulates Orton on being the better man. But, Angle says that there was a silver lining to his loss last night, and that was watching Randy Orton suffer at the hands of a man that Angle had quickly become friends with. Angle then introduces Martin Maldonado to the crowd. As Maldonado walks to the ring, the crowd boos him for attacking Orton last night, at Hostile Takeover.

Inside the ring, Maldonado thanks Angle for the introduction, before telling the crowd that Angle is a man of his word; and that all the people that believe Angle was the one behind the wheel of the car that hit Randy Orton are foolish. Maldonado says that he was, in fact, the man driving the car last month. Maldonado said that if he did a favor for Angle, that Angle would return the favor. Maldonado says that he’s sorry Angle lost last night, but promises that Randy Orton has not seen the last of him.

This brings out Orton, who storms down to the ring, and begins brawling with both Angle and Maldonado. Orton is quickly over-matched, but fights his way back, throwing Angle over the top rope before clothes lining Maldonado to the canvas. As Maldonado gets to his feet, Orton whips him into the ropes and connects with a quick power slam, before calling for the RKO. As Maldonado slowly gets to his feet, Angle grabs him by the foot, pulling him out of the ring, before Orton can strike. Angle and Maldonado walk up the ramp, as Orton stares at them, fuming. “Anarchy” goes to commercials…

The Conglomerate (Matt Morgan & Rob Terry) (w/Chelsea & Ric Flair) vs. © Chris Hero & David Otunga (w/Shane Hagadorn) (Non-Title Match)

After coming up short last night in their bid to regain the Tag Team Titles, among other factors, Ric Flair decided to let Skip Sheffield go from The Conglomerate after Hostile Takeover. Tonight, Flair paired Rob Terry with “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan, to his luck with the new combination of picking up a victory over the Tag Team Champions. Moments after the match began, AJ STYLES made his way to ringside, and wasted no time getting involved in the match. Soon, Flair himself, got involved but it wasn’t enough to give Terry and Morgan any sort of advantage. At the end of the match, David Otunga went for the cover, only to have AJ Styles pull him off of Terry. Chris Hero jumped off the apron and chased Styles away from ringside as Otunga hit The Verdict for the 1-2-3.

Chris Hero & David Otunga defeated Matt Morgan & Rob Terry when D. Otunga pinned R. Terry with the Verdict in 0:14:34.
Rating: ** ¾

After the match, Otunga stood guard in the center of the ring, as Flair, Chelsea and Matt Morgan stared in his direction. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels stated that the situation doesn’t seem any closer to resolving itself.

Commercial Break

Coming back from the break, Ted Hanson is seen with Peter Bradshaw. Bradshaw says that, based on the events that have taken place over the past 24 hours, there will be a four team tournament scheduled to name the new #1 Contenders for the Tag Team Titles. Bradshaw says that the tournament will begin next week, on Anarchy, and the winners will face Chris Hero and David Otunga at DOWNFALL.

A preview for DOWNFALL is shown, with “Back For More” by Five Finger Death Punch playing in the background. It is announced that Cody Rhodes will challenge AJ Styles for the Heavyweight Title at the event. DOWNFALL will be live, October 23, 2011, from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Evan Bourne vs. Adam Cole

Twenty-four hours after picking up a huge upset - with some unintended help from The Conglomerate - Evan Bourne returned to the X-Division to take on Adam Cole, who has set himself up nicely to be the next challenger for Tyson Kidd and the X-Division Title. Both men put on a fast-paced match that, even contested under no-DQ rules, saw very little use of any foreign objects. The match went back and forth, inside and outside the ring, until both men kept their brawl on the outside, ignoring the referee’s 10-count, and getting themselves counted out.

Evan Bourne and Adam Cole battled to a double countout in 0:14:27.
Rating: ** ¾

After the match, the referee jumped out of the ring, and separated both men as the crowd gave them a respectful cheer for the match they put on.

Commercial Break

Colt Cabana vs. © AJ Styles (w/Chelsea & Ric Flair) (Non-Title Match)

AJ Styles was back in the ring tonight, after defeated Ken Anderson to retain the Heavyweight Title, at Hostile Takeover. Tonight, Colt Cabana got his chance to step into the ring with the Heavyweight Champion; and Colt surprised a lot of people - including the champion - with the way he handled himself in the main event. The match went back and forth, with Cabana getting a lot of offense throughout, wearing down the champion enough to hit the Colt .45, but Styles was too close the ropes, and was able to break the count. As the match continued, Styles started to figured out Colt’s offense, and began reversing his way out of many of Cabana’s holds, eventually getting the better of him. Styles connected with the Styles Clash to pick up the victory.

AJ Styles pinned Colt Cabana with the Styles Clash in 0:15:14.
Rating: ½

After the match, Styles, Flair and Chelsea celebrated in the center of the ring, as Cody Rhodes appeared on-stage, applauding Styles’ performance. Both men stare at each other, from across the arena, as “Anarchy” goes off the air.

Card rating: *** ¼

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