September 26, 2010 - HWL Hostile Takeover - Edmonton, Alberta, CN

HWL Hostile Takeover PPV
September 26, 2010
Rexall Place - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
(Attendance: 8,420)

— Fireworks explode inside the arena as the camera shows the fans cheering. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels welcome everyone to Rexall Place - home of the Edmonton Oilers - and tonight, the home of “Hostile Takeover”. They run down the matches that are taking place tonight, before announcing the first match - a Vixen’s Battle Royal - to determine the number one contender for the Women’s Title.

Vixen’s Battle Royal

Lots of action early on, as each and every Vixen went after the other, vying to put themselves in a position to walk out as the new Number One Contender. Around the 8:20 mark, Gail Kim sent Nikki Bella over the top rope with a clothesline, making Bella the first elimination of the evening. At the 14:25 mark, after taking a horrendous beating at the hands of Velvet Sky, Angelina Love, and Natalya, Daffney was able to eliminate Gail Kim, with a clothesline of her own, as the second elimination of the match. At the 15:19 mark, Velvet and Angelina were double-teaming Daffney, when “The Dark Princess” ducked a clothesline from Velvet, who ended up hitting Angelina - and eliminating her! Velvet pled with Angelina to forgive her, and was unaware that Daffney was behind her. Daffney scooped Velvet up and dropped her over the top rope for the fourth elimination of the night. Velvet stood at ringside, screaming, as the referee demanded that she leave the area. The match came down to Daffney - who had worked her ass off to stay in the match - and Natalya - who had been relatively quiet during the Battle Royal. Exhausted, Daffney had little left to fend off the stronger Vixen, and Natalya connected with a vicious clothesline to send Daffney over the top rope, winning a shot at the Women’s Title.

Natalya won a 6-Vixen Battle Royal in 0:17:32.
Rating: *** ½

After the match, Natalya stood in the center of the ring, as her home province crowd cheered her victory. She waved to the audience before leaving the ring, and making her way to the backstage area.

— Alisha Hicks is seen with “The War Machine” Rhino, backstage, and asked about his condition heading into tonight’s match. Rhino said that the doctors have assured him that he’s clear to wrestle, and that there was no way that Peter Bradshaw would keep him from winning back the X-Division title. He said that he had wrestled with worse injuries before joining the HWL, and that winning the title was more important than his own personal well-being.

— Heavyweight Champion, Desmond Wolfe, is seen entering the arena. The crowd pops as Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels discuss the second meeting between Wolfe and Kane, later tonight.

A preview for the up-coming HWL pay-per-view, “Downfall” is shown. The event will take place on Halloween night, live from the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.

X-Division Title Match
Rhino vs. © D’Angelo Dinero

The weapons came out very quickly as this match got underway, but they did “The War Machine” very little good, as he was still showing signs from the concussion he received two weeks go. Dinero took advantage of Rhino’s condition, slamming the challenger’s head into the guardrail before connecting with a flying elbow drop off the apron, for the quick 1-2-3!

D’Angelo Dinero pinned Rhino after a flying elbow drop in 0:03:42.
Rating: ***
(D’Angelo Dinero retained the HWL X-Division Title.)

After the match, Dinero grabbed his title belt and left ringside, as the referee checked on Rhino’s condition.

— Alisha Hicks is seen with Evan Bourne, backstage, and asks for his thoughts heading into his match against Matt Morgan. Bourne says Matt Morgan had stayed quiet over the past couple weeks - after the sneak attack on Anarchy - but, that he hadn’t forgotten the pain Morgan put him through after hitting the Hellevator on the stage. Bourne said that nothing Morgan did outside the ring would change the fact that he beat Morgan, in the middle of the ring, three weeks ago. He acknowledged that Morgan was bigger and stronger, but said that he would do anything he could to make sure he came out on top again.

— David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd are seen getting ready for their title defense, when Natalya walked into the dressing room. The crowd popped as the Tag Team Champions greeted the new number one contender for the Women’s Title. Smith and Kidd congratulated Natalya on her victory, and said that they could once again be the dominant force in the HWL, if Natalya wins the Women’s belt tomorrow night. But, they quickly warned Natalya that it was up to them to make sure they retained the Tag Team titles tonight, or it would be for nothing. They reminded Natalya not to interfere in the match, and said that if they won, there would be a huge celebration downtown.

Evan Bourne vs. Matt Morgan

For weeks, Matt Morgan had been pushing his weight around when it came to Evan Bourne. Three weeks after begin upset by Bourne on Anarchy, “The Blueprint” sent a message to the high-flyer, attacking him, and connecting with the Hellevator onto the steel stage! This match was soon signed afterward, and Morgan claimed that he would finished Bourne off, once and for all. Tonight, that claim seemed like it was going to come to fruition, but Bourne was able to fight back, and connect with a flying forearm, securing a quick cover, and picking up another upset victory!

Evan Bourne pinned Matt Morgan after a flying forearm in 0:13:28.
Rating: ** ¾

A second preview for the up-coming pay-per-view, “Downfall”, is shown. The event will take place on Halloween night, live from the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.

— Alex Shelley is seen getting ready, backstage, when Randy Orton entered the locker room. Orton said that he had been a little “hard to deal with” for the past couple weeks, but said it was only because he hadn’t been a part of a successful tag team in over a year. He said that, the last time he held the HWL Tag Team Titles, they were taken away from him… and, that he didn’t want to feel what he felt again. He said that Shelley was part of the longest reigning Tag Team Champions the company had seen, so Orton knew what he was capable of inside the ring, but that there was just something Orton was having a hard time getting over. Orton said that he was having a hard time trusting Shelley, even though he had done nothing to show Orton that he couldn’t be trusted. Shelley - fully dressed now - told Orton that there was nothing to be worried about, and that they had some title belts to win. Shelley left the locker room as Orton stared in his direction.

— In a deserted area of the arena, Kane stood in front of the camera with a sadistic smile on his face, and addressed Desmond Wolfe. Kane said that, over the past few weeks, he had seen the fear in Wolfe’s eyes; that he could fear the nervousness emitting from Wolfe’s soul. Kane said that he felt so much pleasure from watching Wolfe suffer at his hands, that winning the title tonight would mean nothing, if he didn’t leave Wolfe lying in a pool of his own blood. Kane said that tonight would be the night that he truly became the HWL’s biggest nightmare. He said that, after tonight, there wouldn’t be a person in the HWL that could take the Heavyweight Title away from him. He then laughed, manically, as the camera faded to black.

HWL Tag Team Title Match
Randy Orton/Alex Shelley vs. © The Hart Dynasty (w/Natalya)

The Hart Dynasty has been on quite a winning streak as of late, except for the loss to Orton and Shelley two weeks ago on Anarchy, but tonight they were set to correct that mistake - in their eyes - and walk away from Edmonton as the Tag Team Champions. The match got off to an interesting start as JIMMY and JEY USO made their way down to ringside, and spend a majority of the match watching from the bottom of the stage. Inside the ring, all four men battled it out, hoping to leave the ring as champions. Orton and Shelley nearly got assistance as Natalya got involved in the match, tripping Orton, but the referee only warned Natalya - which got a mixed reaction from the crowd. However, it appeared that The Usos were on the side of the challengers, as Jey Uso tossed the ring bell into the ring, but it was picked up by Tyson Kidd - behind the referee’s back - and The Hart Dynasty picked up the 1-2-3.

The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd) defeated Randy Orton & Alex Shelley when T. Kidd pinned A. Shelley after hitting him with the ring bell in 0:16:45.
Rating: *** ½
(The Hart Dynasty retained the HWL Tag Team Titles.)

After the match, David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd stare at The Usos as the crowd goes crazy! Inside the ring, Randy Orton grabs Shelley, and pulls him out of the ring.

— Alisha Hicks is seen, backstage, with Heavyweight Champion, Desmond Wolfe. She asked for a comment after Wolfe heard what Kane had to say just moments beforehand. Wolfe said that the only fear Kane sees, is the fear in his own eyes, when he looks at himself in the mirror. Wolfe said that Kane is the one that is nervous about tonight, claiming that all the attacks over the past few weeks were nothing but Kane trying to prove his dominance in the ring. Wolfe said that he isn’t afraid of anyone the HWL, and he’s certainly not afraid of someone he’s already beaten for the Heavyweight Title before.

A final preview for the up-coming pay-per-view event, “Downfall”, is shown. The event will be take place Halloween night, live from the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.

HWL Heavyweight Title Match
© Desmond Wolfe vs. Kane

This was the match everyone had been waiting for, and it certainly didn’t disappoint! The feud between these two had heated up over the past few weeks, and tonight they laid it all on the line. Wolfe and Kane battled all over the ringside area, where at one point, Kane nearly got himself counted out after struggling to get the advantage over the Heavyweight Champion. But, Kane had his way with the Champion for most of the match. However, one various occasions, he was unable to put Wolfe away after the Choke Slam from Hell. Wolfe fought back, but Kane’s rage and anger over not being up to pin him became too much for “The Big Red Monster”, and Kane hoisted Wolfe up with a choke lift - in the center of the ring - and the referee disqualified him!

Desmond Wolfe defeated Kane by disqualification in 0:23:06.
Rating: ** ¾
(Desmond Wolfe retained the HWL Heavyweight Title.)

After the match, the referee tried to pry Kane away from Wolfe, eventually forcing Kane to drop him to the canvas. Kane then pushes the referee to the outside of the ring, before picking Wolfe up and connecting with yet another Choke Slam from Hell! He stands over Wolfe as the crowd boos in disapproval.

Card Rating: ***

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