September 6, 2010 - Monday Night Anarchy - Minneapolis, MN

Monday Night Anarchy
September 6, 2010
Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
(Attendance: 10,920)

A video clip begins the program, showing the post-match attack by Kane on Heavyweight Champion, Desmond Wolfe. Josh Daniels and Scott Michaels then welcome everyone to Minneapolis, and wish them a happy Labor Day. They announce that there are just 20 days left until Hostile Takeover, and that the road to the pay-per-view got a little bumpier for Desmond Wolfe last week. It is announced that, tonight, Kane will be in action against Montel Vontavious Porter in the main event.

Angelina Love vs. Velvet Sky

HWL Owner, Peter Bradshaw was not at all pleased by how last week's match between Velvet Sky and Sarita ended, and he was going to make sure that no interference took placed tonight. Bradshaw pitted both members of The Beautiful People against each other as punishment, but that's not how Angelina or Velvet saw it. Trying to find a way out of facing each other, both women left the ring and demanded to be counted out. Their plan was thwarted when the referee refused, saying that they must wrestler, per orders from Bradshaw. Reluctant and unhappy, both women re-entered the ring, and shocked the crowd by how much neither were willing to lose. Velvet connected with the Beauty Mark to pick up the victory.

Velvet Sky pinned Angelina Love with the Beauty Mark in 0:08:19.
Rating: ** ½

After the match, Velvet extended her hand to help Angelina to her feet, but Angelina rolled under the bottom rope, and slowly made her way up the ramp as Velvet looked on in shock.

Backstage, D'Angelo Dinero is seen getting his ring attire on, when he is approached by Rhino. Rhino says that he hates knowing that he will have to team up with Dinero tonight, and that it's the last thing he wants to do. Rhino says that tonight, whether they win or lose, will not keep him from taking the X-Division Title away from Dinero at Hostile Takeover. Dinero stands up, looking Rhino in the eyes, and says that he's not happy about the situation either, but there's nothing either of them can do about it. Dinero says that he's putting their personal hatred aside – for one night only – because he's going out there and doing the right thing. He agrees with Rhino, and says that after tonight they can focus on finishing what they never got the chance to. Dinero walks away, leaving Rhino alone in the locker room.

Also backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with Randy Orton. Orton says that he's fully aware of that the fact that Matt Morgan is wanting to make a statement, and that he wants to send a message to Kurt Angle, but that he has picked the wrong person to use as his example. Orton says that he's still banged up from the attack last week, but that he vows to even the score with Matt Morgan when the time is right. Orton is then interrupted as ALEX SHELLEY appears, and pats Orton on the back. Shelley says that, speaking of time, the time is right for them to finally prove how good of a tag team they can be, and earn a shot at the Tag Team Titles tonight. Shelley walks away as Orton shakes his head.

Steve Corino vs. Cody Rhodes

Cody Rhodes appeared to have received some motivation from his conversation with Ted DiBiase last week, as he came out with a fiercer side than the HWL fans had seen before. Rhodes took the fight – and let his aggression out – to Corino, seemingly sending a message to DiBiase and the rest of the HWL, even bloodying Corino by shoving him into the ring post. Corino, however, tried everything he could to get back into the match, but quickly fell victim to the Cross Rhodes, for the 1-2-3.

Cody Rhodes pinned Steve Corino with the Cross Rhodes in 0:09:15.
Rating: ** ½

After the match, Rhodes got on the microphone and said that he thinks he showed Ted DiBiase that he can still be trusted, as it is now Rhodes' goal to hold both the HWL and PCW Tag Team Titles. Rhodes then threw the microphone onto Corino's body before leaving the ring.

Commercial Break

Backstage, AJ STYLES is seen with Ric Flair, Mr. Anderson, and Chelsea. He tells them that he was shocked by what Desmond Wolfe had to say last week, about him not being able to win the Heavyweight Title by himself. He says that he won the title in 2009 by himself, and that he knew he could do it again. He tells the other three that, sooner or later, he'll get back into the Heavyweight Title picture. And when he does, he'll win back the belt all by himself! He storms away from the group as the three of them look at each other, not knowing what to say…

Also backstage, Alisha Hicks is seen with THE HART DYNASTY. David Hart Smith says that he thinks its funny how The Usos keep talking about their heritage in the wrestling business, and how they think it's going to make them successful, but its done nothing to help them since they arrived in the HWL. He says that unlike The Usos – who are living off their family's heritage – he, Tyson Kidd, and Natalya are out making a name for themselves. He says that every single person who pays attention to wrestling knows what the Hart heritage is, and they know that what the three of them have is something special. But, Smith says that they don't try to get by on it. They've made their own name in this business, and it's proven by the Tag Team Titles that he and Kidd own.

Tyson Kidd then says that tradition only gets people so far in this business, and that the lack of success by The Usos only highlights how much important their family's tradition is. He then says that he and Smith will be watching very closely to who is named the number one contenders for Hostile Takeover. Because, whoever wins tonight, will have a long, hard road to take these belts away from them.

Number One Contenders Match
Randy Orton/Alex Shelley vs. © D'Angelo Dinero/Rhino

Both of these teams have had interesting pasts in the HWL, and tonight they both teamed up for the chance to challenge The Hart Dynasty for the Tag Team Titles at Hostile Takeover. Randy Orton and Alex Shelley were clearly the team that had the more pleasant experience in the past, and it showed tonight, as they made quick tags and seemed to work very well as a team. Although, their task was made a little easier by the sheer distaste that Rhino and the X-Division Champion have for each other. After last week's attack by “The War Machine”, Dinero didn't hide his disappointment with the match-up, but he did give a valiant effort to win the chance for his team. However, when Orton locked in a sleeperhold on Rhino, in the center of the ring, “The Pope” stood on the apron and watched as Rhino lost consciousness.

Randy Orton & Alex Shelley defeated D'Angelo Dinero & Rhino after R. Orton made Rhino pass out in a sleeperhold in 0:05:53.
Rating: ** ¼

After the match, as Shelley and Orton celebrated their victory inside the ring, Dinero grabbed the X-Division Title and made his way up the ramp, not once turning to check on his partner.

A preview for tomorrow's edition of “PCW Wrestling” highlights the 2-out-of-3 Falls Match between Justin Gabriel and Daniel Bryan for the PCW Heavyweight Title. Also, “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan challenges Jay Lethal for the Television Title!

Commercial Break

Coming back from the break, DESMOND WOLFE is seen speaking with Nikki Bella backstage, when MONTEL VONTAVIOUS PORTER attacks him from behind, knocking Wolfe to the ground! Nikki screams out as MVP assaults Wolfe on the ground before officials can pull him off the champion. Porter tells Wolfe that he shouldn't worry about anyone else but him, and that he's coming for the Heavyweight Title. Nikki Bella checks on Wolfe as the officials escort Porter away…

Evan Bourne vs. Matt Morgan

Evan Bourne made another long-awaited appearance tonight, but found himself going up against Matt Morgan, who has been sending a message to the HWL roster over the past week. After handling Steve Corino easily at Unbreakable, last Monday night, Morgan left Randy Orton motionless in the center of the ring. And, tonight, he was looking to do the same against his much smaller opponent. The match was a great battle, as Evan Bourne continued to find ways to stay alive, even as Morgan used the ringside arena as a playground. But, eventually, Morgan's frustration got the best of him – again – and he missed with the Carbon Footprint. This allowed Bourne to hit a springboard dropkick, and Bourne quickly with to the top rope and hit a Shooting Star Press, for the shocking upset!

Evan Bourne pinned Matt Morgan with the Shooting Star Press in 0:15:44.
Rating: ** ½

After the match, Bourne quickly rolled out of the ring as Morgan slowly came to, and celebrated his victory. Sitting against the turnbuckle, Matt Morgan was fuming as he watched Bourne leave the stage.

Backstage, a very hesitant Alisha Hicks tries to get a comment from KANE. Kane says that he has sat back and watched one person after another get shots at the Heavyweight Title, never getting a second match with Desmond Wolfe since the tournament finals a few months ago. He says that last night was just a sample of what's in store for anyone who wants to stand in his way of getting to the main event at Hostile Takeover. Kane says that tonight, Montel Vontavious Porter will feel the exact same pain that Desmond Wolfe felt… and it will bring him one step closer to the World Heavyweight Title.

An advertisement for “Hostile Takeover” is shown. The event will take place September 26th, live from the Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Commercial Break

Montel Vontavious Porter vs. Kane

Kane has been on a rampage since Unbreakable, and tonight he was coming off a huge non-title victory against Desmond Wolfe. Tonight, “The Big Red Monster” set his eyes on MVP, the new Number One Contender for the Heavyweight Title. This match got out of hand very quickly, as both men made their way outside the ring, and repeatedly did what they could to keep the match from being fought inside. At the end of the match, Kane bodyslammed Porter onto the concrete before rolling him inside the ring. However, Kane was not finished, as he cleared off the ringside announcing table and brought it into the ring! Not risking a disqualification, Kane picked up Porter and hit the Choke Slam From Hell for the 1-2-3.

Kane pinned Montel Vontavious Porter with the Choke Slam From Hell in 0:08:16.
Rating: ** ¾

After the match, the referee pleaded with Kane to leave the ring, but Kane easily tossed him to the side. Kane then set up the announcing table in the center of the ring as the crowd groaned with anticipation. He then picked up Porter, once again, and sent him through the table with another Choke Slam From Hell! Kane stood over the wreckage, laughing, as flames shot out of the ring posts!

Card Rating: ** ½

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