Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents Heat
From: Boston, MA
1.) Edge defeated Big Bossman
2.) Matt Hardy defeated Viscera
3.) Too Cool defeated the Headbangers
4.) Chris Jericho defeated Dean Malenko
1.) Bossman knocks Edge down to the mat at the start of the match and taunts the crowd. Edge punches Bossman to a corner but doesn’t follow up. Bossman backs Edge into a corner and delivers several right hands pummeling Edge. Bossman misses a splash in the corner and Edge dropkicks Bossman into the ropes. Bossman bails to the floor as Terri makes her way down to ringside. Bossman pulls Edge to the floor and sends him shoulder first into the ring post. Bossman slams Edge face first into the ring steps. Bossman splashes down onto the back of Edge to keep control of the match. Bossman slams Edge to the mat after grabbing him by the throat. Edge hammers away on Bossman but runs into a big boot. Bossman goes for the cover but Edge kicks out at two. Bossman knee drops Edge and stomps on him. Bossman leaps off the middle rope but is punched by Edge in midair. Edge hammers away on Bossman sending him into the corner and manages to pull Bossman groin first into the ring post. Edge goes to the top rope connecting with a missile dropkick for a two count. Edge goes to the corner and misses a spear taking out the referee on accident. Edge has a rollup on Bossman but the referee is knocked out. Edge is annoyed but runs into the side walk slam. Terri grabs the nightstick but Bossman yanks it away from her. Edge dropkicks the nightstick into Bossman’s face and goes for the cover managing to get the three count. (*1/4. I’m getting annoyed with Bossman in 2000. Edge probably should have just gone over clean on Bossman here.)
2.) Backstage, Mideon enters the APA office to bring them beer. Mideon wants to become an Acolyte. He wants to work with the APA and wants an application. Faarooq tells him they don’t hire people but rather they are hired to do a job. Mideon brought the beer ZIMA with him and the APA kick him out. Bradshaw asks if Mideon has cash and they decide to play some poker. After a commercial, Mideon is still playing cards with the APA. Mideon had a full house 3 A’s and 2 8’s, but the APA tell him he didn’t win and they take his chips. So, Mideon doesn’t know how to play cards.
3.) Hardy hammers away on Viscera, but gets cut off quickly. Viscera chops Hardy in the corner several times followed by a hip toss. Viscera misses a clothesline but plants Hardy with a belly to belly suplex. Viscera clotheslines Hardy over the top to the floor. Viscera rams Hardy face first into the ring steps. Viscera threatens Jeff allowing Matt to come off the top and take Viscera out with a clothesline on the floor. Viscera recovers to send Matt shoulder first into the ring steps. Viscera rolls Matt back into the ring and threatens Jeff again. Jeff holds Viscera foot down allowing Matt to hit a leg drop from the middle rope for a two count. Viscera nails Matt with a spinning heel kick. Viscera misses a big splash as Matt was able to roll out of the way. Jeff hits the Swanton Bomb as the referee was distracted. Matt goes for the cover and wins the match. (*. Again, a rather predictable match.)
4.) Backstage, Mideon is still playing cards and is trying to sell APA on joining the group. Mideon has a straight but the APA tell him that he didn’t win again. APA tell Mideon how much he owes them and he is surprised. Mideon thought they were just playing for chips and says he doesn’t have that kind of money on him. He says he can probably call his mom since she dropped him off at the arena.
5.) Hotty and Mosh kick off the match with Hotty delivering a shoulder block. Mosh misses a clothesline and Hotty hits a pump handle suplex. Hotty does a moon walk and tags in Sexay. Thrasher tags in as well and kicks Sexay in the midsection. Thrasher runs into an elbow strike in the corner. Sexay plants Thrasher with a running bulldog. Sexay leaps off the middle rope to hit a missile dropkick for a two count. Hotty gets tagged back in and Thrasher is met with an elbow strike and double elbow drop. Mosh tags in and clotheslines Hotty from the top rope to get the cheap advantage. Mosh drives Hotty down with a Torture Rack slam for a near fall. Hotty gets double teamed as Thrasher tags in and drops Hotty throat first over the top rope. Mosh tags back in and works over Hotty with strikes. Mosh misses a splash and Hotty drives Mosh down with a back suplex. Sexay gets tagged in and Thrasher tags in. Sexay cleans house with scoop slams. Sexay sends Thrasher into the corner and delivers a super kick for a two count. All four men are in the ring brawling. Mosh clotheslines Hotty but accidentally splashes Thrasher in the corner. Hotty bulldogs Mosh and hits the Worm. Thrasher gets back in and clotheslines Hotty. Headbangers go for the Stage Dive, but Sexay knocks Mosh off the top. Hotty holds Thrasher and Sexay hits the Hip Hop Drop for the win. (**. A decent enough tag team match. They kept a good pace and it was kept rather short. Headbangers are just not presented as a threat to anyone.)
6.) Backstage, Mideon tells APA he doesn’t have that kind of money and proceeds to get thrown out of their office and runs away.
7.) Malenko controls the left arm of Jericho to start the main event, but that doesn’t last too long. Malenko shoulder blocks Jericho and avoids a big boot. Jericho chops Malenko several times against the ropes. Jericho gets a sunset flip for a two count. They begin to trade several rollup attempts with neither man getting a three count. Jericho kicks Malenko in the midsection and hammers away on Malenko with several strikes. Malenko drop toe holds Jericho across the middle rope. Malenko hammers away on Jericho and delivers several kicks. Malenko chokes Jericho in the corner for a few moments. Malenko controls Jericho with a chin lock on the mat. Malenko rams Jericho into the corner and delivers a clothesline. Jericho boots Malenko and hits a running bulldog. Jericho hammers away on Malenko followed by two power bombs. Jericho goes for the springboard moonsault but gets punched by Eddie Guerrero. Malenko goes for the cover but Jericho kicks out at two. Jericho power slams Malenko on a leapfrog attempt. Guerrero gets on the apron to distract the referee. Jericho knocks Guerrero off with a springboard dropkick. Jericho avoids a dropkick and hits a springboard moonsault for the win. After the match, Guerrero attacks Jericho, but Jericho puts the Walls of Jericho on him. Malenko knocks Jericho down with a forearm shot. Jericho is dropped throat first across the top and they hit a back suplex/neck breaker combo to leave Jericho laying. (**. A decent match between two guys that had a great feud in WCW. At least the Radicals were able to keep their heat with the post match beating.)
A couple of average matches saves this show from being a waste of time like it as last week. The Mideon/APA segments were entertaining and Mideon played his role as a goof rather well.
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