WWF Heat 10/25/1998
Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents Heat
From: Milwaukee, WI
1.) WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Christian defeated Brain Christopher to retain the title
2.) Jeff Jarrett defeated Golga
3.) The Headbangers defeated the DOA
4.) WWF Intercontinental Champion Ken Shamrock & D’Lo Brown defeated WWF European Champion X-Pac & Mankind
1.) Christopher starts the match with several right hands and a scoop slam for the early advantage on Christian. Christian plants Christopher with a reverse DDT. Christian beats on Christopher with right hands in the corner. Christopher misses a crossbody off the middle rope and Christian nearly wins the match. Christopher hits a full nelson frontward face buster and hugs Scott Taylor on the apron. Christopher hits a snap suplex with a roll through for a two count. Christopher tries for a running bulldog, but Christian sends Christopher into the corner. Christian hits a top rope hurricanrana followed rolling snap suplexs and a sit out front suplex. Christian misses a top rope splash allowing Christopher to comes off the top and misses a leg drop. Christian finishes Christopher off with the Un-Prettier. After the match, Gangrel decks Scott Taylor on the floor. (*1/2. It’s not too bad of a match as they filled the time with some decent action. I’m glad Christian got the clean win and displayed some good offense.)
2.) Kevin Kelly interviews the Insane Clown Posse, who will make their debut on RAW tomorrow night. They are excited to show the Oddities what they are capable of in the ring.
3.) Golga sits Jarrett on the top turnbuckle to get out of a headlock early on. Jarrett hammers away on Golga and tries for a sunset flip, but Golga sits down followed by an elbow drop and leg drop. Jarrett drops Golga throat first over the top rope and hits a crossbody for a two count. Golga catches Jarrett on a crossbody and hits a powerslam. Jarrett avoids a charging Golga to send Golga over the top to the floor. Jarrett baseball slides Golga and sends Golga shoulder first into the ring post. Jarrett comes off the top to clothesline Golga and rams Golga head first onto the turnbuckle. Golga no sells that offense. Golga big boots Jarrett and has Jarrett over his shoulder to hit a powerslam. Debra tosses Cartman, Golga’s doll, into the ring and Jarrett connects with the Stroke for the win. (DUD. Honestly, Golga was rather rough in there and the action wasn’t very good at all.)
4.) Kevin Kelly recently talked to the Headbangers earlier in the day. They have replica toy tag belts and are acting as if they are the champions. Mosh says they haven’t gotten a rematch and they’re not happy about it.
5.) Skull starts the match with a powerslam on Mosh followed by stomps but misses an elbow drop. Mosh mocks Road Dogg by delivering a knee drop. Mosh back splashes Skull in the corner. Thrasher jumps over Mosh to splash onto Skull. Skull stops Thrasher with an elbow to the face. 8-Ball enters and runs over Thrasher with an elbow strike. Thrasher plants 8-Ball with a DDT for a two count. Ball regains control with strikes to keep Thrasher on the mat. Thrasher nearly pins Ball with a powerslam. Thrasher powerbombs Mosh onto Ball for a two count. DOA switch out and Thrasher gets dumped to the floor. Mosh backdrops Skull to the floor. Mosh has a rollup on Ball and wins the match. (1/2*. Headbangers pretending to be tag champions is actually rather funny to me. This match was not very good at all.)
6.) Motley Crue performs on Heat. They made sure to show Test being a bodyguard for the group by escorting a fan off the stage.
7.) Vince McMahon calls into the program and they talk about a mysterious letter that Steve Austin gave to McMahon on RAW. McMahon doesn’t think the fans should know what the letter consisted of. McMahon says the fans can go to hell along with Cornette and Cole on commentary.
8.) Scorpio was making his way out for a match, but the Blue Blazer runs down and attacks Scorpio. Blazer puts Scorpio out with a dragon sleeper. Scorpio will not be competing after all.
9.) Kevin Kelly interviewed WWF Intercontinental Champion Ken Shamrock and D’Lo Brown. Shamrock promises to rip Mankind’s sock off his hand and shove it down Mankind’s throat. Brown isn’t done with X-Pac and they promise to take out both Mankind and X-Pac.
10.) Kevin Kelly interviewed WWF European Champion X-Pac and Mankind. Pac never thought he’d team with Mankind but he’s gotta do whatever he’s gotta do. Mr. Socko talks says of course he smells after being in Shamrock’s mouth. Mankind makes a joke about D’Lo being a pee on as a play on words for the European Championship.
11.) All four men start in the ring brawling before quickly taking the action to the floor. Pac and Brown trade strikes until Shamrock helps out and tosses Pac into the ring. Pac nails Shamrock with a spinning heel kick. Pac runs into a clothesline from Shamrock. Brown tags in and walks into a spinning heel kick. Pac tags in Mankind who hammers away on Brown in the corner. Mankind clotheslines Brown and rubs D’Lo’s eyes on the top rope. Mankind gouges Brown’s face over the middle rope. Pac returns to the match and Brown hits the Sky High for a two count. Shamrock stomps on Pac before hitting a snap suplex for a two count. Shamrock hits a spinning heel kick. Brown scoop slams Pac and comes off the middle rope to deliver a forearm drop for a two count. Brown nearly pins Pac with a heel kick. Shamrock back elbows Pac for a two count. Brown tags back into the match and stomps on Pac. Brown scoop slams Pac but misses a leg drop off the middle rope. Shamrock and Mankind get tagged in with Mankind hammering away on Shamrock in the corner. Brown gets decked by Mankind as well. Mankind decks Pac with a right hand, but Shamrock hits a belly to belly suplex. Shamrock puts the ankle lock on Mankind, but Pac kicks Shamrock to make the save. Pac takes Brown out with a crossbody to the floor. Mankind plants Shamrock with a DDT and takes out Mr. Socko. Mankind shoves Socko into Shamrock’s mouth, but Shamrock hits a back suplex and lands on top to win the match. Mankind still had Socko in Shamrock’s mouth, but didn’t get the submission. (**1/4. I thought this was a decent main event and the finish wasn’t something I expected. I don’t mind Shamrock getting the fluke win as it can advance the issues.) After the match, Shamrock freaks out because he got Socko again.
The opener and main event weren’t too bad for the most part. The middle portion of the show was tough to get through. I’d consider this an average week for Heat.
Thanks for reading.
Bob Colling Jr. View All
34-year-old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Long-time fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls, and Minnesota Vikings. An avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on old-school wrestling.
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