Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents Heat
From: Washington, DC
1.) “The One” Billy Gunn defeated Scotty 2 Hotty
2.) Chuck Palumbo defeated Albert
3.) WWF European Champion Christian defeated Crash Holly to retain the title
1.) Billy Gunn is associated with Chuck Palumbo, but is coming out to his regular theme song. Albert and Chuck have been sent backstage. Gunn hammers away on Hotty in the corner several times. Gunn scoop slams Hotty and plays to the crowd. Hotty fights back with right hands but Gunn plants Hotty with a tilt a whirl side slam for a two count. Gunn punches Hotty in the corner a few times while also yelling at the referee. Hotty plants Gunn with a tornado DDT. Hotty ducks a clothesline to hit a neckbreaker for a near fall. Gunn misses a splash in the corner and hits the post. Hotty misses a bulldog and Gunn hits the Fame-Asser for the win. (**1/2. I enjoyed this match quite a bit as they kept the action constant and Gunn hit some good power moves.)
2.) Terri is the special guest for Heat and she wishes her older sister a happy birthday. Terri is the new host of Excess on TNN. Terri thinks she does everything better than WWF Women’s Champion Trish Stratus. Terri knows that all the boys love her. She eventually introduces the Rob Zombie music video for Edge’s theme song “Never Gonna Stop Me”.
3.) Albert and Chuck trade right hands to start the match. Albert elbows Chuck to the mat and catapults Chuck throat first into the middle rope. Albert is sent shoulder first into the ring post and Chuck works over the shoulder followed by a discus right hand. Albert elbows Chuck in the corner and delivers more right hands and a clothesline. Albert press slams Chuck and goes for a splash, but Chuck puts the referee in the way. Billy Gunn enters and hits the cobra clutch slam while the referee was distracted. Chuck covers and gets the win. After the match, Scotty 2 Hotty runs into the ring and superkicks Gunn to the floor. Albert splashes Chuck and Hotty drives Chuck down with a bulldog. Hotty proceeds to hit the Worm on Chuck. (*1/4. The interference finish wasn’t a surprise at all. It was a short match and I’m glad that they protected Albert.)
4.) Holly shoulder blocks Christian in the opening minute of the match and Christian freaks out a little bit. Holly backdrops Christian over the top to the floor. Holly yanks Christian off the apron and hits a baseball slide. Crash nearly wins with a rollup. Christian drops Holly throat first over the top rope and sends Holly shoulder first into the ring post. Crash misses an elbow drop after a hip toss. Crash nearly wins with another rollup. Christian plants Holly with an arm breaker for a two count. Holly delivers a jawbreaker and a standing dropkick. Crash gets dumped to the apron but yanks the champ down by his hair. Crash leaps off the top to hit a crossbody for a two count. Crash elbows Christian in the corner and goes to the top rope, but Christian cuts Holly off. Holly tosses Christian off and spikes Christian with a tornado DDT for a two count. Christian is able to finish Holly off with the Un-Prettier. (**. A solid match with Crash getting a few close calls. However, it felt like nobody was really buying that aspect of the match. They worked a decent match and is a good win for Christian.)
A couple of entertaining matches this week made for a quick viewing experience.
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