World Wrestling Federation presents Heat
From: Los Angeles, CA
1.) Lance Storm defeated WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri in a non-title match
2.) Test defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Spike Dudley
3.) Scotty 2 Hotty defeated the Hurricane
4.) Kane defeated Christian
1.) Storm takes Tajiri down to the mat early on and keeps arm control for a moment. Tajiri arm drags Storm followed by a dropkick to send Storm into the corner. Storm gets a rollup out of the corner, but Tajiri rolls through and dropkicks a seated Storm. Tajiri continues with chops in the corner and locks in the tarantula. Tajiri has to let go since it’s not a legal move. Tajiri kicks Storm on the apron and tries for a suplex, but Storm counters with a kick to send Tajiri to the floor. Storm rams Tajiri face first onto the apron before they return to the ring. Storm clotheslines Tajiri for a near fall. Tajiri staggers Storm with a kick to the head and a standing hurricanrana for a two count. Storm elbows Tajiri in the corner, but gets kicked on the middle rope. Tajiri takes Storm down to the mat and catapults Storm into the corner. Tajiri nearly wins with a German suplex. Tajiri tries for a handspring, but lands on his feet as Storm avoided it. Storm powerbombs Tajiri and quickly locks in the single leg Boston Crab for the clean submission win. (**. I’m a fan of Storm and having him win the match cleanly is a positive for him. I’m hopeful that a push for Storm is on the way.)
2.) Kurt Angle is in a limo and he’s on his way to WWF New York noting that New York is fool of weirdos. His driver is lost.
3.) Test shoves Spike to the mat to showcase his strength and drops to his knees to taunt Spike. Spike slaps Test and runs away. Spike slides into the ring and baseball slides Test to the floor. Spike hammers away on Test only to be dropped over the railing after jumping off the apron. Test hammers away on Spike in the corner with right hands. Test drops Spike with a back elbow strike. Test clotheslines Spike in the corner and tosses Spike to the mat. Test slams Spike and misses an elbow drop off the ropes. Test knee lifts Spike and is met with a couple of headbutts to the midsection. Spike forearms Test and tries for the Dudley Dog, but is shoved off. Test waits in the corner and misses the running boot. Spike comes off the ropes and is met with a big boot leading to the three count. (*1/2. I like Test and I think if given the right direction he could excel in a heel singles role. He had a fine showcase here and this doesn’t hurt Spike at all.)
4.) Kurt Angle walks into a store looking for directions to WWF New York. The worker reveals that he sent Angle to Harlem instead of WWF New York, because he has no idea where WWF New York is located.
5.) Kurt Angle is on the streets talking to two black guys about music and tries to sing some Luther. They send Angle to a girl named Strawberry to get directions. Angle calls them brothers before walking off.
6.) Hotty and Hurricane shake hands to kickoff the match. Jacqueline is the referee for the match. Hurricane monkey flips Hotty to counter a hip toss attempt. Hotty kicks Hurricane and is sent over the top, but pulls himself up. Hurricane clotheslines Hotty over the top to the floor. Hurricane hits a somersault dive to the floor. Hotty crotches Hurricane on the top rope. Hotty hits a bulldog and goes for the Worm. Hotty connects with the Worm and Hurricane rolls to the floor. Hotty misses a slingshot sunset flip. Hotty counters the Eye of the Hurricane and manages to get a rollup on Hurricane leading to the three count. (*. I was not expecting a win by Scotty at all. They weren’t given nearly enough to time to make this into anything of substance.) After the match, they dance.
7.) Kurt Angle and his limo driver have found Strawberry. Strawberry turnaround and it’s a man. The limo driver decides to hangout with Strawberry instead of going to Angle. Angle gets the keys and calls them weirdos.
8.) Kurt Angle asks an old woman on the street where WWF New York is at and she tells him it’s right behind him. As Angle walks away, she calls him a jackass.
9.) Christian attacks Kane before the bell, but Kane tosses Christian into the corner to deliver right hands. Kane rams Christian into the corner face first and press slams Christian. Kane drops Christian over the top rope and lifts Christian into the air by his throat. Kane clotheslines Christian over the top to the floor. Christian tries to send Kane into the ring post, but fails. Christian settles for a drop toe hold to send Kane into the ring steps. Christian drops Kane over the top rope from the apron and hits a top rope shoulder block for a two count. Christian grabs a chair on the floor but puts it down. Kane decks Christian with a right hand. Christian boots Kane in the corner and climbs to the top rope. Kane slams Christian off the top rope. Kane plants Christian with a tilt a whirl slam. Kane heads to the top rope managing to hit a flying clothesline. Christian delivers a chair shot and a reverse DDT for a near fall. Christian begins to have a temper tantrum. Kane sits up and plants Christian with a chokeslam for the win. (**. A competitive match more so than I was expecting it to be. There was no surprise that Kane was going to go over.)
10.) Kurt Angle has arrived at WWF New York and is welcomed with “You Suck” chants. Angle notes that he’s only met freaks and losers in New York. Angle is happy for Triple H and Stephanie to renew their wedding vows. However, at No Way Out it will be the worst day of HHH’s life and he’ll go to WrestleMania to wrestle for the WWF Undisputed Championship.
The Angle segments were entertaining and there were a couple of solid matches to make this an easy and fun show to watch.
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