Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents Heat
From: Boston, MA
1.) Rikishi defeated Perry Saturn
2.) Test defeated The Hurricane
3.) Rob Van Dam defeated Lance Storm
4.) Edge defeated Mr. Perfect by disqualification
1.) Saturn works over Rikishi with strikes in the corner and stomps away on Rikishi until Jacqueline, who is the referee, backs him off. Rikishi battles back with right hands until Jacqueline backs him off, too. Rikishi forearms Saturn coming out of the corner followed by a side slam for a two count. Saturn throat thrusts Rikishi and delivers a clothesline for a near fall. Rikishi powered Saturn to the floor on the kick out. Saturn pulls Rikishi to the floor to deliver a few more right hands. Rikishi sends Saturn into the ring steps shoulder first. Saturn elbows Rikishi and hits a springboard dropkick for a near fall. Saturn shoulder rams Rikishi coming off the ropes, but is met with a kick. Saturn nails Rikishi with a superkick. Rikishi plants Saturn with a Samoan Drop. Rikishi drops Saturn with a belly to belly suplex. Rikishi comes off the ropes to deliver a sit down splash. Rikishi waits in the corner and misses a running back splash. Saturn tosses Rikishi with a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Rikishi savant kicks Saturn and drags Saturn to the corner. Rikishi comes off the middle rope to hit a Bonzai Drop for the win. (**. Saturn looked good in there working with a bigger opponent. Saturn continues to be someone that should be better used in the WWF, but he’s fallen out of favor. Rikishi is just floating around since his failed heel run two years prior.) After the match, Rikishi dances with Jacqueline.
2.) Backstage, Tim White talks with The Hurricane. Hurricane talks about Molly Holly being attacked on RAW, but she’ll be okay. Hurricane is wrestling Test tonight and he has a job to do.
3.) Test tosses Hurricane into the corner to get out of a headlock. Hurricane bails to the floor and returns to the ring to forearm Test. Hurricane delivers a leaping clothesline and more right hands. Test plants Hurricane with a full nelson slam. Test elbows Hurricane in the corner several times followed by stomps to stagger Hurricane. Test drives Hurricane down to the mat with a vertical suplex for a near fall. Hurricane elbows Test in the corner and delivers a few right hands. Test knee lifts Hurricane, but misses a back suplex. Hurricane manages to connect with a neckbreaker. Hurricane gets to his feet and hammers away on Test. Hurricane comes off the ropes to hit a float over DDT for a near fall. Hurricane runs into a tilt a whirl slam for a near fall. The referee shoves Test into the Eye of the Hurricane for a near fall! Hurricane leaps off the middle rope, but misses a blockbuster. Test misses a running big boot and is nailed by a superkick for a near fall. Hurricane heads to the top rope trying for a crossbody, but Test catches Hurricane and hits a Roll of the Dice for the win. (**1/4. A good match with non-stop action. I was not expecting Hurricane to work this from a non-cruiserweight approach. The style worked rather well and kept my interest. Test gets a good clean win and Hurricane was helped out even in defeat.)
4.) Storm backs RVD into a corner and delivers a few strikes. RVD avoids Storm in the corner and monkey flips Storm followed by a savant kick and a standing moonsault for a two count. Storm sends RVD into the ring post shoulder first and plants RVD with a DDT for a near fall. Storm knee strikes RVD a few times to maintain control of the contest followed by a leg drop. Storm chops RVD several times in the corner. RVD elbows Storm and takes Storm down with a body scissors. Storm cuts RVD off with an elbow strike. Storm connects with a leaping heel kick for a two count. Storm chokes RVD over the middle rope and delivers a few more strikes. Storm chokes RVD over the apron to maintain the advantage. RVD spin kicks Storm followed by forearm strikes and another spinning heel kick for a near fall. Storm stops RVD with a jawbreaker. RVD takes Storm down with a back suplex and the rolling thunder for a near fall. RVD ducks a spin kick and avoids a kick to the head. Storm nearly wins with a German suplex. RVD dumps Storm to the apron and kicks Storm on the top turnbuckle. Storm gets off the ropes, but RVD delivers a kick from the top rope. RVD leaps off the top to hit the Five Star Frog Splash for the win. (**1/4. Another solid match on the show this week as Storm was given time to shine before eventually losing the match cleanly to RVD. Clean finishes do a lot of positive things for a show.)
5.) Perfect controls Edge with a headlock and a shoulder block in the opening moments. Edge hip tosses Perfect and dropkicks Perfect over the top to the floor. Perfect rams Edge into the corner from the apron and delivers a few chops in the corner. Perfect tosses Edge across the ring by his hair. Edge forearms and chops Perfect in the corner. Edge tosses Perfect by his hair leading to Perfect sliding groin first into the ring post. Perfect decks Edge while the referee was out of position. Perfect delivers a rolling neck snap and taunts the crowd. Perfect puts an abdominal stretch on Edge for a moment. They trade strikes until Edge atomic drops Perfect a couple of times. Edge comes off the ropes with a clothesline and pulls Perfect down to the mat from behind for a near fall. Edge spears the referee on accident when Perfect pulled the referee into the way. Perfect sends Edge shoulder first into the ring post and grabs a steel chair. The referee calls for the bell. Edge spears Perfect to knock the chair out of his hands. Perfect bails before a chair is used on him. Edge won by disqualification. (*1/2. That wasn’t too bad and I think they’d be capable of better if they were given more time to tell a story.)
There’s some entertaining wrestling this week on Heat and it was an easy watch.
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