WWF Heat 12/3/2000
Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents Heat
From: Minneapolis, MN
1.) Test defeated Al Snow
2.) WWF European Champion Crash & Molly & Holly defeated Val Venis & WWF Women’s Champion Ivory
3.) D’Lo Brown & Chaz defeated Dudley Boys
1.) The Rock is the special guest host this week at WWF New York. Rock will be competing inside Hell In A Cell next week at Armageddon. Rock notes they had just put on a great PPV in England and flew to NYC to be here. Rock hypes up the Armageddon pay per view. Rock makes sure to call Stephanie McMahon a skank. Rock asks who likes pie and naturally gets a big ovation. Rock announces there will be a pie eating contest and there will be five people competing in the competition.
2.) Test knee lifts Snow to start the match followed by strikes, but Snow takes Test down to the mat with a front face lock. Test tosses Snow to the mat and delivers a clothesline. Test works over Snow with right hands in the corner. Snow boots Test in the corner and continues with a back elbow. Snow hits a middle rope moonsault before delivering more right hands in the corner. Test misses a big boot and Snow dropkicks Test. Test plants Snow with a full nelson slam followed by more right hands. Test chokes Snow in the corner and hip tosses Snow out of the corner by his hair for a two count. Test nails Snow with a big boot to stop his momentum. Test tries for the pump handle slam, but Snow wiggles free and kicks Test on the knee. Snow plants Test with a DDT but Trish Stratus gets on the apron. Snow grabs Head and decks Test! Trish is distracting the referee. Snow goes to Trish and Test collides with her. Snow spikes Test with the Snow Plow for a two count! Test knee lifts Snow and finishes Snow off with the pump handle slam. (**. The closing sequence was done very well and popped the crowd on the near fall. I’m glad Snow got a moment to shine and I still believe in Test in a singles role.)
3.) Chris Benoit makes his way out for a promo segment. Benoit’s promo sound isn’t coming through correctly and it’s only heard through WWF New York. Benoit calls all the champions jokes. Benoit insults Billy Gunn, the WWF Intercontinental Champion, as being someone who doesn’t know a wrist lock from a wrist watch. Benoit seems to be issuing an open challenge to anyone in the back. Benoit is begging for someone to prove him wrong. Benoit expected for someone to push him to his limit. Benoit is challenging any of the champions.
WWF Intercontinental Champion Billy Gunn makes his way out. Gunn says that Benoit does more talking than wrestling for someone that says they are the best wrestler in the world. Gunn is fine with Benoit wanting to wrestle him. Gunn accepts the challenge by Benoit for an apparent match for Armageddon. Gunn believes he’s the one to cripple Benoit. Gunn will prove that Benoit is nothing without his group. Gunn punches Benoit and they brawl in the ring until officials enter the ring to stop them.
4.) Backstage, the Rock is inspecting pies for the competition later in the evening.
5.) Venis and Ivory attack before the bell with Ivory clotheslining Molly. Molly ducks a clothesline and snapmares Ivory. Molly trips Ivory and gets a rollup, but Venis breaks that up. Ivory has kept her championship on as she backdrops Molly for a near fall. Molly clotheslines Ivory followed by arm drags and a dropkick. Ivory tags out to Venis and Crash enters as well. Venis hammers away on Crash, but Crash head scissors Venis followed by a dropkick. Ivory trips Crash and is double teamed while the referee is distracted. Venis clotheslines Crash in the corner followed by a vertical suplex. Venis elbows Crash in the corner, but Crash locks in a sleeper until Venis hits a sit out powerbomb for a near fall. Venis knee lifts Crash a few times before tossing Crash with a under hook suplex. Venis and Crash collide on stereo clothesline attempts. Ivory gets tagged in and stops Crash from tagging out. Ivory tries for a side Russian leg sweep, but Crash doesn’t go down. Molly gets the tag and works over Ivory in the corner. Molly hits a bridging suplex for a near fall. Crash and Venis go to the floor while Molly powerslams Ivory. Molly heads to the top rope hitting a somersault dive to pin Ivory! (*1/4. A mostly boring contest, but Molly’s finisher is pretty cool and effective. I’m figuring this will lead to a title chance for Molly.)
6.) Backstage, The Rock talks to the people competing in the pie competition and motivates them.
7.) Lo Down is now associated with Tiger Ali Singh and are dressed in turbans.
8.) Bubba and Chaz kickoff the tag team main event. Chaz works over the left arm yanking on Bubba. Bubba shoulder blocks Chaz and delivers a few right hands. Bubba boots Chaz in the corner and connects with a clothesline. D-Von tags in, but Chaz stops him with a knee strike and tags in Brown. Brown ducks a clothesline only to be met with a hip toss. Bubba chokes Brown with his turban and delivers a forearm shot. D-Von returns to the match and delivers a few right hands. Brown clotheslines D-Von to gain control of the match. D-Von stops Brown with a clothesline and a reverse DDT. Bubba enters and has Chaz on his shoulders. D-Von gets crotched by Singh on the top turnbuckle. Chaz takes D-Von off the top with a superplex and Brown hits the Lo Down to pickup the victory! (*1/2. I’m not a fan of the new characters for Brown and Chaz largely because I’m not a fan of Singh. I don’t think they needed a manager to be relevant and the characters they are doing are rather outdated anyway.)
9.) The Rock hosts the pie eating contest, which also features Michael Cole and Tazz. Rock doesn’t like that Cole didn’t eat his pie and Cole says he had a bad experience. Rock shoves the pie into Cole’s face to end the show.
It was an average show this week that was highlighted by an upset victory in the main event. Seems like each week the special host does something rather corny. That’s getting a little annoying.
Thanks for reading.
Bob Colling Jr. View All
31-year old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Longtime fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Vikings. Avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on the old school wrestling.