Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents Heat
From: Birmingham, AL
1.) Scotty 2 Hotty defeated D’Lo Brown
1.) Mick Foley arrives to the arena and says he has an important business call.
2.) Backstage, Lilian Garcia interviews Kane who just repeats “Last Man Standing” and tosses stuff around him. He’s wrestling Chris Jericho on Armageddon in a last man standing match.
3.) Backstage, Coach interviews Right To Censor. They aren’t worried about losing their championships. They offer the truth and they were betrayed by the Dudley Boys. Venis says that Chyna spat in the face of women’s morality for posing in Playboy.
4.) Earlier today, Tazz met up with Jim Ross during an autograph session and put a bunch of stuff into a mixer. Tazz offers Jim Ross a drink, but Ross isn’t interested in that. Tazz puts over the BBQ sauce. Remember when these guys feuded just a few months ago?
5.) Backstage, WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko is interviewed by Lilian Garcia and he’s pissed that Lita embarrassed him on Smackdown. Saturn and Guerrero are with Malenko. Malenko promises to humiliate Lita tonight.
6.) Shawn Michaels is the special host at WWF New York this week. It’s rather shocking that the crowd doesn’t explode for his presence. Michaels promotes the Hell In A Cell match tonight, which will be the baddest match on the planet.
7.) Brown heel kicks Hotty early on to keep the advantage. Hotty blocks a hip toss and ducks a clothesline. Hotty takes Brown over with a sunset flip for a two count. Brown plants Hotty with a spinebuster for a two count. Hotty boots Brown in the corner and hits a head scissors out of the corner. Hotty drops Brown following a right hand. Brown plants Hotty with a spinebuster. Brown heads to the top rope and misses a frog splash as Sexay pulls Hotty out of the way. Sexay is beaten up by Singh and Chaz, but takes them out with a double clothesline. Hotty is ready to do the Worm and hits the move on Brown for the win. (*1/2. Well, it seems like they can’t make their mind up on Chaz and D’Lo in terms of momentum. The action was okay, but there wasn’t much heat attached to this. Too Cool seems to be on the downhill in terms of popularity, too. This was a rather weak match for Heat to lead into the PPV.)
8.) Mick Foley makes his way down to the ring to cut a promo to end the program. Foley believes he can say that he’s had a hell of a career in the WWF. Foley puts over his accomplishments including his success writing children’s books. Foley knows that his name will be linked to the Hell In A Cell no matter what he does in his career. We see footage from the 1998 King of the Ring where Foley was tossed off the cage through the announcers table by Undertaker. Foley notes that he had some very real injuries that night. We see footage from No Way Out in February where Foley was backdropped through the top of the cage and crashed through the canvas by Triple H. Foley says he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. Foley promises that if someone becomes seriously injured tonight he will step down from being the commissioner.
An average lead into the pay per view with a weak match to have on Heat.
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