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WWE Heat 8/25/2002

World Wrestling Entertainment presents Heat

1.) Spike Dudley defeated Steven Richards

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) This is the lead in for SummerSlam live on pay per view. As a result, most of the show will be video packages and promos.

2.) WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble and Nidia are at the World in New York promoting the SummerSlam pay per view. Noble knows that the men in the crowd have been looking at Nidia. Noble says she’s the prettiest thing to walk the streets in NYC. Noble has come up with something special to do in NYC. Noble says they are going to pick a man to make out with her on the stage. They cut back to D’Lo and Coach before a winner is selected.

3.) Backstage, Marc Lloyd interviews Kurt Angle. Angle asks if Lloyd would like if someone interfered while doing his job. Angle knows that Lloyd wouldn’t like Coach coming in and punching him or kneeing him in the groin while doing Velocity. Angle has been trying to do his job and its hard to do that when a 12-year old like Mysterio continues to get involved in his business. Tonight, Mysterio is his business and he’s not going to stop until Mysterio is screaming on the mat begging for mercy.

4.) In the parking lot, Eric Bischoff has arrived to the arena. Terri walks up to interview Bischoff. Bischoff is excited for his first SummerSlam. Bischoff thinks about how much of a factor RAW will have on the success of the pay per view. Bischoff promotes HHH vs. HBK, which started on RAW. Bischoff thinks people will remember this for a long time.

5.) Backstage, Terri interviews Ric Flair regarding his match with Chris Jericho. Flair is excited for his match and is excited to be there. Flair says he has to be the Nature Boy again tonight to contend with Jericho. Flair returned the favor with a chair shot on RAW. Flair embarrassed Jericho, but then got a hole in his head thanks to Jericho. Flair may be the oldest ride in the park, but the line is the longest. The Nature Boy will ride on forever.

6.) Richards misses a wild clothesline and Spike delivers an atomic drop and clothesline. Spike head scissors Richards to the floor. Richards grabs a chair, but Spike cuts off Richards. Richards sends Spike into the ring steps. Richards rolls Spike into the ring and hits a snap suplex a few times and plants Spike with a front suplex. Richards tries for a full nelson, but Spike breaks free with a jawbreaker. Spike goes to the top rope and is stopped by Richards. Richards hits a superplex, but Spike cradles Richards for a near fall. Richards pummels Spike with right hands on the mat. Spike forearms Richards a few times to back Richards into a corner. Richards powerbombs Spike out of the corner for a near fall. Richards misses a splash in the corner and Spike hits the Dudley Dog for the clean win. (*. It’s a little disappointing to see Richards lose as I was hopeful that Richards was going to get a push on Heat, but maybe that’s not the case. This warmed up the crowd fairly well as they did chant for ECW and enjoyed the brief encounter.) After the match, Richards has a minor temper tantrum and is attacked by Spike some more. Spike tosses Richards over the top to the floor and plays to the crowd. Spike rams Richards face first into the ring steps a few times ands stands on Richards. Spike continues to beat on Richards at ringside before walking off.

Final Thoughts:
The feature match didn’t do much for me, but they had some strong promos and the overall feel of the show provided some extra excitement for the stacked SummerSlam show taking place.

Thanks for reading.





Bob Colling Jr. View All

34-year-old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Long-time fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls, and Minnesota Vikings. An avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on old-school wrestling.

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