WWE Heat 10/6/2002

World Wrestling Entertainment presents Heat

1.) Steven Richards defeated RAW Tag Team Champion The Hurricane
2.) Spike Dudley defeated Justin Credible
3.) Jacqueline defeated Molly Holly
4.) Raven defeated D’Lo Brown

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Lita joins Coach on commentary.

2.) Richards slaps Hurricane’s hand away to avoid a handshake. Hurricane eye rakes Richards and delivers a shoulder block. Hurricane gets a rollup to counter a hip toss for a near fall. Richards gains control with a scoop slam and taunts Hurricane causing an arm drag. Hurricane hip tosses Richards and heads to the top rope hitting a flying crossbody for a near fall. Hurricane puts a top wrist lock on Richards, but doesn’t get a submission. Richards forearms Hurricane and delivers an overhead suplex. Richards stomps on Hurricane and chokes Hurricane on the mat. Richards punches Hurricane several times in the corner. Richards forearms Hurricane on the chest and taunts Hurricane calling him a freak. Hurricane delivers a strike off the ropes, but Richards cuts Hurricane off. Richards takes Hurricane over with a suplex for a near fall. Richards controls Hurricane with a neck vice out of a neckbreaker position. Richards isn’t able to get a submission. Hurricane fights out with right hands. Hurricane hits a neckbreaker and both men are down. Richards misses a clothesline and Hurricane drops Richards with right hands. Hurricane hits a blockbuster off the middle rope for a near fall. Hurricane atomic drops Richards and connects with the shining wizard, but Richards gets his boot on the bottom rope. Hurricane misses a neckbreaker and Richards hits a sit out Death Valley Driver for a near fall. Richards waits in the corner missing a superkick. Hurricane hits the Eye of the Hurricane. Hurricane tries for a chokeslam, but Richards elbows free. Richards elbows Hurricane and gets a rollup with his hand on the ropes to pin Hurricane! (**. That’s a major upset. Richards pinning a new tag team champion even by cheating is a huge victory for Richards. I love it, though. Richards has been fun to watch lately on Heat and I’d support a bigger push for him.)

3.) Spike backs Credible into a corner, but Credible delivers a cheap shot. Spike arm drags Credible followed by a hip toss and a neckbreaker to send Credible bailing to the floor to regroup. Spike tosses Credible back into the ring and Credible begs off. Spike bites Credible’s hand and delivers a boot in the corner. Spike leaps off the middle rope and is met with a superkick. Credible tries for a cover managing a two count. Credible rams Spike into the corner and continues with stomps in the corner. Credible powerbombs Spike out of the corner for a near fall. Spike comes off the ropes with a crossbody for a two count. Credible clotheslines Spike and keeps control with a sleeper on the mat. Spike powers up and elbows free from Credible. Spike tries for a sunset flip, but Credible blocked it. Spike gets a rollup for a two count. They collide with a double shoulder block and both men are down. Spike forearms Credible followed by right hands. Spike atomic drops Credible followed by a bulldog for a two count. Spike dropkicks Credible into the corner and stomps on Credible in the corner. Credible sends Spike chest first into the corner to maintain control of the match. Credible misses a superkick and Spike hits the Dudley Dog for the win. (**. This is one of the better matches that Credible has had on Heat in recent memory. Credible might have been able to do more with a smaller opponent in Spike, so he took advantage of that. I wonder if Credible will ever win a televised match ever again.)

4.) Backstage, Terri interviews Raven. Raven will be wrestling D’Lo Brown tonight. Raven says he will close a chapter against Brown. Raven is starting his vindication. Raven has been scoffed at by people for two years. Raven says the picture is complete and the time for his voice to be heard is here. Raven will no longer be silenced. Raven will make sure people see.

5.) Jacqueline takes Molly down with a drop toe hold. Jacqueline keeps control with a headlock and a shoulder block. Jacqueline nearly wins with a bridging suplex. Jacqueline backslides Molly for another two count. Molly knee lifts Jacqueline and dumps Jacqueline over the top, but Jacqueline returns to hit a under hook suplex. Molly drops Jacqueline face first over the top turnbuckle. Molly sends Jacqueline to the floor. Molly rams Jacqueline into the barricade back first. Molly stomps on Jacqueline and rams her face first onto the mat. Molly delivers a backbreaker for a two count. Jacqueline elbows Molly and counters a suplex with a rollup out of the corner for a two count. Jacqueline punches Molly followed by a dropkick. Jacqueline elbows Molly to the mat for another near fall. Jacqueline almost wins following a spin kick. Molly drops Jacqueline over the ropes. Molly sits Jacqueline on the top turnbuckle, but Jacqueline plants Molly with a tornado DDT for the clean win. (*1/2. A big win for Jacqueline over the former champion. The action wasn’t the best, but is decent and the crowed seemed into it.)

6.) Prior to the main event, D’Lo Brown cuts a promo. Brown says that Raven invited him to wrestle one more time in his personal playground. Raven wanted Brown to see his personal masterpiece. Brown is going to put Raven in the Sky High Hall of Fame.

7.) Raven backs Brown into a corner and delivers several stomps. Brown counters with right hands. Brown delivers a leaping forearm and misses a spear hitting the ring post. Raven sends Brown into the barricade with a side Russian leg sweep. Raven tries for a DDT, but Brown blocks the move. Raven settles for a front face lock. Brown rams Raven into the corner back first, but Raven knee lifts Brown and drives his knee into the back of Brown’s back. Raven runs into a drop toe hold being sent into the corner chest first. Brown hammers away on Raven several times. Brown heel kicks Raven followed by a scoop slam. Brown delivers a leg drop for a two count. Brown punches Raven a few times, but Raven pulls Brown down and nearly wins with a rollup with his feet on the ropes. Brown connects with a swinging side slam for a two count. Raven boots Brown and low blows Brown after avoiding the Sky High. Raven manages to hit the Raven Effect DDT for the win. (*. I can’t imagine that is the end of the feud, but the match was a bit lackluster. I wish these two were given more time to finish their story with a stronger match.)

Final Thoughts:
A decent episode of Heat with an enjoyable upset win by Richards and Credible having a decent match for the first time in a while. The main event was a little lackluster, but I still found myself enjoying the episode.

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