World Wrestling Federation presents Heat
1.) Haku defeated Scotty 2 Hotty
2.) Albert defeated Crash Holly
3.) Undertaker & Kane defeated Taka Michinoku & Funaki
4.) WWF World Champion Kurt Angle defeated Essa Rios
1.) Edge and Christian are the special guests at WWF New York. Edge says this will be the greatest episode of Heat ever. Edge claims that Vince McMahon asked them to co-host the show. Christian shoutouts Tazz and they raise the roof. Christian calls Cole a dork. Christian promotes that we’ll see Kurt Angle in a title defense against Essa Rios. Undertaker and Kane will also be in tag team action. They do their five second pose and proceed to insult the crowd. They leave the stage saying their not sticking around for a whole hour.
2.) Outside, Edge, and Christian decide to head over to MTV and kick Carson Daly’s ass for not accepting their TRL request to host the show.
3.) Edge and Christian arrive to MTV and they are there for Carson Daly. However, Daly isn’t there since it is Sunday. Edge slaps the guy at the desk onto the desk and they runoff.
4.) Haku works over Hotty with strikes and stomps in the corner. Haku decks Hotty with a clothesline and an elbow drop. Haku chokes Hotty on the mat as Hotty goes to the ropes to pull himself up. Haku keeps control with chops and sends Hotty hard into the corner back first. Haku keeps control with several right hands and elbow strike. Haku chokes Hotty over the middle rope right in front of Rikishi at ringside. Hotty tries to fight back with clotheslines, but Haku no sells it and powerslams Hotty. Haku misses an elbow drop and Hotty tries for a bulldog, but Haku counters with the Tongan Death Grip for the win. (*. I’ve always been a fan of Haku and having him win in dominating fashion is fine with me. I could get behind a push for Haku.) After the match, Rikishi hits a sit down splash on Grand Master Sexay.
5.) Edge and Christian are on the set of TRL and they are making fun of Carson Daly for having a doll. Edge thinks he sees Daly outside, but instead it’s someone wearing a Kane mask, which scares them.
6.) Edge and Christian run to the pay phone and Edge goes to get a taxi. Christian gets spooked by the Kane mask wearing person on the sidewalk. Christian leaves to enter the taxi with Edge.
7.) Crash gets in Albert’s face and tries to deliver a few strikes, but Albert lifts Crash up and tosses Crash across the ring. Crash is sent into the corner and Albert misses a splash. Albert blocks a drop toe hold and headbutts Crash to the mat. Albert sends Crash to the apron and Crash goes to the top rope missing a crossbody and is rammed into the corner. Albert crotches Crash over the top rope and Crash falls to the floor. Albert catapults Crash throat first into the middle rope. Albert brings Crash into the ring with a reverse suplex for a two count. Crash bites his way free from Albert and is dropped to the mat. Albert misses an elbow drop coming off the ropes. Albert runs into a back elbow. Crash hammers away on Albert with right hands. Crash heads to the top rope hitting a missile dropkick for a near fall. Albert plants Holly with the Baldo Bomb for the win. (*. There wasn’t a doubt here, and Crash failed to look like a viable candidate to pull off an upset. It looks like if Crash isn’t involved in hardcore stuff that the crowd tends to tune out.)
8.) Edge and Christian are at a clothing shop where Christian is convinced that he saw Kane. Christian puts on sunglasses and looks in the mirror. Christian saw Kane again and there’s a guy in the Kane mask across the street.
9.) Kaientai make their way out to cut a promo before their match. Taka says they are evil and they have decided to issue an open challenge. Funaki delivers his Indeed line. Taka wants anyone who feels like they are more evil to come out to fight them. Kane and the Undertaker answer the challenge.
10.) Kane big boots Taka and follows up with a press slam to the mat. Kane big boots Funaki and takes Taka down with a vertical suplex. Kane plants Taka with a chokeslam, but Funaki breaks the cover. Taker gets involved and chokeslams Funaki Taker and Kane finish them off with stereo Last Rides for the easy win.
11.) Outside, Edge, and Christian are looking for the subway. They find a guy saying there’s better places to eat than Subway. He continues to ramble, but Edge and Christian run away when the Kane mask-wearing guy comes up to them.
12.) WWF World Champion Kurt Angle has a microphone during his entrance to cut a promo. Angle talks about the non-title match with Essa Rios tonight. Angle makes it sound like he’s a giving guy for wrestling Rios.
13.) Angle knee lifts Rios followed by a right hand for the early advantage. Angle stomps on Rios in the corner. Angle elbows Rios to the mat and hits a back suplex. Rios spin kicks Angle to avoid a back suplex. Angle tosses Rios with an overhead belly to belly suplex. Angle stomps Rios on the mat. Angle elbow strikes Rios over the apron to maintain the advantage. Rios drop toe holds Angle followed by a leg drop and right hands. Rios powerslams Angle for a near fall. Rios hits a springboard hurricanrana off the top rope and nearly pins Angle! Rios slams Angle to the mat and tries for a moonsault, but Angle got his knees up to block it. Angle hits the Olympic Slam and wins the match. (***. I loved this match. Angle gave a lot to Rios and made him look good. Rios had some fun offense. This was an enjoyable match.) After the match, Angle hits another Olympic Slam to lay out Rios.
14.) Edge and Christian toss a couple out of a horse and carriage, but the guy wearing a Kane mask is there. They threaten him, and the guy just runs away. They give chase.
15.) Edge and Christian get to the stage, and the guy in the mask is revealed to be the Brooklyn Brawler. Brawler says nobody disrespects NYC on his watch. Brawler thought it was funny and wanted to prove they are the best city. Brawler gets a Yankees chant going, but Edge and Christian smash Brawler with chair shots to end the show.
They brought the star power this week on Heat, which made this an easy watch as a result. Plus, Angle and Rios had a really fun match for the amount of time given. I enjoyed the show.
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