The online version of Heat is now online.
This weeks show features Kerwin White taking on Shelton
Benjamin in the main event as well as Cade and Murdoch
defending the tag team championship against The Heart
Throbs and Rosey and Hurricane. You can check out the
latest edition of Heat at WWE.com.
(1) Gene Snitsky defeated Johnny
Parisi with a Catatonic type move
Before segment one begins, we are treated
to a video preview of Domino, now playing at a theater
near you. This was played before all four segments.
Segment one opens with the Heat intro which still has
the sunday night heat logo. Opening match has Gene Snitsky
taking on Johnny Parisi. Snitsky attacks him before
the bell and hits a bodyslam. Todd Grisham puts over
that Parisi is a second generation superstar and mentions
that his uncle was a former WWE tag champion. Snitsky
drops a couple elbows while Coach ignores the match
and talks about what happened this past week on Raw.
Snitsky kicks Parisi out of the ring and poses for the
crowd. The announcers talk about Snitsky's foot fetish
while Parisi tries fighting back. He goes for a cross
body block but Snitsky catches him and turns it into
a fall away slam. Snitsky puts the boots to Parisi in
the corner while the crowd chants "You Suck."
Snitsky irish whips hit to the corner and charges in
but Parisi moves out of the way and rolls up Snitsky
for a two count. Parisi follows up with a jawbreaker
and two right hands before jumping on Snitsky's back
and attempting a sleeper hold. Snitsky throws him off
and hits a mafia kick. Snitsky hits his finisher which
looks similar to Chris Harris' catatonic and scores
Just a showcase match for Snitsky. If
you're into Snitsky its worth checking out, otherwise
there isn't much else here.
(2) Viscera defeated Jason Bates
with the VD
Segment two opens with the WWE rewind.
They show highlights of the Trish/Victoria women's title
match from Raw this past week. Viscera weighs in this
week at 487 pounds. Coach shows no remorse for what
happened to JR on Raw and Grisham talks about his appearance
on byte this. Jason Bates delivers some punches in the
corner and slaps on a headlock. That was short lived
as Vis back suplexes his way out of it and hits a bodyslam.
Vis ties him to the tree of woe and hits a butt splash
in the corner. Vis follows with a clothesline and comes
off the ropes with a huge elbow drop. Vis attempts a
suples, but Bates slips out and delivers a couple forearm
shots to the back of big Vis. Bates comes off the ropes
but is met with a spinning heel kick from Vis. Vis gives
a sick looking smile before doing the Visagra. Vis does
an avalanche in the corner and hits the VD (Viscera
drop) to score the pin.
Again, just a showcase match for Viscera.
If you're into his act check it out. Otherwise, there
isn't much else here.
(3) Lane Cade and Trevor Murdoch
retain the world tag team titles in a suden death triple
threat match involving The Heart Throbs and Hurricane
and Rosey when Lane Cade pinned Hurricane after the
sweet and sour
Segment three opens with a sudden death
triple threat match for the world tag team championship
as Cade and Murdoch defend the titles against former
champs Hurricane and Rosey as well as The Heart Throbs.
Grisham and Coach remind everyone that Cade and Murdoch
can lose the belts here without being pinned. Someone
in the crowd has a clothespin on his nose and had a
sign saying "Use when murdoch enters." Grisham
claims that Cade and Murdoch are unbeaten. He must have
missed their DQ loss on Raw a couple weeks ago. Champs
start on the outside as Hurricane and Romeo start out
for their respective teams. Hurricane hits a pair of
dropkicks before tagging out to Rosey. Rosey works on
the arm, then hits a bodyslam before coming off the
ropes with a headbutt. Rosey irish whips Romeo into
the corner and goes for an avalanche, but Romeo moves
out of the way and makes the tag to Antonio. Antonio
comes in and escapes a samoan drop but is met with a
headbutt from Rosey. Antonio goes to Cade and Murdoch's
corner to tag out but they both jump down from the ring
apron. Rosey hits a samoan drop, but both Cade and Murdoch
break up the pin. Romeo comes in to attempt a double
team backdrop on Rosey, but he grabs both Heart Throbs
by the hair and throws them both into the mat. Heart
Throbs regain control by throwing Rosey to the floor.
Trevor Murdoch comes in and knocks Hurricane off the
ring apron while Rosey whips Romeo into the barrier.
Lance Cade then attacks Rosey on the outside and throws
him back in the ring where Murdoch works him over with
forearm drops and punches. Cade comes in and they hit
sort of a double team rock bottom on Rosey for a two
count. Rosey tries to power his way to the corner for
the tag while the heart throbs are still recovering
at ringside. Murdoch comes in with a cheap shot on Rosey,
but while the ref's putting him out, Hurricane comes
off the top with a double axe handle that enables Rosey
to make the tag to Hurricane. Hurricane hits a headscissors
on Cade then scores with a missle dropkick on Murdoch.
Hurricane goes for a blockbuster off the top rope but
Cade moves out of the way. Cade ane Murdoch hit the
sweet and sour (double goozle) on Hurricane to score
the pin and retain their titles. Champs beat up Antonio
after the match.
If you're looking for tag team action,
this is probably a segment to check out. Tag team wrestling
has been pretty non existant in WWE lately and these
are the three featured teams on the Raw brand. About
what you'd expect from these three teams.
(4) Shelton Benjamin defeated
Kerwin White by disqualification after interference
by Nick Nemeth
Segment four opens with a recap of the
Linda McMahon heel turn and firing of Jim Ross from
this past Monday's Raw. They did a good job editing
the ball kick on JR and made it look better. From there
they gave a video package promoting the return of Kane
this Monday on Raw that was pretty well done. Main event
time with Kerwin White taking on Shelton Benjamin. Shelton
said he had a talk with Kerwin's girlfriend and she
said his problem with his golf game is that he's playing
with a little putter. Kerwin attacks and works on the
arm. Shelton hits a back suplex for an early two count.
Kerwin works over Shelton in the corner and distracts
the ref so his caddy Nick Nemeth can get a cheap shot
in. Coach informs us that he is "the official voice
of Raw" now with JR gone. Kerwin delivers some
forearms and goes to a chinlock. Shelton elbows his
way out but gets caught in a tilt-o-whirl headscissors
while Coach goes on and on about JR. Shelton fights
back with punches and kicks and a devastating formarm
shot as Kerwin came off the ropes. Kerwin reverses an
irish whip into the corner, but Shelton springs off
the ropes with a reverse flying forearm. Shelton goes
for a powerbomb but Kerwin slips out and goes off the
ropes where Shelton lifts him in the air and lets him
freefall chest first into the mat. Nick Nemeth jumps
on the ring apron and is met with a ring hand from Shelton.
Kerwin takes advantage with a rollup but only gets a
two count. Shelton reverses Kerwin into the ropes and
hits his exploder but Nick Nemeth breaks up the pin
resulting in a disqualification. After the match Kerwin
sets up to take a shot at Shelton with his nine iron,
but Matt Striker takes it off him and clears the ring.
Coach reminds up that Mick Foley will be in Carlito's
Cabana on Raw this week as the show closes out.
Solid match. Nothing more, nothing less.
This feud with Kerwin and Shelton is pretty much over
and this was probably just a way to introduce Stryker
as a future opponent for Kerwin. Decent enough to check
out but you're not missing that much if you don't.
Overall this was a solid effort but nothing
overly exciting from the Heat crew. The tag title match
is probably the only segment worth going out of your
way for since the tag titles are rarely even on Raw
anymore. The main event was solid but that feud was
already settled at Unforgiven so I'd rather see both
guys move on.