Reported by Dave Missert of WrestleView.com
Full WWE Sunday Night Heat Results - 2/9/03 (Sgt. Slaughter returns)
Ľ On Sunday, February 9, 2003 at 8:03 PM EST Full WWE Sunday Night Heat Results - 2/9/03
Commentators: The Coach & Lita
Report by: Dave Missert of WrestleView.com
Happy Sunday everyone, itís me, The Miz, back at you for another review of Sunday Night Heat on MTV. Velocity got an Edge match last night, so maybe weíll get a Raw superstar tonight on Heat. I doubt it. Letís get ready for some ACTION.
The show opens with a replay of private detective Bischoff searching San Antonio for Stone Cold. Iím surprised I didnít run into him, seeing as I was in San Antonio on Monday night.
Chris Nowinski vs. Tommy Dreamer
Collar-elbow tie-up to open the match. Nowinski takes down Dreamer and slaps him on the ass. Grappling take down by Dreamer, followed by a kick in the ass. Drop toe hold by Dreamer. Action goes to the outside, as Nowinski slams Dreamer into the concrete. Back inside, Nowinski goes for the pin with his feet on the ropes, but is caught by the referee. Now Nowinski applies the dreaded bearhug, but Tommy breaks the hold. The two exchange punches and Dreamer takes control. Neck breaker, back body drop, two count. Nowinski with a clothesline after breaking out a death valley driver. Nowinski goes for the cane, but Dreamer ducks and nails a DDT for the pin.
Winner via pinfall: Tommy Dreamer
Rico vs. Brian Danielson
Rico takes contro early with his flurry of ninja kicks, followed by a clothesline and bunch of punches. Rico has the rookie on his back, in a modified torture rack, but the rookie counters. Rico is in complete control of this one as Rico applies the dreaded pull the arms back as I drive my knee into your shoulder blades. Danielson breaks the hold, but Rico takes control back. Rico charges into the corner at Danielson twice, and both times he is thwarted. Danielson takes Rico down, but both men are very worn out. Danielson lands three haymakers, followed by a snap suplex. Danielson is in control of Rico, but Rico lands a spinning heel kick for the victory.
Winner via pinfall: Rico
A recap of the Booker T and Goldust breaking up storyline.
Batista (w/ Ric Flair) vs. Spike Dudley
Shoulder block by Batista, followed by some powerful punches to the back. Batista tosses Batista into the ropes, but Spike escapes to the outside. The action goes back to the ring, and Spike manages to get some offense in, before Batista starts to toss him around again. Now he is stepping on Spikeís head. Short powerful clothesline by Batista as Spike rolls to the outside. Spike slowly crawls back in, and is nearly powerslammed by Batista. He gets a touch of offense in, but is drilled by Batista, and powerbombed as Batista gets the win.
Winner by pinfall: Batista
Bischoff is trying in vain to find Stone Cold
Steven Richards vs. Sgt. Slaughter
Slaughter tosses Richards into the corner, and then applies a sleeper maneuver, which is broken when Richards gets to the ropes. Slaughter tosses Richards into the ropes and punches him in the back, then tries to apply a sleeper. Slaughter in control as he tosses Richards around like a rag doll. Now he lands some woo-chops, but Richards tosses him into the corner, and he does a Ric Flair type maneuver, where he flips over the turnbuckle and falls to the floor. Back in the ring, and Richards with a few elbows, and then applies the Camel Clutch. Richards off the second rope, but is countered by Slaughter, who begins to dominate Richards. Slaughter locks in the Cobra Clutch, and Richards submits.
Winner via Cobra Clutch: Sgt. Slaughter
Chris Nowinski vs. Tommy Dreamer
Not a bad match to open. I donít know why theyíre having Dreamer get into all this stuff with the Tough Enough kids. Didnít he show up on the show to help them or something? Tommy Dreamer is being so misused it isnít even funny. Getting rid of the IC Title was ludicrous. Nowinski blew a couple spots in this one that I thought were pretty obvious, but maybe I was paying too much attention, it is only Heat after all.
They just announced that Sgt. Slaughter would be taking on Steven Richards tonight. I can just feel the excitement.
Rico vs. Brian Danielson
Iíll say it again this week. Rico is wasting away. Heís stuck using Billy and Chuckís old music, he got no push after the wedding angle, and his finisher is a spinning heel kick. He mustíve gotten the short straw when they were handing out finishers. Stacy uses a spinning heel kick I think! Not to mention that he wears leopard print pants when he wrestles? The only other person I know that wears leopard print pants are your Velocity recapper, Keith Vinciguerra, and he wears them out to the bars. This match wasnít that bad, as they let the rookie show off some good offense. The casual viewer mightíve thought that the kid had a chance. He had some good technique and seemed solid tactically.
Itís a real shame to see the team of Booker T and Goldust split up, but in the long run it seems like it can be used to develop an angle between Booker T chasing after Hunty Hunt and the Funky Bunch, and perhaps getting a shot at the title. And itíll be back to Heat for Goldust, which is a shame. This is a rather dramatic way of splitting up a tag team if you ask me. And to speak to the explosion, Iíve never ever seen a breaker box explode like that, like why would Goldustís hand hitting it make it blow up? Especially the one on the right, which he never touched?
Batista vs. Spike Dudley
Ok, whatís the point of this? We all know that Batista is strong and powerful, so why not have him slap the snot out of a 150 lbs. guy. What is Spikeís role anyways? To get squashed by everyone and tag along with the other two Dudleys? I donít get it. That match nearly put me to sleep.
Bischoff is looking for Austin. What a stupid segment this was. And who was that old man that opened the door when Bischoff was at the house?
Sgt Slaughter vs. Steven Richards
Why is Slaughter wrestling? Are they in his hometown? Isnít he like 50 years old? So many questions, so many answers I donít care to hear. Slaughter looks like a cartoon character. Holy cow! Richards just applied the Camel Clutch! You want to talk about Old School, take that Undertaker! Slaughter is so big! Look at his gut. Slaughter applies the Cobra Clutch and Richards taps. That match was pretty slow, but somewhat entertaining. Makes me feel 10 years younger seeing Slaughter wrestling.