Full WWE Sunday Night Heat Results - 4/13/03
Reported by Dave Missert
On Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 8:06 PM EST
Full WWE Sunday Night Heat Results - 4/13/03
Commentators: Jonathan Coachman and the Lovely Lita
Reported by: Dave Missert
Hey everyone, it’s your favorite weekend reviewer, Miz, here to review your favorite weekend show, Sunday Night Heat. And now we’re ready for Heat on the NEW TNN.
The show opens with a flashback to two weeks ago when Eric Bischoff fired Steve Austin for medical reasons, then cuts to last week when Bischoff drove Austin’s truck into the arena, and Jim Ross quit the show. Cue the opening credits and the pyro and we’re ready to begin. Victoria (w/ Steven Richards) vs. Ivory
The match opens with Victoria attacking Ivory from behind but Ivory fights back and hits a Flying Burrito right off the back. The ladies take their grappling to the mat with some basic rest holds. Victoria backs Ivory into the corner and unloads a flurry of punches on her, then tosses her across the ring by her hair twice. Victoria tries two quick covers on Ivory, but Ivory kicks out, tosses Victoria into the ropes, but gets nailed with a swinging neckbreaker. Victoria applies a strangle hold, but Ivory breaks the hold and hits a flying head scissors, followed by a dropkick. Ivory takes control and goes for the pin, but Steven Richards pulls Victoria over and puts her foot on the ropes. Victoria seizes the opportunity and hits the Widow’s Peak for the win. Winner by pinfall: VictoriaRodney Mack (w/ Teddy Long) vs. Ken Anderson
Teddy grabs the mic before the match and says “Let me holler at ya playa!” He then berates Ken Anderson, saying that he is not real competition. Rodney Mack goes to work on Anderson quickly, with some early brawling techniques, followed by a flying shoulder block off the second rope. Anderson hits a Sunset Flip for a two count, but Mack goes back to work on the rookie with some chops to the chest, followed by a powerslam for the win.Winner by pinfall: Rodney Mack- RAW Highlights
Highlights of the Booker T & Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H & Chris Jericho are shown. This match was a vehicle for the return of Kevin Nash. - RAW Highlights
Highlights of the backstage interaction between Goldust, Test and Stacy are shownTest (w/ Stacy Keibler) vs. Mark Berdolucci
The match opens with Mark trying to take out Test early. He slaps Test across the face, but Test counters with a slap of his own, and some chops to the chest. Back body drop by Test, followed by some whips into the ropes and clotheslines. Test charges into the corner, but is met with a boot from Mark. Test hits a tilt-a-whirl slam, followed by the full nelson slam. He goes for his big boot, but Mark pulls the ref in front of him to block the kick. The rookie goes for the pin, but Test kicks out, hits the big boot and pins Mark Berdolucci. Winner by pinfall: Test- RAW Highlights
Highlights are shown from the debut of Goldberg two weeks ago at The Rock Appreciation Night. Also shown were highlights from Rock’s match against Jeff Hardy, which the Rock won with a Rock Bottom. After the match The Rock called out Goldberg, and avoided being speared. That honor instead went to Christian. Three Minute Warning & Rico vs. Tommy Dreamer, Maven & Spike Dudley
The match opens with Tommy Dreamer and Jamal. Jamal starts out by tossing Tommy into the corner, but Tommy counters with a drop toe hold and a tag to Maven. Maven with some basic Tough Enough moves and a sunset flip. Jamal kicks out, and Jamal powerslams him. Jamal with the tag to Rico and Maven tags out to Spike. Spike with some mat brawling but Rico turns the tables and takes control. Spike with a modified powerbomb on Rico as Rico tags out to Rosie. Rosie abuses Spike for a while, until he tags out to Tommy Dreamer. Dreamer comes out hot but is thwarted by a Rosie as he hits a spinning backbreaker. Jamal gets tagged in and crushes Dreamer in the corner. Tag to Rico, who kicks Dreamer in the side of the head, but misses a moonsault. Double tag to Jamal and Maven, and Maven hits a couple of Flying Burritos, followed by a flying bulldog into a two count. Maven attempts a sunset flip and Spike hits a bulldog. Spike hits Jamal with the Dudley Dog, but is tossed to the outside by Rosie. Dreamer hits Rosie with a DDT, and Maven hits Jamal with a flying dropkick. Maven goes to the top and attempts a high cross body on Jamal, but Jamal catches him and nails a Samoan Drop for the pin and the win.Winner by pinfall: Three Minute Warning & Rico
Victoria (w/ Steven Richards) vs. Ivory
Is it just me, or is it good to see Ivory back on TV. I think she looks great. This was your basic women’s match, but I must say, it was extremely short, even for a Heat opener. They hardly gave these girls any time. I think the pairing of Victoria and Steven Richards is hilarious, especially since she is far more over than he is. It’s very rare to see a male valet, especially one that’s kicking those styling pink tights (who wears pink tights?). Some good moves in this one, but far to short to display any real offense.
Rodney Mack (w/ Teddy Long) vs. Ken Anderson
Wow, I knew this was going to be a squash, but I didn’t think it’d be that blatant. Are you kidding me, two matches in fifteen minutes? This last match lasted probably two or three minutes. Anderson got no offense in except for a Sunset Flip, and Mack didn’t really look that dominating, since most of his moves were straight up street fighting moves. I do like the fact however that he wears a boxer’s robe into the ring though, that’s pretty badass. Teddy Long is great on the mic too, if you gave him a decent wrestler, he would probably be able to get him over, but Rodney Mack is pretty uninteresting, just another big brawler with no real ability. I mean, a powerslam is his finisher. Come on Vince; give me a reason to get excited for Heat.
Even though I’m not a big fan of Kevin Nash as a wrestler, I have to admit that he looked pretty good physically coming back from his injury. By looking good I mean he doesn’t look like the Big Show anymore. It looks like he lost a ton of weight. Is he going to be Diesel like everyone has been saying? Not that I care, as either way his in-ring product is uninteresting. When Coach said that Nash was walking to the ring with a purpose, I think his purpose was to not get injured walking down the ramp. I’m really not looking forward to an eventual Kevin Nash – Triple H feud. Oh by the way, it was cool to see the Hurricane try and come to the rescue. Hurricane is my favorite superhero.
I really need to pick up the new Divas magazine. The last one was excellent.
Boy, they’ll try anything to get Test some heat. Now they’re using Goldust’s humor to get him over. I don’t think that will work either
Test vs. Mark Berdolucci
I think that is the kid’s last name, but I don’t know, as they didn’t post it at the bottom of the screen. This was another three-minute squash match. I can’t believe there is going to be four matches tonight and that the first three combined for 10 minutes. That’s just plain wrong. There was nothing of any interest to report on this match, except Coach kept talking about how Test hasn’t gotten any from Stacy in the last two weeks. Great journalism there Coach.
Even though the Rock vs. Goldberg match won’t be anything great in terms of actual wrestling, it should be entertaining, as it’s a match we’ve never seen before. Rock’s backstage interaction with Trish and Terri was very funny. I thought it was hilarious when he told Terri to “shut up, woman.” I’m glad they aren’t letting Goldberg talk yet. Maybe in the two years he’s been off, he’s learned to cut an interesting promo. The Rock will probably carry that side of this feud. I don’t really have anything good or bad to say about Goldberg, as I didn’t really pay much attention to WCW back when he was big.
Three-Minute Warning & Rico vs. Maven, Tommy Dreamer & Spike Dudley
This match was actually pretty fast paced with several decent wrestling moves. Six man tag matches as main events on Heat are pretty useless though, as they are only given about 7 minutes. That’s not much time to showcase everyone in the match. Maven is looking better every week, and I’ve always been a fan of Tommy Dreamer. He’d make a great IC champion. Oh wait. Three-Minute Warning didn’t look as sloppy as they have in the past either. All in all, not a horrible match.
Well that’s it for Heat tonight, which was an extremely sub-par show. Two jobber matches, a women’s match and a seven-minute six-man tag match don’t make for a good show. I’m going to miss Raw this week since I’ll be out of town on business, but I’m sure Keith will fill me in on the developments with his favorite superstar, Kevin Nash. Until next week, this is your favorite weekend reviewer, signing off.