On Sunday, February 1, 2004 at 9:26 PM EST Full WWE Sunday Night Heat Results
Date: Febuary 1, 2004
Announcers: Jonathan Coachman and Al Snow
Reported by: Michael Roush of WrestleView.com
First Match: Christian vs. Lance Storm
Coach talks about how he doesn't feel very well tonight after the beatings he has taken the last few weeks. During the match, Storm holds Christian up for a vertical suplex for nearly fifteen seconds. Storm also takes a big bump, being pushed from a sitting position off the top rope to the floor. Storm gets Christian in the single-leg Boston Crab, but Christian makes it to the ropes. Christian gets to his feet as the ref calls for the break. But, before Storm lets go of Chrsitian's leg, Christian thumbs Storm's eyes, hits the Unprettier and picks up the pinfall.
Replay of last week's Raw, and the No-Disqualification match between Goldberg and The Coach, when Goldberg knocked around Mark Henry and finally got hold of Coach for the spear, the jackhammer, and the pin. From the signs and the crowd behind the ring, it's very obvious that this is the same place and time where tonight's Heat is being taped.
Replay of the Royal Rumble and the last week's Raw when glimpses of the return of The Undertaker interrupted Kane.
Hurricane and Rosey vs. Garrison Cade and Mark Jindrak
Everybody but Hurricane in this match spent time together in the Heartland Wrestling Association when it was a developmental territory for WWE, and it shows in the continuity and style of the match. Rosey hits a big splash on Cade, but the pin is broken up by Jindrak. Hurricane knocks Jindrak out of the ring as Rosey picks up Cade for a slam, but seems to land awkwardly and twist his knee a bit. As the ref ushers Hurricane to his corner, Jindrak clips Rosey who had scooped up Cade. Cade falls on top of Rosey, Jindrak keeps Rosey's foot from the ropes, and they get the three count.
Winners: Garrison Cade and Mark Jindrak
Replay of Mick Foley and Randy Orton on last week's Raw, when Mick told Randy to spit on his face again and Foley went absolutely bonkers and busted himself open.
Foley went on to put a beating on Orton and clear off Flair and Batista with a steel chair.
Main Event: Matt Hardy, Version 1 vs. Booker T
From his intro, we learn that Matt still has his appendix, and he is a fan of Miso Soup. Booker T is now using his song from the WWE Originals CD as his entrance music. Coach and Snow take some time to point out that a sitting full nelson by Matt on Booker T has a strategic rationale, and that he isn't just "doing nothing". Booker gets enough advantage to give the crowd a Spineroonie. Booker kicks out after a Side Effect, and counters a Twist of Fate into a Spinebuster. Booker T wins a long match (broken up by a commercial break) after hitting Matt with a kick to the jaw as Matt leaped from the top rope.
Winner: Booker T
Tomorrow's Raw is live from State College, PA. Benoit, Foley and Goldberg are all scheduled to appear.
A few comments about tonight's program: It has been reported on this and other websites that there is an effort on the part of some of the higher-ups in WWE to bring back more of the older chain-wrestling style of action, sometimes referred to as 'old school'. Tonight's Heat was a prime example of this type of action, and it is a welcome sight. I can only hope we will see more of this type of work, not only on Heat, but on coming Raw and SmackDown programs as well!