Here is a brief Heat recap, which was aired on WWE.com and on PPV preview channels:
– The showed “WWE.com Exclusive” footage of JBL walking through the crowd with a live mic last week, ripping on Texas and the fans. He promised to destroy Rey Mysterio.
– Tazz, Michael Cole, Hugo Savinovich and Carlos Cabrera were introduced and came to the ring.
– Josh Mathews interviewed Randy & Cowboy Bob Orton. The Ortons were confident about beating the Undertaker in a casket match tonight, saying they had a “plan” for tonight.
– William Regal & Paul Birchall defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick in the Heat match when Regal forced London to submit to the Regal Stretch after a Birchall shoulderbreaker.
– The rest of the half hour show was devoted to video packages hyping the various matches on the show.
No Mercy opened with a video package on the Eddie Guerrero-Batista relationship and the Undertaker-Ortons feud.
MNM (Joey Mercury, Johnny Nitro & Melina) vs. Road Warrior Animal, Heidenreich & Christy Hemme.
Melina wore a shirt that said “Miss Bitch” on it. Heidenreich yanked Nitro into the ring from the floor to start the match, and Animal, who had his shoulder taped, slammed him. Heindereich tagged in and hit a clothesline for a two count. Animal tagged in for a double elbow, then hit a charging clothesline into the corner. Animal missed a shoulderblock and hit his bad shoulder in a corner, and Mercury tagged in and MNM tossed Animal shoulder first into the corner again. Mercury went to work on the shoulder with a series of side kicks, and then gave Heidenreich a cheap shot on the apron. MNM hit the Snapshot on Animal, but Nitro went and hit Heidenreich, and by the time the referee counted the pin, Animal kicked out at two.
Nitro continued the assault on Animal’s arm, and Mercury yanked the bad arm across the top rope. Melina choked Animal from the apron with her legs. Nitro and Mercury tagged frequently, with Mercury hitting a second rope elbow on the shoulder and applying an armbar. Mercury hit a shoulderbreaker for a two count, but when he went for a flying bodypress, Animal turned it into a powerslam for two. Heidenreich ran in as Nitro broke up the cover. Nitro backdropped Heidenreich to the floor, then missed a jump off the apron and hit the security wall. Mercury got knocked into the corner, and Melina tagged in. Melina came off the top rope, but Animal caught her and carried her across the ring to tag in Christy. Christy and Animal gave Melina the Hart Attack clothesline. Christy then kicked Melina and gave her a very sloppy rana. Animal then lifted Melina on his shoulders, and Christy gave her the Doomsday Device clothesline for the pin at the seven minute mark.
Winners: Road Warrior Animal, Heidenreich & Christy Hemme.
Animal & Heidenreich celebrated by lifting Christy on their shoulders, while MNM carried Melina to the back.
Eddie Guerrero entered Batista’s locker room, and in a very serious tone, said “I have one thing to say to you … good luck”. Eddie started to leave, but Batista stopped him and wished him luck as well as he left.
They plugged that Christy, Animal & Heidenreich would now be having an interview on WWE.com
Simon Dean vs. Bobby Lashley.
Simon Dean was followed to the ring by a waiter carrying a large tray of hamburgers. Simon said that Houston was the “fattest” city in America because of all the burgers and unhealthy food they eat. Dean then said that if he didn’t beat Lashley tonight, he would eat all 20 burgers on the tray. Dean tried to grab a headlock at the start, but Lashley threw him into a corner, then hit a shoulderblock. Lashley hit a double-trapped arm suplex, then a shoulder block in a corner. Dean dodged a charge, and Lashley ran into the corner. Dean grabbed some burgers off the tray and threw them across the ring. While the referee cleaned the burgers up, Dean took the metal tray and hit Lashley with it. All that did was get Lashley mad. He shoved Dean down in the corner, then picked him up and flipped him onto his shoulder for the Dominator. However, Lashley lost the handle and dropped Dean to the mat. Lashley picked Dean back up and hit the Dominator (over the shoulder backbreaker into a face first slam) for the pin at the one minute mark.
Winner: Bobby Lashley.
Post-match, Lashley stuffed a burger in Dean’s mouth.
Steve Romero interviewed JBL, with Jillian Hall. JBL talked about the rumors of Raw stars showing up to invade the PPV, saying he invited Shawn Michaels and the rest of the Raw roster to show up and face him. JBL then said that he would beat Rey Mysterio, and that the “underdog” never wins. Rey Mysterio showed up, speaking in Spanish, which annoyed JBL. Mysterio handed JBL a child’s toy Mysterio mask, saying JBL would want to hide his head in shame after “losing to the underdog”. JBL didn’t want it, so Mysterio said he know someone who could use it, and handed it to Jillian before leaving.
Lashley showed up at the WWE.com position, and was congratulated by Theodore R. Long.
U.S. Champion Chris Benoit vs. Christian vs. Booker T vs. Orlando Jordan.
Sharmell came to the ring first to introduce Houston’s own Booker T. Christian came out next, then Orlando, then Benoit. At the bell, Christian and Booker fought in one corner, while Jordan whipped Benoit into another corner, then hit an elbowdrop. Benoit fell to the floor, and Christian & Jordan double teamed Booker. Booker gave them a double clothesline, and Booker tossed Christian to the floor. Booker hit Christian with a back kick, then chopped him. Booker went for an ax kick, but Christian tripped him, dragged him to the floor and threw him into the ringsteps. Benoit got back in the ring and grabbed Jordan in a Crippler Crossface, but Christian broke it up. Benoit chopped Christian and Jordan, slammed Jordan, then suplexed Christian. Benoit suplexed Jordan on top of Christian, then chopped Jordan. Benoit gave Christian a drop toe hold into Jordan’s groin, then cradled him for two. Benoit put Christian in the Sharpshooter, but Jordan broke it up.
Christian and Jordan stomped Benoit. Booker gave Christian a top rope dropkick, then gave Jordan a catapult into Christian, who was on the apron, knocking him to the floor. Benoit clotheslined Jordan from the ring, leaving Benoit and Booker T to finally face off. They locked up, and Booker broke clean in the corner. They locked up again, but Christian and Jordan ran in and attacked them. Benoit gave Christian a belly-to-belly suplex over the top rope, tossing him to the floor. Jordan knocked Benoit out of the ring, then choked Booker against the ropes. Booker reversed a whip, and he and Orlando clotheslined each other. Benoit went to the top rope, but Christian stopped him. Christian and Benoit battled on the ropes, and Jordan whipped Booker into the corner, sending Benoit and Christian off the ropes and to the floor. Jordan charged Booker and Booker grabbed a sunset flip for two (which seemed like three to the crowd and the announcers).
Booker gave Jordan a spinebuster, but Christian ran in to break it up, so Booker knocked him out of the ring. Booker knocked Benoit out when he got back in, and did the spinarooni. Booker gave Jordan the ax kick, but Christian broke up the cover. Christian whipped Benoit into Booker, knocking Booker to the floor. Christian went for the Unprettier on Benoit, but Benoit reversed it and gave Christian two German suplexes, the second one hitting Jordan on the way down. Benoit threw Jordan out of the ring, into Booker on the floor. Benoit gave Christian another German suplex. Benoit surveyed the situation, then gave Christian three consecutive German suplexes. Benoit went to the top rope, but missed the flying headbutt on Christian. Christian went for a rolling cradle, but Benoit reversed it into the Crippler Crossface. Booker and Jordan were still on the floor, and Christian struggled in the hold. Orlando finally got in and broke up the hold.
Booker T got in and went at it with Orlando, with both men fighting over the top rope and to the floor. Christian went for the Unprettier on Benoit, but Benoit rolled out of it, grabbed a double leg takedown and applied the Sharpshooter. Christian tapped out at the eleven minute mark.
Winner: Chris Benoit.
As Booker T left the ring, Sharmell yelled at him, saying “Chris Benoit is not your friend! He made you lose!”
Backstage, Bobby Lashley stood over Simon Dean, forcing him to eat all the hamburgers, while Dean kept trying to reason with him and make up excuses why he shouldn’t.
At the WWE.com position, Theodore R. Long congratulated Chris Benoit on his win.
Ken Kennedy vs. Hardcore Holly.
As Kennedy came out, they reviewed how Kennedy cost Holly a match with Sylvan on Smackdown this weekend. Kennedy did his own ring introduction for his PPV debut, using the “old school” microphone that was lowered from the ceiling. Holly slingshotted Kennedy into the ring to start the match, then stomped him down in a corner. Holly hit a vertical suplex for a two count, then worked him over in a corner, choking him with his boot. Kennedy hit a knee to the gut, then punched him in the head. Holly reversed a whip and hit a dropkick. Holly chopped Kennedy hard in a corner, then delivered two more hard chops. Kennedy hit a headbutt to the midsection of Holly and pulled him to the floor by his trunks.
On the outside, Kennedy yanked Holly into the ringpost, shoulder first. Kennedy rolled Holly into the ring for a two count, then hit some short-arm shoulder blocks on the damaged shoulder. Kennedy hit a back suplex for a two count. Kennedy applied an armbar, and Holly armdragged out of it, but Kennedy came right back with a clothesline for a two count. Holly fired off two chops, but Kennedy grabbed him in a cross armbreaker for a two count. Kennedy applied a keylock, then hit another short-arm shoulderblock, but Holly responded with punches. Holly backdropped Kennedy, then hit two back elbows. Kennedy reversed a whip, but missed a clothesline and Holly hit a full-nelson slam for a two count.
Holly hit a clothesline in the corner, then a second. Holly tried to lift Kennedy by the legs, but dropped him. Holly stretched Kennedy across the ropes and kicked him in the “lower abdomen”, then rolled him up for a two count. Kennedy went for a spin kick, but Holly blocked it and hit a boot to the face for a two count. Holly went to the top rope, but Kennedy stopped him with some punches. Kennedy got on the second rope, grabbed Holly in a fireman’s carry, and hit his second rope forward roll into a Samoan Drop for the pin at the ten minute mark.
Winner: Ken Kennedy.
Kennedy did his own victory announcement before leaving. They sold that Holly was injured from the Samoan Drop, with him holding his ribs. The trainer came out to help Holly, when Sylvan came out to ringside. Sylvan kicked and kneed Holly in his injured ribs, then tossed him into the ring. Sylvan hit some kneedrops to the ribs of Holly, then stomped on them. Sylvan laid out Holly with a reverse suplex and left. Holly still walked out of the ring, with the help of the trainer.
Backstage, Lashley was still forcing Dean to eat the burgers, despite finding a hair in one of them.
In another part of the backstage area, Sharmell was reading Booker the riot act over losing the U.S. Title match. Ken Kennedy interrupted their “domestic dispute” with the “news” that he won his PPV debut. Kennedy called Booker a loser, and walked off. Booker got mad, but Sharmell held him back. Sharmell said that Booker’s problem wasn’t Ken Kennedy or Chris Benoit. Sharmell said that Booker’s problem was Booker, pointing at him.
John Bradshaw Layfield, with Jillian Hall, vs. Rey Mysterio.
JBL shoved Rey at the start, and Rey unloaded with punches and kicks. JBL grabbed a side mare and kept Rey on the mat with a side headlock. Rey got out of the headlock, but JBL hit a shoulderblock. JBL missed an elbowdrop, and Rey kicked JBL to the floor. Rey made JBL chase him in and out of the ring, tiring JBL. Rey mocked JBL by doing jumping jacks, then gave him a baseball slide kick. Rey, for some reason, then stared at the crowd, and JBL just walked up behind him and kicked him in the back. Rey kicked out JBL’s legs and hit a somersault across his back into a modified stunner for a two count. Rey then applied a leglace to JBL, who had a knee brace on that leg. Rey hit some kicks to the leg, then dropped his weight on it near the ropes. JBL poked Rey in the eyes.
JBL kicked Rey in the head, then hit a forearm to the head. Rey came back with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors, putting JBL in 619 position. JBL dodged the 619 and rolled to the floor. Rey spun between the ropes and got ready for a dive, but JBL put Jillian in front of him. As JBL walked away, Rey ran the apron and jumped, giving JBL a bulldog to the floor. As Rey walked up the ringsteps, JBL grabbed his leg and tripped him, and Rey went headfirst into the ringsteps. JBL rolled Rey into the ring for a two count, then worked him over iwht punches in a corner. Rey came back with a kick in the corner, and climbed the ropes, but JBL met him there and hit a second rope fallaway slam. JBL gave Rey another fallaway slam in the ring, then took him outside and gave him one on the floor.
JBL rolled Rey into the ring for a pair of two counts, then put Rey in a bear hug, with JBL ramming his right arm into Rey’s back over and over before reapplying the bear hug. Rey tried to punch out of it, and JBL sat Rey on the top rope and punched him. JBL walked away from Rey, and when he walked back towards him, Rey grabbed a tornado DDT. Both men were down, and when they got up, Rey hit some kicks to the leg and a springboard bodypress, then dropkicked JBL in the face. Rey tried to punch JBL in the corner, but JBL tried to turn it into a powerbomb, only for Rey to turn it into a rana. Rey gave JBL a bronco buster. Jillian got on the apron and distracted Rey. JBL went to hit Rey from behind, but Rey moved and JBL almost collided with Jillian. JBL was grossed out by her blemish. JBL charged Rey in a corner, but missed. Rey hit a moonsault onto a standing JBL for a two count. JBL came back with a boot to the face and called for the Clothesline From Hell. Rey ducked it, and dropkicked JBL into the ropes, then hit the 619. Rey went for the West Coast Pop, but JBL ducked it and hit a short lariat for the pin at the fifteen minute mark.
Winner: John Bradshaw Layfield.
It was plugged that someone will be fired tomorrow on Raw.
A video package on the Orton-Undertaker feud was shown.
Casket Match: The Undertaker vs. Randy & Cowboy Bob Orton.
Undertaker has to put both Ortons in the casket and close the lid in order to win. After the Ortons entered the ring, a group of druids brought the extra large casket to ringside. Undertaker then made his entrance as the druids left ringside. The Ortons tried to corner him at the start, but Taker just went back and forth, hitting both opponents. UT hit a headbutt on Randy in a corner, then put Bob in front of him and hit a series of punches. Bob fell to the apron, and Taker concentrated on Randy, but Bob got behind him and hit a low blow. Randy dropped a knee, and Bob held Taker and Randy kicked and punched him. Randy then held Taker so Bob could nail him with a right hand. The Ortons worked over Undertaker in a corner, but Taker had a sudden outburst of offense. Taker threw Randy towards the casket, but Randy rolled to the floor. Taker pounded Bob down in a corner, then hit Randy as he got on the apron. Taker threw Bob in the casket, but Bob crawled out as Taker went after Randy on the floor.
Randy reversed a whip on the outside and sent Undertaker into the ringsteps. Randy rammed Taker into the announce table, then into the ring steps. The Ortons put Taker in the ring, and dragged him to the opposite site and kicked him into the casket. Taker stood on the casket, and fought off Randy and Bob while keeping the lid open. Back in the ring, Taker punched Bob down in a corner, then did the Old School rope walk with Randy and hit the forearm off the top rope. Taker punched Bob down, then gave Randy a faceplant. Taker went for the Old School rope walk on Bob, but Rand crotched the Undertaker on the top turnbuckle. The Ortons went for a double superplex, but Taker punched them off. However, the Ortons overwhelmed him, and gave Undertaker a double superplex off the middle rope. Randy was grabbing his neck after the move. Bob went for a cover, but was reminded that they needed to put him in the casket. The Ortons went to double suplex him over the top rope and into the casket, but Taker kept from going over three times, then gave the Ortons a double DDT.
Undertaker sat up, and threw Bob into the casket. Undertaker gave Randy Snake Eyes and a boot to the face. Taker went for a tombstone, but Randy floated over. Undertaker hit Randy with a clothesline. Bob was out of the casket, and had grabbed a fire extinguisher. Randy floated over a Taker slam and hit a side neckbreaker. Randy tossed Taker to the floor, where Taker decked Bob. Randy jumped off the apron, but Take caught him and rammed him into the ringpost. Bob went at Taker with the fire extinguisher, but Taker hit him with a boot to the face. Taker grabbed a steel chair and hit Randy in the back, knocking him into the casket. Bob went for the fire extinguisher again, but Taker hit him, and the extinguisher dropped into the casket. Undertaker put Bob in a Triangle Choke on the apron right by the casket, eventually choking him out and pulling him down into the casket.
Undertaker went to close the casket, but Randy stood up to block it. Randy and Taker stood in the casket, with Bob lying in it, and slugged it out. Taker dumped Randy out of the casket, got out himself, and closed the lid on Bob. Taker and Randy got back in the ring, and Randy scored with a powerslam. Randy pulled Taker near the casket. The lid was opened, and Randy just stared at his unconscious father lying in the casket. Undertaker hit Randy with a low blow, then worked him over with punches. Randy reversed a whip, but ran into a boot to the face. Undertaker bounded off the ropes, but Randy nailed him with a dropkick. Randy worked over Taker with forearms and punches, then posed in the corner. Undertaker pulled him out of the corner in powerbomb postion, but Randy floated over. Undertaker kicked Randy in the gut, and then hit the Last Ride powerbomb. Undertaker lifted Randy over his shoulder, and went towards the casket. The lid was opened, and Bob stood up and sprayed Undertaker with the fire extinguisher. Undertaker, blinded, dropped Randy. Bob sprayed him again, and Randy hit an RKO.
Randy was exhausted, and Bob rolled Taker towards the casket. Just as he was about to be rolled in, Taker reached up and grabbed Bob by the throat. He got to his feet, but Randy hit Taker with the fire extinguisher and Taker fell into the casket. Randy had trouble reaching the lid, and as he went to close it, Taker grabbed Randy and pulled him in with him. Bob, from the other side of the casket, pushed the lid shut, not realizing Randy was in there with Taker. Randy and Taker popped up, and Taker had Randy by the throat. Bob hit Taker from behind, and Taker turned and hit him. Randy got out of the casket, grabbed the chair and blasted Taker with it. Taker fell, in the casket, and Randy closed the lid for the win at the nineteen minute mark.
Winners: Randy & Bob Orton.
The Ortons locked the casket and wheeled it up the aisle. Bob brought out an ax, and Randy chopped a hole in the locked lid. Bob then brought out a gas container. Randy dumped gas all over the casket, as well as into the hole he had chopped. Randy then took a cigarette lighter and set the casket ablaze. The casket burned as Randy posed, his father at his side. After about a minute, stage hands put out the fire with extinguishers. We never saw them open the lid, or Undertaker get out of it.
After a Wrestlemania commercial, the announcers put over how the fumes and smoke from the casket had filled the arena, and what a horrible thing Randy Orton had just done.
Cruiserweight Champion Nunzio, with Vito, vs. Juventud Guerrera, with Psicosis & Super Crazy. Juventud rolled up Nunzio in several pinning combinations in the first 30 seconds of the match, getting a series of two counts. They ran the ropes, and Juventud hit a boot to the face and a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. Juventud hit a backbreaker for a two count. Juventud went to the top rope, but Nunzio yanked him down by the leg for a two count. Nunzio hit a pair of elbows, then put him in a surfboard. Nunzio went for a powerbomb, but Juventud turned it into a rana. Nunzio hit some knees to the midsection, and went to the ropes, but Juventud met him there. They battled on the ropes, and came off the top together, landing face first in the ring. They both struggled to cover each other, with both getting two counts. Juventud hit some kicks to the face, and a spinkick for a two count. Nunzio went for a sunset flip, but Juventud rolled through and hit a dropkick to the face. Juventud hit a Shining Wizard, and a backbreaker for two. Nunzio hit Juventud with a kick to the gut, and went for the Sicilian Slice, but missed. Nunzio backdropped Juventud to the apron, and Vito tried to trip him up. Juventud kicked him away, tried for a sunset flip on Nunzio, and when that didn’t work, pulled himself out of the ring and gave Vito a headscissors on the floor. Back in the ring, Juventud gave Nunzio a Northern Lights suplex, rolled through the bridge and gave him a Juvi Driver for the pin at the six minute mark.
Winner and new Cruiserweight Champion: Juventud Guerrera.
The Mexicools were then interviewed by the Spanish announcers, in Spanish.
Backstage, Simon Dean had finished off the plate of burgers … or so he thought. Bobby Lashley said Dean had only eaten 19 burgers, and gave him number twenty. Dean tried to take a bite, but got sick and ran into the bathroom. We could hear vomiting noises as Lashley smiled.
The history leading to the main event was shown.
World Champion Batista vs. Eddie Guerrero.
The two men stared each other down before the bell rang. Neither said anything, or showed any emotion. Guerrero went for a leg takedown, struggling before finally getting Batista off his feet, but Batista kicked him away. Guerrero grabbed a fireman’s carry takedown into a cover, but Batista kicked out. The two smiled at each other. They went for a test of strength, with Batista easily getting the better of it. Eddie climbed onto the middle rope, still in the knucklelock, and tried to kick Batista’s arms. Batista let go, then slammed Guerrero off the second rope. Eddie rolled to the floor to regroup.
Back in the ring, Batista grabbed a side headlock, and Guerrero struggled to try and escape it. Guerrero finally back Batista into a corner to get a break. Eddie threw some shots, then dodged a charging Batista and Batista ran into the corner. They locked up, and Batista grabbed the headlock again, but Eddie pushed the arms apart and tried to go into an overhead wristlock, but Batista got the side headlock back. Eddie got out of it, but Batista hit a shoulderblock and slammed him twice for a two count. Eddie kicked out and rolled to the floor to regroup again.
Eddie grabbed a steel chair, but threw it down in frustration. Batista reached through the ropes and grabbed Guerrero by the throat. Batista yelled at Guerrero for thinking about using the chair. Guerrero grabbed Batista by the head and dropped off the ring apron, yanking Batista throat first across the top rope. Guerrero hit a top rope frog splash to the back of the downed Batista, then started kicking Batista in the back. Eddie hit some forearms to the back, then applied a bodyscissors from behind. Eddie rolled Batista into a pinning position, but he got his shoulders up. Batista got to his feet, and rammed Eddie back first into a corner to break the hold. Guerrero came right back with a dropkick to the back, and then applied a single leg crab. Batista made the ropes to break the hold.
Eddie pulled the tag rope off of a corner, and after thinking about using it, tossed it away. Guerrero then hit a dropkick to the face, and applied a rear chinlock with a bodyscissors. Batista turned himself within the bodyscissors and applied a bearhug. Eddie got out and hit a kick. Batista got angry and charged Eddie, and Guerrero kicked Batista’s legs out from under him and went for a Texas Cloverleaf. Batista struggled to keep Guerrero from turning the hold, then reversed it into a small package for two. Guerrero kicked out and hit a forearm to the back. Guerrero hit a forearm to the chest, then a chop. Batista reversed a whip, and Guerrero leapfrogged a charging Batista and accidentally stumbled into referee Nick Patrick, knocking him out.
Guerrero hit Batista with a DDT, and realizing the referee was down, smiled. Guerrero went to ringside and got a steel chair. Guerrero prepared to use it, then stopped himself. Then teased he would use it again, then stopped himself. Guerrero threw the chair to the floor, then turned to face a standing Batista. Batista pointed at the chair on the floor, and Guerrero tried to explain himself, saying he never used it. Guerrero then threw some punches, but Batista rammed him in a corner, hit some shoulderblocks, and then speared Guerrero. Batista called for the Batista Bomb, but as he lifted Guerrero, Guerrero floated over into a sunset flip. Batista was favoring his back, but stopped the sunset flip, lifted Guerrero off the mat by the throat and hit a spinebuster. Batista was slow to cover, and Guerrero kicked out.
Batista went for an elbowdrop, but Guerrero lifted his knees, catching Batista in the back. Guerrero started to dance in the ring, and gave Batista the Three Amigos vertical suplexes. He went to the top rope for the frog splash and jumped, but Batista rolled out of the way. Guerrero rolled on the mat, instead of crashing, and charged Batista, who caught him in a second spinebuster for the win at the eighteen minute mark.
Tazz pointed out that Guerrero was a man of his word, and had he cheated when he had the chance, he would have won the World Title. Batista helped Guerrero to his feet, and the two stared at each other. Eddie held out his hand to Batista. The two shook hands, and Batista started to turn to leave, but then turned back around and instead kept his eyes on Guerrero as Guerrero left.
That’s it for No Mercy!
Oh, and in case you think you missed it, there was NO Raw presence on the Pay-per-view broadcast at all.