The Power may be back, but the Heat video definitely does not show that. I know I nitpick sometimes (hell, all the times), but seriously, what idiot designs a wrestling opening package for TV and not have it show any clips of wrestling in it? Pure genius right there; pure genius.
Ragin’ Rednecks Vs. Ladies’ Men
If you saw the match between these two on Raw three weeks ago, you can pretty much guess ninety percent of this match. It wasn’t that bad, just painfully generic as they did the same spots. To their credit, Cade and Venis made it work better than expected with their cowardice and selling respectively, but like I said, it was just all generic stuff. Venis played the face-in-peril and we eventually went to a huge, and oddly entertaining, ending that saw a lot of counters and a surprising upset when I thought the Ladies’ Men would be jobbing faster than Hurricane in a curtain jerker. Viscera went for the big splash on the heels in the corner; Murdoch distracted him causing Cade to hit him with the boot. Viscera then took out Murdoch with a Black Hole Slam type move followed by Venis pulling Cade nuts first into the corner. Venis and Viscera both then hit splashes for the win and a major upset.
Winners: Ladies’ Men
Star Wrestler: Lance Cade
Definitely a match that should be better considering the quality of the Rednecks and Venis; with the time he is given, Viscera really should not be blamed for any of the matches shortcomings. I take that back; Viscera’s dancing on the apron was visible poison to me and I literally thought I saw the Grim Reaper enter my bedroom door. I can see it now: “R.I.P. Douglas Nunnally; cause of death: too much Viscera dancing.” Back on point, Venis was his normal self here, but with the way he was booked, there wasn’t much that screamed star quality of him. Cade was great on all counts as he normally is. In being a student of Gonzalez and HBK, you really couldn’t expect less from the guy who I have liked since he stepped into the WWE with Mark Jindrak. I foresee a good run for Cade in the near future, and I hope it’s a sign for things to come with HBK graduates. We got London, Spanky, and Cade. Now all we need is Bentley and Danielson. I would sit my pants if American Dragon signed with WWE. Literally.
An ad for the Raw magazine and the highlight on Triple is then show because we all know that WWE magazines can’t sell without Triple H, right? Gee, I wonder who will get star wrestler next:
Rosey Vs. Snitsky
This was just bad. Snitsky’s offense made no sense and a lot of it strained basic common sense. Rosey was making it almost passable (key word: almost) with some great spots like taking a straight head bump to the pole and doing a springboard Moonsault. That’s right; Rosey, the big, blubbery guy, hit a springboard Moonsault. For his weight and size, it was a pretty good one at that. Sadly, that was the only highlight. Snitsky summed up everything wrong with this match with one move. Following Rosey nailing his head on the steel pole, Snitsky locked in a key lock. Let me break it down for you: Rosey kills his head and Snitsky goes after the arm. Wow; just wow. Just when you think the pimple-popping, juiced-up moron couldn’t get any worse, he pulls stunts like this. I have to applaud him for trying to incorporate some psychology, but then again, if I saw him, I just might yank on his beard for pulling a stunt like that. Jeez; finish finally came when Snitsky hit the big boot to Rosey.
Star Wrestler: Rosey
Rosey was good on all counts here in comparison to Snitsky, but the pure fact that Rosey hit a springboard Moonsault and Snitsky locked in that key lock after a head bump solidified my early prediction.