WWE Heat Report (10/14/07) Taped in Grand Rapids, Michigan

WWE Heat Report-14th October 2007
By Shaun Best-Rajah.com Reporter
Commentators: Todd Grisham & Jonathan Coachman
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts

Welcome aboard. Before we get to the action, highlights air of Triple H’s exploits at No Mercy last Sunday night. Although I don’t like Trips’ ego I thought the Last Man Standing Match was very good so I’ll give the devil his due. Onto today’s show, four matches on hand. Tag Team action awaits us first so let’s get to it.

Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch vs Hacksaw Jim Duggan & Super Crazy (Non Title)
The champions bail outside as the ‘odd pairing’ (according to Coachman) enter the ring. Hacksaw works the crowd while intimidating Cade and Murdoch with his 2×4. Cade backs Crazy to the corner then clean breaks. Cade reverses a waistlock into a side headlock before landing a hiptoss counter off the ropes. Cade misses an elbow, Crazy uses an oklahoma roll to get a nearfall. Crazy grabs an arm so Cade grabs the hair to send Crazy to the corner. Crazy dodges a charge before monkey flipping Cade out of the corner for a one count. Cade forearms out of an armbar and tags out. Murdoch gets caught in a crucifix pin attempt but gets out at one. Crazy catches Murdoch in a deep armdrag, Murdoch scurries as Hacksaw tags in and fires up. Hacksaw sustains a knee to the gut and head rams into three corners. Murdoch begs off as Hacksaw gets mad, firing back with a series of punches and two clotheslines. Cade also eats a clothesline but this distracts Hacksaw as he gives the thumbs up to the crowd. Hacksaw turns into a Murdoch dropkick to turn the tide. Cade pummels Hacksaw in the heel corner with forearms and boots before holding him open for a Murdoch gut shot. Murdoch goes for a neckbreaker but Hacksaw falls down close to his corner. Murdoch drags him away by the foot, covers for one then applies a head vice, switching to a chinlock after Hacksaw tries to elbow free. Hacksaw manages to run Murdoch into the corner before falling down. A groggy Murdoch shakes off the cobwebs but Hacksaw manages a suplex counter and both men tag out. Crazy punches Cade before getting in, ducking a lunge and nailing two dropkicks with a clothesline to Murdoch in-between. Cade reverses Crazy off the ropes who ducks a clothesline before taking Cade out of the ring with a wheelbarrow armdrag. Crazy punches Murdoch down before nailing Cade with a baseball slide and asai moonsault. The crowd are into this as Crazy fires up on the outside before putting Cade back in. Crazy goes for a cross body off the top rope but Murdoch shoves Cade out of harm’s way resulting in Crazy crashing and burning. Hacksaw steps in, punching Murdoch to the outside. As Hacksaw takes the fight to Murdoch on the outside, back inside Cade nails Crazy with a sitdown spinebuster to get the 1-2-3. Pretty good opener. Here Are Your Winners:
LANCE CADE & TREVOR MURDOCH. Post match the champions celebrate by raising their belts.

Carlito vs Conrad Cearns
Carlio doesn’t look happy to be on Heat. Local boy Cearns gets no reaction. During the match Coachman and Grisham allude to Carlito being in limbo after concluding his recent squash…I mean program with Triple H. (Same thing). Carlito checks Cearns out, slaps him across the face, ducks a forearm, boots the gut, hits a running kneelift then quickly follows up with a clothesline. Carlito works over Cearns in the corner before delivering an Irish whip. Carlito misses a charge allowing Cearns to land some forearms. Cearns sends Carlito off the ropes who hits a springboard backelbow from the second rope. Carlito works Cearns over some more in the corner before delivering a slam, kneedrop and chinlock. Cearns elbows free then boots Carlito in the head before running into a dropkick. An angry Carlito throws Cearns shoulder first into the ringpost before hitting the backstabber for the 1-2-3. A nice Carlito showcase. Carlito needs to keep looking strong in the next few weeks to build up his star again before going into another feud. Here is Your Winner: CARLITO. Post match Carlito spits apple on Cearns which gets a crowd pop. Cearns is busted open from the mouth with some of his blood finding its way onto Carlito’s shoulder.

Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin vs Nate Madison & Dave Glenn
Haas is all over Madison with a waistlock takedown into a front facelock then a snapmare and kick to the back. Madison manages to boot the shoulder coming off the ropes and uses the opportunity to tag out. Glenn immediately gets caught in a belly-to-belly suplex. Haas holds Glenn’s arm prone for a Benjamin kneedrop from the second rope. Benjamin focuses on the arm with an armdrag, several kneedrops and a twist. Benjamin ties up Glenn’s arm before delivering a shoulderbreaker across his knee. Glenn gets tied up in several armbars as Haas and Benjamin take it in turns to come in over the top rope driving their feet into Glenn’s arm. Glenn punches free to escape Benjamin’s armbar so Benjamin quickly drops him with a big kick to the face. Glenn falls close to his partner enabling him to tag out. Benjamin catches Madison, bringing his back down across his knee. After a kick to the face, Benjamin delivers a T-Bone suplex. Madison gets draped across the top rope allowing Benjamin to leapfrog over Haas and come down across Madison’s back with a running spike. Haas applies the Haas of Pain and Madison taps. Good showcase and ring psychology on show here. Here Are Your Winners: CHARLIE HAAS & SHELTON BENJAMIN. Post match, after Haas and Benjamin high five and hug, Benjamin throws Madison through the ropes. Haas and Benjamin pose in the corners then leave up the ramp with their arms raised.

Daivari vs Cody Rhodes
Main Event. Let’s see if Daivari can last a little longer than last week. Daivari gets his persian promo interrupted as is the norm. Rhodes gets a nice pop coming out. The commentators speculate on Rhodes’ upcoming match with Hardcore Holly this week on Raw. During the match Coachman mentions Rhodes needing to conquer Holly’s Pro-European fanbase. I didn’t know there was one. Daivari gets a one count off a quick rollup before cowering away as Rhodes advances. Both men exchange side headlocks and shoulder tackles. Daivari tries and fails to hook the hair and rake the face to escape a Rhodes side headlock takedown. Daivari sends Rhodes off the ropes, Rhodes boots Daivari in the face but gets caught with a hotshot across the top rope. Daivari works over Rhodes in the corner before Irish whipping him front first to the opposite corner for a nearfall. Daivari drops some elbows for another nearfall. Rhodes runs Daivari’s back into the corner to escape a waistlock but Daivari quickly hits a clothesline to resume control going back to the waistlock and dropping knees into Rhodes’ back. Rhodes tries to back Daivari into the corner to get free before attempting a throw but Daivari rolls through with the waistlock still applied. After failing to punch off Daivari’s grip, Rhodes uses a jawbreaker to escape. Daivari attempts to ram Rhodes’ head into the corner but Rhodes turns the tables before hitting some punches, two clotheslines, a slam and kneedrop off the ropes for a nearfall. Daivari begs for mercy while extending his hand but Rhodes doesn’t buy it instead delivering a boot and forearm. Daivari ducks a clothesline but gets caught in a powerslam. 1-2-no. Rhodes gets Daivari up, Daivari goes to throw Rhodes over the top rope but Rhodes hangs on, skins the cat back in, ducks a lunge, boots the gut and plants Daivari with a DDT. 1-2-3. Here is Your Winner: CODY RHODES. Not bad. Rhodes tunes up nicely for Hardcore Holly. Post match, Rhodes removes his elbow pad before raising his arm in victory.

The commentators speculate on Rhodes vs Holly on Raw before Grisham thanks us for watching to end the show.

Best Match: Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch vs Hacksaw Jim Duggan & Super Crazy.
Worst Match: None. Daivari vs Cody Rhodes was the worst of a good bunch.
Show Verdict: Thumbs up. Some good wrestling on show. The squash matches also served a purpose in beginning to re-establish certain people/teams as strong hands.

Next week could be a Special Edition Heat as I’ve heard ECW may get taped with Raw this Monday night which comes from Birmingham, UK. Although WWE is in my neck of the woods this week unfortunately I won’t be in attendance for Raw or Smackdown but anyone that is going to either show feel free to send along a report as I’d love to hear from you. Hopefully some matches get taped for Heat on Monday night but I’ll return in whatever format Heat is in next weeknd. Until then have a good week and take care. Shaun.

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