#4 The APA vs. The Public Enemy (WWE Sunday Night Heat)
One of the strangest matches in WWE history took place on the March 7, 1999, episode of WWE Sunday Night Heat. The APA (Bradshaw & Farooq) were supposed to defeat The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock), but things did not go according to plan.
Seconds before The Public Enemy made their entrance, one member of the team told Bradshaw (aka JBL) that they were not doing the original finish. The match was supposed to end with The APA picking up the win after putting a Public Enemy member through a table.
JBL said on Corey Graves’ After The Bell podcast that he expected to lose to the WWE newcomers at a future WWE PPV. He also recalled that he and Farooq (aka Ron Simmons) did not know what to do after their opponents suddenly changed the finish
“Well, their music’s playing. They walk out. Ron goes, ‘What was that about?’ I said, ‘They don’t want to do the finish.’ Ron said, ‘Well, they don’t want to do the finish? We’ll take the finish to them.’”
The APA dominated the short match from start to finish, with The Public Enemy having no offense whatsoever. Referee Jimmy Korderas brought an early end to the physical encounter and declared the match a no contest.Published 08 Nov 2020, 22:48 IST