WWE SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT

1998

7/27/98; Anaheim, CA; Arrowhead Pond
8/2/98 - debut episode; hosted by Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, & Shane McMahon; included Vince McMahon opening the show and introducing Shane, escorted by two women, as the "host and star" of Heat; 'Pacific Blue''s Amy Hunter Cornelius & Mario Lopez were shown at ringside; included Triple H shown backstage talking with X-Pac and Chyna; featured Lawler conducting an interview with Triple H, X-Pac, & Chyna, with X-Pac stating he and Triple H would tear down the house the next night on Raw in a threeway against WWF IC Champion the Rock, with Triple H then adding that Vince hates DX because they do what they want, with Triple H then instructing a female in the audience to flash the camera, which she did; included WWF World Champion & WWF Tag Team Champion Steve Austin shown backstage drinking a beer; featured a "Droz's World" vignette on Droz puking during a training session with Mark Henry; included WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown shown talking with Henry backstage; featured Paul Bearer, Mankind, & Kane shown backstage, with Bearer claiming his team would regain the WWF Tag Team Titles the next night on Raw; included 'Pacific Blue''s Shanna Moaker talking to Bart Gunn backstage about his Brawl for All success against Steve Williams; featured Michael Cole conducting an interview with Austin who said he'd be ready for Rock & Owen Hart on Raw, and didn't trust the Undertaker:
Edge pinned Jeff Jarrett (w/ Tennessee Lee) at 3:59 after Lee accidently tripped Jarrett
Droz & the Headbangers defeated Dick Togo, Mens Teioh, & Sho Funaki (w/ Yamaguchi-San) at 6:20 when Droz pinned Teioh with a sit-out powerbomb; prior to the match, Val Venis appeared atop the entrance stage with Mrs. Yamaguchi, causing Yamaguchi-San to throw a fit; following the match, Venis gyrated in front of 'Pacific Blue''s Amy Hunter Cornelius and shoved Mario Lopez, with Lopez then hopping the rail and tackling Venis before security broke up the fight
WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown (w/ Mark Henry) defeated Ken Shamrock via disqualification at 2:53 when Dan Severn interfered after Brown shoved him on the arena floor; after the bout, Steve Blackman attempted to calm down Shamrock, who yelled at Severn for costing him the title match
WWF IC Champion the Rock & Owen Hart defeated Mankind & Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) via count-out in 8:53; stipulations stated the winners would receive a WWF Tag Team Title match the next night on Raw

7/28/98; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena
8/9/98:
Bradshaw pinned Dustin Runnels
The Undertaker fought Mankind to a no contest

8/10/98; Omaha, NE; Civic Auditorium
8/16/98 - included Jim Ross & Shane McMahon, along with a "lady friend" named Michelle, on commentary; featured an in-ring segment with Marc Mero & Jacqueline, in which the latter demanded Sable return her bikini contest trophy; moments later, Sable appeared on the stage and accepted Jacqueline's arm-wrestling challenge for Raw; included an in-ring segment with Tiger Ali Singh, along with Babu, paying a fan $500 to eat a worm; featured an in-ring segment with the Undertaker stating WWF World Champion Steve Austin had pissed him off, with Austin then making his way to the ring until pyro went off and WWF Tag Team Champion Kane appeared on the entrance stage as the broadcast ended:
WWF Tag Team Champions Kane & Mankind defeated Road Warrior Animal & Droz (sub. for Road Warrior Hawk) at 3:18 when Kane pinned Road Warrior Animal with the tombstone
Edge pinned Brian Christopher (w/ Scott Taylor) at 4:40 with the Downward Spiral after Christopher missed the Tennessee Jam
Vader fought Bart Gunn to a no contest at 2:34 after guest commentator the Godfather attacked Gunn and threw him into the ringpost; after the bout, Vader hit Gunn with a splash off the middle rope
Gangrel pinned Scott Taylor (w/ Brian Christopher) at 1:47 with the Impaler DDT (Gangrel's debut)
Triple H & X-Pac (w/ Chyna) defeated Southern Justice via disqualification at 3:58 when Jeff Jarrett interfered and hit X-Pac with a low blow, then prepared to cut his hair until Billy Gunn made the save

8/11/98; Des Moines, IA
8/23/98:
WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown fought Road Warrior Animal to a no contest
Dan Severn & Owen Hart defeated the Headbangers
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Taka Michinoku defeated Scorpio
Jeff Jarrett defeated Droz via disqualification

8/30/98; New York City, NY; Madison Square Garden
8/30/98 - shown live; featured an opening segment in which Shawn Michaels came out to the ring, posed, and then joined Jim Ross & Shane McMahon on commentary; included a backstage shot of WWF World Champion Steve Austin with a sledgehammer awaiting the Undertaker and Kane's arrival; featured an ad promoting Summer Slam to the tune of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell;" included Michaels conducting an in-ring interview with Sable about who her mystery tag team partner would be later in the night, with Sable only saying it wouldn't be one of the Oddities before having Michaels dance with her; featured Michael Cole conducting a backstage interview with Triple H, with Chyna, X-Pac, the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn, about DX's future after Summer Slam; included an ad promoting the WWF on the Home Shopping Network following Summer Slam at Madison Square Garden; featured a video package recapping Mario Lopez's recent altercation with Val Venis, with Lopez commenting from the set of 'Pacific Blue' and Venis commenting while surrounded by several scantily-clad women; included Cole conducting a backstage interview with Vince McMahon in which he said he needed to protect the main event and may have to physically take Austin's sledgehammer away from him himself; featured an in-ring segment in which Jeff Jarrett & Southern Justice grabbed Howard Finkel, stuck him in a chair, and shaved Finkel's hair; Jarrett then took the mic and gave a warning to the crowd and X-Pac not to piss him off; included a backstage segment in which Sgt. Slaughter, Pat Patterson, and Gerald Brisco attempted to take the sledgehammer away from Austin; featured an ad promoting the STOMP 2 line of WWF action figures; included a backstage segment with Vince, Patterson, Brisco, and Slaughter in which Vince said he would take away the sledgehammer; featured Cole and Brian Collard, of HSN, backstage discussing the WWF merchandise that would be on sale by HSN after Summer Slam; included a look at the Lion's Den cage at the Theater; featured a backstage segment in which Vince pleaded with Austin to get rid of his weapon, with Austin saying he wouldn't be jumped from behind by Kane and he wasn't losing his belt; Anthony Mason of the Charlotte Hornets was shown in attendance; included an in-ring segment in which Dok Hendrix introduced the "Highway to Hell" Summer Slam music video, with cameramen showing shots of fans singing along in the crowd; featured a backstage shot of WWF IC Champion the Rock and Mark Henry arriving to the arena; included a video package recapping the history between Triple H and the Rock; featured an in-ring promo by the Rock, with Henry, WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown, and Kama, with DX quickly running out, attacking the Nation and clearing them from the ring; included a backstage shot of a hearse arriving to the arena, with Austin yanking out the driver before smashing the windows with his sledgehammer; moments later, Austin used a forklift to lift the hearse into the air as the show ended:
Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor defeated the Legion of Doom at 2:14 when Taylor pinned Road Warrior Animal after Road Warrior Hawk fell off the top rope and hit Animal in the back with his LOD helmet; prior to the bout, Darren Drozdov came out with Road Warrior Animal for the match, with Road Warrior Hawk eventually staggering out to the ring and convincing Droz to let him take his place in the ring; Edge was shown in the crowd during the bout; Hawk worked the entirety of the match wearing his LOD helmet
Gangrel pinned Dustin Runnels at 2:32 with the DDT; during the bout, a backstage camera showed Kevin Kelly & Tom Prichard at the Byte This table (Gangrel's MSG debut)
Skull & 8-Ball (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated Bradshaw & Vader when Skull pinned Vader at 2:56 with a roll up after Bradshaw punched Vader from the apron, moments after Vader accidentally collided with Bradshaw; prior to the contest, Bradshaw and Vader argued over which would start the match; Tony Chimel was the ring announcer for the match, replacing Howard Finkel; after the bout, Vader and Bradshaw brawled before several referees broke up the fight; moments later, the fight continued in the ring before Vader knocked Bradshaw to the floor with a clothesline

8/31/98; New Haven, CT; Coliseum
9/6/98 - included a segment where the Undertaker and Kane dragged Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco to the ring, with Taker ordering McMahon to appear within 10 seconds, wanting to know what his master plan was, otherwise they would attack his stooges; after McMahon failed to appear, Taker and Kane hit chokeslams on Brisco and Patterson; featured a closing segment in which McMahon brought Taker and Kane to the ring and apologized for his comments to them the previous night on Raw; moments later, WWF World Champion Steve Austin came out and McMahon revealed that his master plan was Austin would defend the title at Breakdown against both Taker and Kane:
Gangrel pinned Dick Togo (w/ Yamaguchi-San) at 2:14 with the DDT
Bradshaw defeated Ken Shamrock via disqualification at 1:57 when Vader interfered; after the bout, Bradshaw and Vader had to be separated by referees on the floor
WWF Tag Team Champion the Road Dogg (w/ WWF Tag Team Champion Billy Gunn) defeated Dennis Knight (w/ Mark Canterbury) via disqualification at 2:26 when Jeff Jarrett interfered; after the bout X-Pac came out and all six men had to be separated by referees
The Undertaker & Kane defeated Road Warrior Animal & Droz at 2:55 when Road Warrior Animal submitted to a leglock from Taker; Vince McMahon was seen watching the match from the stage
Edge pinned WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Taka Michinoku (w/ Yamaguchi-San) in a non-title match at 2:07 with the Downward Spiral
WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown pinned Val Venis at 2:54 with a German suplex into a bridge; after the bout, Venis attacked Brown, stole and put on his chest protector, and hit the Money Shot

9/1/98; Lowell, MA; Tsongas Arena
9/13/98:
Ken Shamrock defeated Vader
Val Venis defeated Marc Mero via disqualification
Gangrel pinned WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Taka Michinoku in a non-title match
Kane defeated WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown via disqualification
Jeff Jarrett pinned X-Pac in a lumberjack match

9/15/98; Sacramento, CA; Arco Arena
9/20/98:
Jackie defeated Luna (w/ the Oddities); after the match, Sable challenged Jackie to a match on Raw
WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown, Owen Hart, & Jeff Jarrett defeated WWF IC Champion Triple H, X-Pac, & WWF Tag Team Champion Billy Gunn when D-Lo pinned X-Pac with the frog splash
Mankind defeated Dustin Runnels via submission with the Mandible Claw
Edge defeated WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Taka Michinoku in a non-title match, despite interference from Kaientai
The Undertaker & Kane defeated Skull & 8-Ball

9/27/98; Hamilton, Ontario; Copps Coliseum
9/27/98 - included the announcement that the Rock vs. Ken Shamrock vs. Mankind contest held later in the night would be a steel cage match:
Golga defeated Headbanger Mosh
Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Mens Teioh & Sho Funaki when Jeff pinned Funaki (Wrestling's Highest Flyers)
8-Ball defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Billy Gunn and Skull by pinning Gunn; after the bout, X-Pac and the Road Dogg made the save for Gunn against DOA but were eventually beaten down by Jeff Jarrett & Southern Justice

9/29/98; East Lansing, MI; Breslin Arena
10/4/98 - featured Shane McMahon & Jim Cornette on commentary; included outside footage of Steve Austin arriving to the arena; featured an ad promoting WWF Bone Crunchin Buddies; included highlights of the in-ring segment from Raw involving Vince McMahon, Steve Austin, the Undertaker, and Kane, with Taker & Kane assaulting McMahon after Austin was arrested by police; featured Vince speaking via satellite from a medical facility as he recovered from Monday's assault, with Vince saying he would never forgive Taker & Kane but blamed all of it on Austin; McMahon then said he would be happy to see Austin crown someone else the new champion at Judgment Day and he would be reevaluated the next day; included footage of Austin walking around with an axe backstage; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Steven Regal; included footage of Austin in the production truck, pulling a production worker out to show him which cable went to Vince's hospital, and then destroying it with the axe; featured an ad promoting Sable on 'Pacific Blue' the following week:
WWF European Champion X-Pac (w/ Triple H, Chyna, & WWF Tag Team Champion the Road Dogg) pinned Owen Hart in a non-title match with a roll up at 3:11; Road Dogg had both tag team title belts in his possession for the match; Triple H did the DX intro for the match from his wheelchair at ringside; following the entrances, D-Lo Brown came out to provide guest commentary for the contest; Hart tried to walk out of the match several times, appeared to not be focused, and put up little offense; following the contest, Michael Cole conducted a ringside interview with Triple H about the location of WWF Tag Team Champion Billy Gunn, with Triple H simply saying he wasn't there
Sho Funaki (w/ Yamaguchi-san) pinned Matt Hardy with a release fisherman's suplex and headbutt off the top at 2:10 after lifting his knees to block a springboard moonsault; during the bout, there was a brief clip of Vince McMahon at the medical facility
Golga & Kurrgan (w/ the Giant Silva, Luna Vachon, & the Isane Clown Posse) defeated the Headbangers at around the 3-minute mark when Golga pinned Mosh with the sit-down splash, moments after the ICP crotched Thrasher on the top rope behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, footage was shown of the Oddities beating the Headbangers on Raw
Skull & 8-Ball (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated Ken Shamrock & Mankind at 4:53 when, behind the referee's back, Shamrock grabbed a steel chair and hit Mankind on the face as Mankind had an interfering Ellering in the Mandible Claw; during the bout, it was announced Shamrock would face Kane and the Rock would face the Undertaker the next night on Raw; moments later, Steve Austin was shown breaking into the production truck with an axe
The Rock fought Jeff Jarrett to a no contest; Steve Austin provided guest commentary for the match

9/29/98; East Lansing, MI; Breslin Arena
10/11/98:
WWF Women's Champion Jackie (w/ Marc Mero) pinned Starla Sexton (Molly Holly) with a DDT off the top (Before They Were Superstars Vol. 1)
Kaientai defeated Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor, Matt & Jeff Hardy
Edge pinned Vader with the Downward Spiral at 3:29 after Vader failed a sit-down splash attempt (Vader's last TV appearance for 14 years)
Al Snow defeated Ken Shamrock via disqualification when Shamrock refused to release the ankle lock after Snow bit the ring ropes with his teeth; after the bout, Mankind made the save
Jeff Jarrett defeated WWF Tag Team Champion the Road Dogg via disqualification
Steve Austin pinned WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown in a non-title match

10/18/98; Chicago, IL; Rosemont Horizon
10/18/98 - included Triple H officially handing over the IC title to the newly crowned champion Ken Shamrock; later in the show, Triple H, on crutches, told Shamrock that he would take him apart once he healed up; Shamrock then assaulted Triple H and repeatedly slammed Hunter's car door into his injured leg:
Steve Blackman defeated Bradshaw
The Giant Silva, Kurrgan, & Golga defeated Jose Estrada, Miguel Perez, & Jesus Castillo when Golga pinned Jesus
The Godfather defeated Farooq
Scorpio defeated Jeff Jarrett after Al Snow interfered

10/19/98; Milwaukee, WI; Bradley Center
10/25/98:
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Christian pinned Brian Christopher
Jeff Jarrett pinned Golga
The Headbangers defeated the DOA
WWF IC Champion Ken Shamrock & D-Lo Brown defeated WWF European Champion X-Pac & Mankind

11/1/98; Austin, TX; Frank Erwin Center
11/1/98 - featured Michael Cole & Jim Cornette on commentary; included superfans George & Adam promoting Totally Twister; featured Kevin Kelly conducting a backstage interview with Steve Blackman who called the Blue Blazer a nugget; included a interview with the injured Dan Severn via satellite from Coldwater, MI, with Severn vowing to confront Owen Hart the next night on Raw; featured an ad for the Rock's "Layin' the Smack Down" T-shirt; included Kelly conducting an in-ring interview with Shane McMahon, who stated he had no idea what Vince McMahon's major announcement on Raw would be, with Shane claiming the WWF was bigger than one man's ego and would one day be free from Vince, corporate stooges, and screwjobs:
Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Road Warrior Animal & Droz (w/ Road Warrior Hawk) at 1:28 when Jeff pinned Road Warrior Animal following the splash off the top / legdrop double team as Hawk and Droz argued on the floor
Steven Regal pinned Bradshaw at 1:38 with a cradle back suplex; after the bout, the Jackyl began speaking with Bradshaw on the entrance ramp (Regalís TV return after a 4-month absence)
Edge, Gangrel, & Christian defeated Kurrgan, Golga, & Giant Silva (w/ Luna Vachon) at 2:04 when Gangrel pinned Golga after a double DDT from he and Christian
Steve Blackman pinned D-Lo Brown (w/ Mark Henry) at 1:23 with a roll up after Headbanger Thrasher shoved Brown off the top; after the match, the Headbangers brawled with Brown & Henry until officials separated them
Jeff Jarrett (w/ Debra McMichael) pinned Val Venis at 2:26 with the forward Russian legsweep after Venis was distracted by an argument between Debra and Terri Runnels, who came ringside during the match; after the bout, Terri apologized to Venis before announcing she was pregnant, with Venis stating the baby was her problem and that he wanted nothing to do with her
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) fought the Godfather to a no contest when Taker attacked his opponent before the bell and assaulted several referees; moments later, Kane's music played and he appeared in the rafters

11/2/98; Houston, TX; Compaq Center
11/8/98:
8-Ball (w/ Paul Ellering & Skull) pinned Matt Hardy after Hardy was hit with Ellering's steel briefcase
The Godfather defeated Marc Mero (w/ Jackie) via disqualification after sustaining a low blow
Tiger Ali Singh (w/ Babu) defeated Scorpio

11/3/98; Dallas, TX; Reunion Arena
11/8/98:
The Godfather defeated Marc Mero via disqualification; Shane McMahon was the referee for the match
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Christian (w/ Gangrel & Edge) defeated Taka Michinoku
WWF European Champion X-Pac fought Steven Regal to a no contest when the champion was attacked by the Undertaker before the match began; after the match, the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn came out to help their DX teammate
WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy; after the match, Vince McMahon came out and ordered the champions would face both the Headbangers and Mark Henry & D-Lo Brown at the Survivor Series
Jeff Jarrett (w/ Debra) fought Droz (w/ Road Warrior Animal) to a no contest when Road Warrior Hawk interfered; after the match, Hawk sustained the Doomsday Device; Owen Hart did commentary for the match

11/15/98; St. Louis, MO; Kiel Center
11/15/98 - included Kevin Kelly conducting an in-ring interview in which Sable, distracted by Marc Mero, was assaulted from behind by WWF Women's Champion Jackie and the title belt; featured a backstage segment in which the New Age Outlaws, Mark Henry & D-Lo Brown, and the Headbangers engaged in a brawl as the Outlaws were being interviewed by Kevin Kelly:
Scorpio & Bob Holly defeated Road Warrior Animal & Droz when Scorpio pinned Droz after Al Snow interfered and hit Droz with Head
Val Venis pinned Tiger Ali Singh with the fisherman's suplex after the Godfather attacked Singh
Gangrel pinned Steve Blackman with the DDT after the Brood came ringside and Edge hit a dropkick on Blackman; after the bout, the Blue Blazer came down from the rafters but couldn't get unhooked from his harness - thus allowing Blackman to attack him

11/17/98; Columbus, OH; Schottenstein Center
11/22/98:
Matt & Jeff Hardy fought Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor to a no contest when the Acolytes interfered and beat up both teams
Al Snow fought Gangrel to a no contest when the JOB Squad and the Brood began brawling in the ring
The Big Bossman pinned Marc Mero with the sidewalk slam after Jackie accidentally tripped Mero; Mero fired her after the match
Jeff Jarrett pinned Kurrgan with a guitar shot after the Insane Clown Posse distracted Kurrgan
WWF IC Champion Ken Shamrock defeated Val Venis via disqualification when Mankind interfered; the Big Bossman and Shamrock double teamed Mankind after the match

11/29/98; Philadelphia, PA; First Union Center
11/29/98:
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Duane Gill fought Christian to a no contest
D-Lo Brown defeated Steve Blackman via count-out
The Godfather & Val Venis defeated the Headbangers
WWF European Champion X-Pac defeated Mark Henry
Kane defeated Jeff Jarrett via disqualification
Ken Shamrock & the Big Bossman defeated Al Snow & Mankind

11/30/98; Baltimore, MD; Arena
12/6/98:
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Duane Gill pinned Taka Michinoku
The Legion of Doom defeated Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor
WWF World Champion the Rock, WWF IC Champion Ken Shamrock, & the Big Bossman defeated Edge, Christian, & Gangrel via disqualification
Jeff Jarrett defeated Mark Henry via disqualification
Kurrgan & Luna fought Tiger Ali Singh & Babu to a no contest
Mankind defeated the Undertaker via disqualification

12/13/98; Vancouver, British Columbia; GM Place
12/13/98 - included Mankind attacking the Rock as the Rock was being interviewed by Michael Cole in one of the skyboxes:
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Duane Gill pinned Matt Hardy at 1:02 after the Blue Meanie interfered and hit a DDT on the challenger
Kevin Quinn pinned Brian Christopher at 2:23 with a roll up after avoiding a powerbomb attempt
Triple H pinned Droz (w/ Road Warrior Animal) at 1:37 with the Pedigree; after the bout, Animal left ringside alone
WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn defeated the Acolytes via disqualification at 2:00 when Ken Shamrock & the Big Bossman interfered; the bout was made by WWF Commissioner Shawn Michaels in hopes of wearing down the tag team champions before their title match later in the evening

12/14/98; Tacoma, WA; Tacoma Dome
12/20/98:
WWF European Champion X-Pac pinned Tiger Ali Singh at 1:52 in a non-title match with the X-Factor
Kevin Quinn & Brian Christopher defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy
Al Snow pinned Droz
The Headbangers defeated the Oddities via disqualification
Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg defeated Skull & 8-Ball
WWF World Champion the Rock defeated the Big Bossman, Ken Shamrock, and Mankind

12/15/98; Spokane, WA; Arena
12/27/98:
Headbanger Mosh defeated Golga via disqualification
Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart defeated the Godfather & Val Venis
WWF Tag Team Champions Ken Shamrock & the Big Bossman defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy
Kane pinned WWF European Champion X-Pac in a non-title match

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