The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–01.03.99

The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat – 01.03.99

Alrighty then. This is probably where I’ll end off with Heat, since the show stops in July on the Network anyway. I could continue on for the sake of completion, but clearly the show’s not getting any better and there’s other stuff out there.

Your hosts are Kevin Kelly & Shane McMahon

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–12.06.98

The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat – 12.06.98

Wally Yamaguchi cuts a promo in Japanese for Kaientai in the cold open, so I guess they’re being featured this week! Can’t wait until they lose in 2:00 thanks to outside interference!

Taped from somewhere.

Your hosts are Kevin Kelly & Jim Cornette

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–11.01.98

The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat – 11.01.98

Tonight’s show is dedicated to Vince McMahon for some reason, with an opening video package making out like he’s dead or something. Tomorrow night on RAW he’s making an announcement about his future, so tonight we remember him!

LIVE from Austin, TX. I think this would be the first non-PPV live show, actually.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–10.18.98

The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat – 10.18.98

It’s the pre-show for Judgment Day! I should note that in the Observers at the time, Meltzer was already noting how these hour long pre-shows were burning out the PPV audiences and what a bad idea it was.

Live from Chicago, IL

Your hosts are Shane McMahon & Jim Cornette

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–09.27.98

The SmarK Rant for Sunday Night Heat – 09.27.98

So I realized that I completely missed doing this one on Sunday because of Canada Day and the fact that I already had the Randy Savage review posted in advance. However, I’ve got two hours of Savage in WCW left to finish, and I’m…not exactly jumping at the chance to do so. Plus, to be brutally honest, the Savage reviews aren’t exactly setting the world on fire as far as interest goes.  So as a palate-cleanser, let’s catch up on Heat!

But first, to the mailbag!

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–09.13.98

The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat – 09.13.98

We missed this one over the weekend, so might as well play catchup a bit. This is the first episode airing after the initial 6-episode order for the show finished up, and USA was apparently so happy with the ratings that they renewed the show and started financing live tapings and such.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–08.02.98

The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat – 08.02.98

Huh. So now this is a thing on the Network. The first 52 episodes dropped yesterday, so that gives me yet another show to add to the rotation. This show didn’t air in Canada until much later in the run, so I have no particular memories about it. I’m not 100% sure about the taping schedule or if it was actually another live show, but that would be kind of crazy if so. This first episode appears to have been taped in Anaheim after RAW, though.

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