The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–04.04.99

The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat – 04.04.99

I know. This show and myself have a complex and heated relationship. I hate watching it, and it doesn’t even do particularly impressive numbers on the blog. But it’s quick and easy to recap and now that I’ve started, I only have to make it to July and then it’s DONE! At least as far as the Network is concerned.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–03.14.99

The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat – 03.14.99

So yeah, on RAW, Undertaker tried to sacrifice the Big Bossman on a giant cross and got arrested as a result, which seems like some kind of religious persecution to me. Also, Rock lets us know that Paul Wight apparently carries a card that declares him to be a roody poo candy ass. Why would he want to carry that kind of ID? No wonder he changed his name.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–03.07.99

The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat – 03.07.99

Given that I’m currently knee-deep in the infuriating Dirty John on Netflix, I’m starting to feel like an abused spouse who keeps crawling back to this show. But, I mean, if I just blow through the entire run of Superstars in one shot, I won’t have anything left to watch.

Also I think there’s a thing that happens on this show. So there’s that.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–02.21.99

The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat – 02.21.99

Ugh this show annoys me SO MUCH but it’s a quick recap and there’s usually material to talk about. So we’ll soldier on for now until Superstars replaces it as my go-to quickie Network recap.

So on the episode of RAW after St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Mankind lost the WWF title back to the Rock, and X-Pac lost the European title to Shane McMahon in a title change I had blocked out of my mind. Also, some guy named “Paul Wight” is now working for Vince.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–02.14.99

The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat – 02.14.99

Live from Memphis, TN, and this is the pre-game show for St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

We get highlights of the god-awful Skydome RAW where Vince pinned Austin to win the gauntlet match to start, which hopefully isn’t setting the tone for this show.

Your hosts are Kevin Kelly & Shane McMahon

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–01.24.99

The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat – 01.24.99

Well, Andy has already claimed Christmas Star Wars for today, so I guess I’ll trudge back to Sunday Night Heat tonight. Thankfully there’s lots more Hidden Gems to go around this week.

It’s the pre-show for Royal Rumble 99! Sadly I don’t think I’ll have time to redo it this weekend.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–01.10.99

The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat – 01.10.99

OK, so let’s face it, I was going to have to lobotomize myself with a Black & Decker cordless drill if I had to sit through any more of early 99 RAW, but I was still mostly enjoying Heat because it was:

a) Fast-paced enough that nothing terrible stuck with me long, and;

b) It’s short.

So I feel like now that I’ve had a few weeks off from the horrors of Vinnie Ru at the beginning of 99, I can at least go back to Heat for 45 minutes a week. Plus the show only runs up until HHH’s famous “I am the Game” interview in July anyway. So let’s get back to it!

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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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