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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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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