WWF: SuNDAY NiGHT HeAT (11.01.98)

WWF: SuNDAY NiGHT HeAT
November 1, 1998
Austin, TX
Frank Erwin Center

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Vacant (9/28/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: Ken Shamrock (10/12/1998)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (8/30/1998)
European Champion: X-Pac (10/18/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: Christian (10/18/1998)
Women’s Champion: Jacqueline (9/21/1998)

HOT ENOUGH? Your hosts are Michael Cole and Jim Cornette. Tonight’s show is *live*. Suck it, taped WCW/nWo Thunder! Read the rest of this entry

WCW: Thunder (10.29.98)

WCW: Thunder
October 29, 1998
Albuquerque, NM
Tingley Coliseum

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Bill Goldberg (7/6/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Diamond Dallas Page (10/26/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Rick Steiner & Kenny Kaos (10/26/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Chris Jericho (8/10/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Billy Kidman (9/14/1998)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Lee Marshall. Read the rest of this entry

WCW: Monday Nitro (10.26.98)

WCW: Monday Nitro
October 26, 1998
Phoenix, AZ
America West Arena

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Bill Goldberg (7/6/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Bret Hart (8/13/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Rick Steiner & ??? (10/25/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Chris Jericho (8/10/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Billy Kidman (9/14/1998)

We start the program with EXCITING still shots of last night’s Halloween Havoc. What match were the still shots from, you ask? Hogan versus Warrior – only the BIGGEST rematch in the HISTORY of pro grappling? Nope, think again. Goldberg versus DDP? Good guess, but still wrong. It’s Sting versus Bret Hart. Looks like Bret murdered Sting last night with his own ball bat, which seems pretty important, but a weird way to start the show.

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Larry Zbyszko. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Raw is War (10.26.98)

WWF: Raw is War
October 26, 1998
Madison, WI
Kohl Center

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Vacant (9/28/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: Ken Shamrock (10/12/1998)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (8/30/1998)
European Champion: X-Pac (10/18/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: Christian (10/18/1998)
Women’s Champion: Jacqueline (9/21/1998)

We start the show with all the setup and payoff to the BANG 3:16 moment from last week’s RAW – including the important letter Austin put into Vince’s coat pocket. They repeat JR asking what’s in the letter several times for added effect.

Earlier tonight, Steve Austin showed up to the arena with a big smile on his face.

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: SuNDAY NiGHT HeAT (10.25.98)

WWF: SuNDAY NiGHT HeAT
October 25, 1998
Milwaukee, WI
Bradley Center

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Vacant (9/28/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: Ken Shamrock (10/12/1998)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (8/30/1998)
European Champion: X-Pac (10/18/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: Christian (10/18/1998)
Women’s Champion: Jacqueline (9/21/1998)

IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERRE! Your hosts are Michael Cole and Jim Cornette. This is Cole’s debut on HeAT as a commentator. They gave Shane-O-Mac twelve weeks and wished him the best in his future endeavors. Cole explains Shane has the “night off”, but I don’t think he ever returns as a regular commentator – only on occasion. Read the rest of this entry

WCW: Halloween Havoc 1998

WCW/nWo: Halloween Havoc
October 25, 1998
Las Vegas, NV
MGM Grand Garden Arena

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Bill Goldberg (7/6/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Bret Hart (8/13/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Giant & Scott Hall (7/20/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Chris Jericho (8/10/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Billy Kidman (9/14/1998)

SIDE NOTE: This is PDRwrestling’s 2000th post! That’s INSANE. Thanks for everybody and their support over the years.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Bobby Heenan. Read the rest of this entry

WCW: Thunder (10.22.98)

WCW: Thunder
October 22, 1998
Albuquerque, NM
Tingley Coliseum

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Bill Goldberg (7/6/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Bret Hart (8/13/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Giant & Scott Hall (7/20/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Chris Jericho (8/10/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Billy Kidman (9/14/1998)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Lee Marshall. They hype up our Halloween Havoc main events and show what went down between Goldberg and Diamond Dallas Page on Nitro. Read the rest of this entry

WCW: Monday Nitro (10.19.98)

WCW: Monday Nitro
October 19, 1998
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center

The current WCW champs are as follows:
WCW World Champion: Bill Goldberg (7/6/1998)
WCW U.S. Champion: Bret Hart (8/13/1998)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Giant & Scott Hall (7/20/1998)
WCW World Television Champion: Chris Jericho (8/10/1998)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Billy Kidman (9/14/1998)

Does anybody really care if Ric Flair knows one of the owners of the United Center in Chicago? Is that *really* that interesting to the casual viewer?

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, and Larry Zbyszko. Minneapolis gives Larry Z some love. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Raw is War (10.19.98)

WWF: Raw is War
October 19, 1998
Milwaukee, WI
Bradley Center

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Vacant (9/28/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: Ken Shamrock (10/12/1998)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (8/30/1998)
European Champion: X-Pac (10/18/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: Christian (10/18/1998)
Women’s Champion: Jacqueline (9/21/1998)

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Judgment Day – In Your House XXV (10.98)

WWF: Judgment Day – In Your House XXV
October 18, 1998
Rosemont, IL
Rosemont Horizon

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Vacant (9/28/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: Ken Shamrock (10/12/1998)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (8/30/1998)
European Champion: D’Lo Brown (10/5/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)
Women’s Champion: Jacqueline (9/21/1998)

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler. I will say, unlike in WCW, there’s not a ton of thought put into the PPV sets in 1998 outside of the now “Big Five”. Every WCW PPV set in 1998 looks like there was at least some artistic thought put into them. Read the rest of this entry

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