WWF: SuNDAY NiGHT HeAT (10.11.98)

October 11, 1998
East Lansing, MI
Breslin Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Vacant (9/28/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: Triple H (8/30/1998)
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)

IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERRE! Your hosts are Shane McMahon and Jim Cornette.

  • WWF Women’s Championship: Jacqueline (c) (w/Marc Mero) vs. Starla Saxton

This is the first title defense of this era of the WWF Women’s title. Jackie has the part of Sable’s weave that she cut out last week on RAW tied to her own hair. Corny says she looks like a skunk or that maybe she has Indian blood in her since she scalped Sable. Oh, Jim. You’ll know Starla Saxton better as Molly Holly. She’s just a rookie at this point and looks like a WWF women’s wrestler in the 1980s. Jacqueline takes her head off with a spin kick and follows up with a double arm suplex for two. Jackie slings Saxton across the ring by her hair. Saxton knocks Jackie into Mero and schoolboys Jackie for two, but then Jacqueline stands up and clotheslines her down. Saxton lays in some elbows and delivers a Northern lights suplex for two. Jackie winds up finding the Hurricane DDT and gets the win. (2:36) Jackie gets some extra curricular activities with Saxton until SABLE shows up for the save. I mean, she couldn’t care less about Saxton, but she did get her hands on Jacqueline. ¾*


  • Kaientai (w/Yamaguchi-san) vs. The Hardy Boyz & Too Much

They mix faces and heels together as a team in this eight-man tag. Taylor and Michinoku start us off with headlocks and shoulderblocks. Taylor does a pumphandle slam and then moonwalks to Christopher. He offers Matt Hardy a tag, but pulls his hand away and tags Christopher, which shows you how this is going to go. He finds the Stroke on TAKA. Jeff intercepts a tag and hits a split-legged moonsault on Teioh. Poetry in Motion nails Teioh as the match breaks down. Christopher wipes out Funaki with a sitout powerbomb. Teioh gets caught with the VEG-O-MATIC, but Funaki lowers the boom on Taylor and turns Teioh on top of him for the three-count. (3:01) Too Much blames the Hardy Boyz for the loss and we get a big pull apart brawl. *½

They replay Steve Austin crashing Vince McMahon’s ceremony of crowning a new WWF champion with a Zamboni and what transpired afterwards when the Undertaker and Kane dropped the ring steps on his ankle.

Last week on RAW, we revisit Mr. McMahon being visited in the hospital by Mankind, Yurple the Clown, and Mr. Socko.

  • Vader vs. Edge

This is Vader’s last televised WWF match. He’ll make some random appearances in WWE, but this ends his big run in the United States. It’s been a weird three years in the WWF for Vader. He pounds away on Edge to start and avalanches him. There’s a Powerbomb on Edge for two. Cornette mentions there will be a one-night only tournament for the IC title tomorrow night on RAW. Triple H is down in Birmingham rehabbing after knee surgery. The plan is hopefully he will be back for Survivor Series. The fight continues on the floor where Edge reverses a whip into the steps. Edge tries to use the steps on Vader, but the ref talks him out of it. Back inside, Edge lands a spinning heel kick. He heads up top and hits a flying clothesline. Next up, he flies into a powerslam from Vader for two. He sunset flips Vader, but moves away from the sit-down splash. As Vader gets up, he’s pulled into the DOWNWARD SPIRAL for the “upset” win. (3:29) And that’s going to do it for Vader. *

We take a behind the scenes special look at Sable’s appearance on Pacific Blue. She’s going to be in an all-female prison for you female prison perverts!

Elsewhere, Steve Austin is shown putting his wrist tape on to prepare for D’Lo Brown.

  • Ken Shamrock vs. Al Snow (w/Head)

Shamrock jumps Snow at the bell and delivers a Belly to Belly Suplex to lead into the ANKLELOCK. Snow reaches the ropes and even BITES the bottom rope, but Shamrock won’t release the hold at the count of five to get himself DQ’ed. (:46) Snow’s buddy SCORPIO runs down to help out, but Shamrock suplexes him away. Here comes MANKIND with a chair to scare away Shamrock and the friendship between Mankind and Snow begins. N/R

In the back, Michael Cole talks with Road Dogg. He’s got both WWF tag belts. Cole asks about Billy Gunn. If Cole wants to talk to Billy, Road Dogg will give him Gunn’s pager number. As for tonight when Road Dogg faces Jeff Jarrett, he’s going to whip Jeff’s *beep*.

William Regal promo. He squeezes his own orange juice with his bare hands. A real man’s man, if you will.

  • Road Dogg vs. Jeff Jarrett

Cornette brings up the backstory between these two. Road Dogg hits the Shaky Knee Drop early for two. He punches away a wristlock and atomic drops Jarrett to set up the ten-count corner punch. I miss those. Jarrett dropkicks Road Dogg to the floor to turn the tide. He bounces Road Dogg off the steps and tosses back inside for a flying body press for two. Shake Rattle and Roll connects, but Jarrett clotheslines him down. He misses the Bossman straddle and while Jarrett sells, Road Dogg grabs Jarrett’s guitar and KABONGS him for the DQ. (2:34) Road Dogg celebrates doing a little Chuck Berry moves with what left’s of the guitar. ½*

We go back to last week’s RAW when Dr. Austin visited Mr. McMahon. Classic RAW stuff. They don’t show Vince getting the IV in the butt. Too hot for TV!

  • Steve Austin vs. D’Lo Brown (w/Mark Henry)

Brown seems pretty pumped to be facing Austin right now. They take us back to RAW when D’Lo Brown regained the Euro title from X-Pac. They also show dramatic clips to build to the Undertaker and Kane match for Judgment Day: In Your House. Austin opens up a can of whoop ass right from the word go. D’Lo sees Austin trying a backdrop and takes over. YOU BETTA RECOGNIZE. Thesz Press takes down Brown. Austin hits a suplex and a flying elbow gets two. The Bossman Straddle misses, but Austin catches himself and blasts Brown with a clothesline. He whips D’Lo into the ropes and the STONE COLD STUNNER ends D’Lo. (1:59) Henry BUM RUSHES THE SHOW and gets nailed with a STONE COLD STUNNER as well. Austin looks over at Shane McMahon and Shane can’t stand to look up at him. Corny continues to stir the pot. ½*

That’s going to do it for this week. Until next time, so long for now.


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