The November 22, 1998 Edition of Heat is a Professional wrestling television show of the WWE, which took place at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. It was taped on November 16th, 1998.


The Corporation, led by Shane McMahon, The Rock, and Vince McMahon start the show. Vince resents the fact that people think that the Rock would have lost the title without the Undertaker's help on the last RAW. Vince announces that Rock won't defend the title until Rock Bottom against Mankind. Vince says there's no way in hell Steve Austin will be champion again. However, Austin may qualify for the Royal Rumble if he can defeated the Undertaker in a Buried Alive match at Rock Bottom. Also, Sgt. Slaughter will step aside as Vince will announce a new Commissioner on tomorrow's RAW.

Announcers Michael Cole & Jim Ross announce that they've heard news that Steve Austin is in the hospital suffering from a blackout.

Too Much faced off against the unannounced Hardy Boyz. Before their match, The Jackyl shows up and joins the commentators and Scott Taylor announces that he bro-loves his partner Brian Christopher. As the match gets underway, Jackyl puts on a headset and announces the Acolytes. Faarooq and Bradshaw then run down to the ring and cause a no contest by attacking all four in-ring participants.

Senior WWF Official Jack Lanza reports by phone about Austin's medical condition from San Jose, California.

Gerald Brisco, Pat Patterson, & Slaughter announce the news of Austin to Vince backstage, but Vince isn't that happy.

Gangrel faced off against Al Snow, but both the Brood and the J.O.B. Squad interfered too much and the ref disqualified both wrestlers.

Kevin Kelly interviews LOD 2000 about Hawk's recent suicide attempt. Droz says they are looking towards the future in a bizarre promo.

Big Bossman quickly defeated Marc Mero after Jacqueline accidentally tripped Mero. After the match, Mero dumped and fired Jacqueline.

A ranting Mankind wanders backstage then makes his way to the ring with a leaf blower. He talks about the breakup of his family. He tells Vince McMahon that the leaf blower could have been his father's day present. He says he will never forgive Vince for making him wear tuxedo shoes, which he takes off and throws to the crowd. He re-introduces Socko and pledges to use him on Vince. Vince and Shane McMahon appear at the entranceway. Vince McMahon books a match for Mankind's Hardcore Title against Ken Shamrock and Big Bossman in a Triple Threat match.

Sable joins commentary to watch Jeff Jarrett fight Kurrgan. ICP joined the Oddities at ringside, but during the match end up arguing with them. Jarrett takes advantage and El Kabongs Kurrgan for the win. After the match, Sable tries to confront Debra, but Jarrett just leads Debra away.

Backstage, Val Venis cuts a promo on Ken Shamrock.

Jack Lanza checks backs in by phone and confirms that Austin suffered a concussion and that the Undertaker is to blame.

In an WWF Intercontinental Title defense, Shamrock defeated Venis by DQ after Mankind ran-in and hit Shamrock with the leaf blower. Afterwards, Bossman and Shamrock beat down Mankind as the show ends.


Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.


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