• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 30, 1999) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was pre-taped at the Mark of the Quad Cities Arena in Moline, Illinois and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1999’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
1. Test & Tori vs. Meat & Jacqueline
2. King Of The Ring – Quarter-Final: Ken Shamrock vs. Jeff Jarrett
3. King Of The Ring – Quarter-Final: Hardcore Holly vs. Al Snow
4. King Of The Ring – Quarter-Final: X-Pac vs. Big Bossmann
5. King Of The Ring – Quarter-Final: Billy Gunn vs. Viscera
• Vince McMahon Unhappy With Recent Information Getting Leaked – Investigation Underway
Live crowd returned to WWE shows this week as Performance Center trainees were used as live audience.
This information got leaked before this week’s RAW, and Vince McMahon wasn’t happy about it.
According to Tom Colohue, an investigation is being carried out to find out who leaked this news, as a very limited number of people knew about this:
“For the moment, NXT stars have been told you would be needed going forward on these times. So, for now, business as usual is NXT talent in the crowd. If it’s a positive response they get, they will continue to do it but there was one negative to it.
The WWE really didn’t want information getting out there that there would be a crowd. Information of RAW and SmackDown tapings have not been getting out since they have moved to the Performance Center. Nobody has been told this is happening, nobody has been told that’s happening, and we haven’t had spoilers or anything like that getting through. WWE were very happy about that but this week a lot of information got out and Vince McMahon was apparently not happy at all.
There will be inquires because now they can say for certain someone in that NXT talent is giving information to wrestling media. So the information getting out has put a few people under pressure. What does that mean for the crowds? We’ll have to see going forward.
I think they will stick with it, NXT talent have been told they would be needed for the future but that said, WWE will look to find out who has been leaking information, if they can’t find out, they may end up pulling the crowd.”