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Encyclopedia > WWE Heat
WWE Heat
Format Sports Entertainment
Created by Vince McMahon
Starring Raw Brand
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 520 (as of October 12, 2007)
Production
Running time 36 minutes per episode (international TV version consist of 46 minutes)
Broadcast
Original channel USA Network (1998-2000)
MTV (2000-2003)
TNN/Spike TV (2003-2005)
Webcast on WWE.com (2005-Present)
Original run August 1, 1998 – present
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

WWE Heat (formerly known as WWE Sunday Night Heat and capitalized as WWE HEAT) is a professional wrestling show for World Wrestling Entertainment, showcasing talent from the Raw roster with lower-card matches. Sports entertainment is a type of entertainment that takes the form of a sporting event, but with more emphasis on dramatic storylines, humor, spectacle or titillation than on a contest of athletic skills. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... // This is a list of people employed by and/or contracted to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), including its developmental territories Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) and Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... USA Network is a popular American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A webcast is a live media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1998 in television involved some significant events. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ...


It is currently being streamed on WWE.com on Friday afternoons for North American viewers. However, the show is still televised internationally and shows in the United Kingdom on Sky Sports 3, Australia on FOX8, India on Ten Sports, Germany on Premiere Sport Portal, the Middle East on ShowSports4, and the Philippines on Jack TV. Sky Sports is the brand name for a group of 9 channels. ... FOX8 is an Australian cable network owned by Foxtel and available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Televisions subscription platforms. ... TEN SPORTS is a sports channel, which is widely broad casted in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Middle East, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka TEN Sports is the short name of Taj Entertainment Network Sports. ... Jack TV, where everything is definitely funny! Jack TV is a Philippine cable TV network owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation. ...


It has been previously aired on USA Network, MTV and Spike TV in the United States, Channel 4 and Sky One in the United Kingdom and CTV Sportsnet in Canada. USA Network is a popular American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the British television station. ... “Sportsnet” redirects here. ...

Contents

History

Early years

The show was originally introduced as WWF Sunday Night Heat on the USA Network in 1998. The one hour show would be broadcasted live on Sunday nights at 7 p.m. Eastern. It was the second most important show in the WWF line-up serving as a supplement to the Monday Night RAW program. HEAT would feature promos, vignettes and in-ring action just like RAW, and in many ways, it was what SmackDown! was to RAW from 1999 to 2002. Upper mid-card and main event wrestlers were no strangers to HEAT, appearing each week. Storylines from the previous week would progress during the show, and the next day's RAW would be heavily promoted. The show itself was a big ratings draw for the USA Network trailing not too far behind the big numbers of RAW. The year 1998 in television involved some significant events. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... The year 1999 in television involved some significant events. ... The year 2002 in television involved some significant events. ...


1999-2002

WWF Sunday Night HEAT logo (1998-2000).
WWF Sunday Night HEAT logo (1998-2000).

With the advent of SmackDown! [1] in 1999, HEAT has significantly decreased in importance as well as ratings. The debut of SmackDown! also led to HEAT being taped before SmackDown! with matches for WWF syndication programs like Jakked/Metal to be taped before RAW broadcasts. When SmackDown! premiered in August 1999, HEAT briefly became a complete recap show, with exclusive interviews and feuds recapped as music videos. This only lasted a few weeks, and the show began airing exclusive matches again, this time taping before SmackDown!. Near the peak of WWE's popularity and as part of WWE's television deal with Viacom, the show was moved to MTV. Image File history File links Wwfsundaynightheat. ... Image File history File links Wwfsundaynightheat. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... The year 1999 in television involved some significant events. ... WWF Jakked was a syndicated show mainly for lower card wrestlers and occasionally had major superstars. ...


WWE has also aired two special editions of Halftime HEAT which aired during halftime of Super Bowl XXXIII on USA Network. These specials ended following the movement of HEAT to MTV. In 2000, the current logo and theme song was adopted. Date January 31, 1999 Stadium Pro Player Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP John Elway, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 7 1/2 National anthem Cher Coin toss Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti, Frank Gifford, Roosevelt Brown, Don Maynard, Sam Huff, Tom Landry Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime... The year 2000 in television involved some significant events. ...


When the show started airing on MTV in late 2000, it was broadcast live from WWF New York. WWF Superstars would appear at the restaurant as special guests while Michael Cole & Tazz would call pre-taped matches live. The year 2000 in television involved some significant events. ... The World was a WWE-themed restaurant in Times Square in New York City on the corner of Broadway and 43rd Street. ... For other persons of the same name, see Michael Cole (disambiguation). ... Peter Senerchia (born October 11, 1967),[2] is a retired American professional wrestler best known by his ring name Tazz, (originally Tazmaniac and later shortened to simply Taz). ...


2002-2005

This practice ended in 2002 and the show reverted to its original format of taping the matches, again before RAW, and have the commentators call the action and have it burned to the matches. It was at this time that Channel 4 ended their syndication of the program, which was later picked up by BSkyB, to compliment their existing coverage.


Since the brand extension in 2002, HEAT has been broadcast with only RAW superstars and reverted back to being before RAW. The exception to this was on pay-per-view nights, which were broadcast live from the pay-per-view venue and could involve SmackDown! wrestlers. In May 2002, SmackDown! branched off its own sister show, Velocity, which replaced JAKKED/METAL , and mirrored the same characteristics as HEAT. The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... The year 2002 in television involved some significant events. ... WWE Velocity, also known as simply Velocity, was a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment , that replaced two syndicated WWE shows, Jakked and Metal. ...


Now, WWE tends to use this program to showcase the talent that they do not use frequently on RAW. Fans often refer to this show as the minor leagues, a B-Show, for the wrestlers on the show are usually at the beginning or the end of their careers in WWE. Occasionally, main eventers and champions will appear on the show, and usually win. HEAT is also used to review the main events that happened on the previous edition of Raw.


Steven Richards, who at one time was the most regular competitor on Sunday Night HEAT, dubbed himself "General Manager of HEAT" (though he carried out no GM duties) and began calling the show Stevie Night HEAT. Michael Manna (born October 9, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainments ECW brand. ...


October 2005-present

HEAT and Velocity were not picked up by the USA Network when WWE moved its programming over to that network in October 2005, leaving Americans no way to watch WWE weekend shows on television. To solve this problem, WWE decided to stream the shows on their website exclusively for the U.S. audience, with new editions posted every Friday afternoon. Velocity was eventually axed when ECW was resurrected in 2006, and Sunday Night HEAT was soon renamed to WWE HEAT, as it no longer aired on Sundays. A webcast is a live media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ...


After a while, HEAT was changed to Heat to be equal to the Raw brand without capitialization in the name. Heat is still shown overseas to fulfill international programming commitments. For a while, a special 30-minute live edition of Heat began airing in place of the traditional pre-taped Free For All PPV preshow, although this is no longer the case. As Heat is taped before Raw, Heat uses the same set as Raw (ring ropes, TitanTron, ramp) with the only exception being the Heat logos on the TitanTron and the MiniTron. Since the show's debut on WWE.com, it has been broken up into four segments (each match) but is now currently showing all matches in a full edition. WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... WWE.com is World Wrestling Entertainments official website. ...


Commentators and hosts

There have been many commentators in the history of Heat. Industry veterans and RAW broadcasters Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler have done commentary on the show. The show was also the launchpad for Shane McMahon's on-camera career in WWE, originally placed in the role of a commentator for the program. In October 2000, the show was hosted by Rebecca Budig and MTV VJ/Rapper DJ Skribble when it moved from USA Network to MTV. Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Shane Brandon McMahon[3][2] (born January 15, 1970)[1] is an American executive and part-time professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... October 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Events October 1 - 2 - Nine Israeli-Arabs are killed by Israeli security forces after a riot/violent demonstration of solidarity with Palestinians under military rule in the West Bank and Gaza. ... The year 2000 in television involved some significant events. ... Rebecca Jo Budig (born June 26, 1973 Cincinnati and raised in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky) is an Emmy-nominated American actress and television presenter. ... The Grind was a Dance music show broadcast on the cable television station MTV between 1992 and 1997. ...


During pay-per-view events and often outside the venue, hosts introduce segments of the show, recently the hosts of The WWE Experience (Ivory and Todd Grisham) perform these duties. If a SmackDown brand pay-per-view takes place, SmackDown's main show announcers host the in-ring commentary for the show. The WWE Experience, a television series produced by the WWE currently airing on Canadas The Score, Sky One and Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and on FOX8 in Australia. ... Lisa Mary Moretti (born November 26, 1961 in Inglewood, California) is an American professional wrestler. ... Todd Andrew Grisham (born January 9, 1976) is an American presenter/announcer working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is host for Fox Soccer Channels Major League Soccer broadcasts. ...


Often wrestlers would take the role of color commentators on the show with Al Snow, Tommy Dreamer, Raven, and D'Lo Brown all holding this position mostly as a replacement for an announce who was unavailable. During the show's run on MTV, diva Lita also served as a commentator following her major neck injury. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thomas Laughlin (born February 14, 1971),[2] is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Tommy Dreamer. ... Scott Levy (born September 8, 1964) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Raven. ... DLo Brown (also written D-Lo Brown) [2][1] (born Accie A.C. Connor on October 22, 1972 in Burlington, New Jersey), is an American professional wrestler. ... A WWE Diva Poster In professional wrestling, a Diva is a term used by World Wrestling Entertainment for a beautiful woman employed primarily as a wrestler and sometimes eye candy. Although diva is a relatively new term in the wrestling community, promotions have been using women as managers or wrestlers... Amy Christine Dumas (born April 14, 1975) is an American former professional wrestler. ...


Before the WWE-produced, Extreme Championship Wrestling reunion pay-per-view, One Night Stand 2005 took place, a special Extreme HEAT episode was broadcast and hosted by Jonathan Coachman and Michael Cole. This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ... ECW One Night Stand 2005 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Jonathan Coachman (born August 12, 1973) also known as The Coach is an American professional wrestling personality, college wrestler, basketball player, and football play-by-play announcer and color commentator, as well an occasional wrestler working for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand where he is Vince McMahons... For other persons of the same name, see Michael Cole (disambiguation). ...


During one episode when Jonathan Coachman was unavailable, former ECW announcer (and then-lead RAW announcer) Joey Styles took part in the show. However, Styles then quit on the following Monday's' RAW, meaning Grisham ran the show alone. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ...


United Kingdom

A separate commentary was edited together for the UK syndicated version, which included references to the UK audience, and the shows broadcaster, Channel 4, but did not include the WWF New York segments that appeared in the U.S. version. In place, highlights from the past weeks RAW and SmackDown! were shown, as well as other content and interviews with current WWF superstars. The 2-person commentary team was done by a mix of individuals, which included Michael Cole, Michael Hayes, Jonathan Coachman and Kevin Kelly. Michael Seitz (born March 29, 1959) is an American retired professional wrestler. ... Jonathan Coachman (born August 12, 1973) also known as The Coach is an American professional wrestling personality, college wrestler, basketball player, and football play-by-play announcer and color commentator, as well an occasional wrestler working for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand where he is Vince McMahons... Kevin Foote [3] [4] (born May 9, 1965) is an American professional wrestling manager, pundit, sportscaster and ring announcer, better known by his ring name, Kevin Kelly. ...


Commentator history

Shane Brandon McMahon[3][2] (born January 15, 1970)[1] is an American executive and part-time professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... James (Jim) Cornette (born September 17, 1961) is an American professional wrestling manager, commentator, promoter, and booker. ... For other persons of the same name, see Michael Cole (disambiguation). ... Kevin Foote [3] [4] (born May 9, 1965) is an American professional wrestling manager, pundit, sportscaster and ring announcer, better known by his ring name, Kevin Kelly. ... Paul W. Taylor III (born August 12, 1955 in Atlanta, Georgia), better known by his ring name, Terry Taylor, is an American retired professional wrestler. ... Peter Senerchia (born October 11, 1967),[2] is a retired American professional wrestler best known by his ring name Tazz, (originally Tazmaniac and later shortened to simply Taz). ... Jonathan Coachman (born August 12, 1973) also known as The Coach is an American professional wrestling personality, college wrestler, basketball player, and football play-by-play announcer and color commentator, as well an occasional wrestler working for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand where he is Vince McMahons... Scott Levy (born September 8, 1964) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Raven. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Seitz (born March 29, 1959) is an American retired professional wrestler. ... DLo Brown (also written D-Lo Brown) [2][1] (born Accie A.C. Connor on October 22, 1972 in Burlington, New Jersey), is an American professional wrestler. ... Amy Christine Dumas (born April 14, 1975) is an American former professional wrestler. ... Todd Andrew Grisham (born January 9, 1976) is an American presenter/announcer working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is host for Fox Soccer Channels Major League Soccer broadcasts. ... Lisa Mary Moretti (born November 26, 1961 in Inglewood, California) is an American professional wrestler. ... Thomas Laughlin (born February 14, 1971),[2] is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Tommy Dreamer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Todd Romero, better known as Steve Romero from Denver, Colorado is an employee of World Wrestling Entertainment, working as a backstage interviewer for the SmackDown! brand. ... Josh Lomberger is a professional wrestling personality from Schererville, Indiana who appears on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) television under the name of Josh Matthews. ...

See also

WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... WWE Velocity, also known as simply Velocity, was a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment , that replaced two syndicated WWE shows, Jakked and Metal. ... WWE Byte This! was an official World Wrestling Entertainment webcast, hosted by Todd Grisham. ...

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