The May 23, 1999 Edition of Heat is a Professional wrestling television show of the WWE, which took place at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. It was broadcast live on May 23, 1999 as the lead-in show to the Over the Edge PPV.
The Corporate Ministry opens the show, led by a referee shirt-clad Shane McMahon. He grabs a mike and promises to be fair in refereeing tonight's main event as he has been training hard to try to prevent his shoulder from seizing up when he tries counting to three. As warm-up he books himself as a special guest referee in a match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Mideon later on tonight on Heat.
In the parking lot, a limosime arrives. Vince McMahon, Gerald Brisco, and Pat Patterson get out. Howard Finkel stops them and lets them know that Shane booked a Mideon v. Austin match on Heat. Vince says he'll fix that.
Backstage, Vince McMahon is walking.
Vince McMahon, Pat Patterson, and Gerald Brisco enter the ring. Vince gets a microphone and calls out Shane, who comes out by himself. Vince tells Shane that he's gone too far, and that he doesn't have the authority to screw with people's lives and careers. He tries to call off the Mideon/Austin match. Shane says that he does have the power to make matches and the only way that he won't strip Austin for failing to appear tonight in his match against Mideon is if Vince McMahon takes his place. Vince agrees.
Backstage, The Rock is walking past arena scrambling employees
Elsewhere backstage, Vince tells Brisco and Patterson that he had to take the match since Austin isn't there yet and he can't let him be stripped of his title in that way.
The Rock enter the ring. He threatens Triple H with violence and anatomically questionable action. Triple H then appears on the TitanTron. He tells the Rock that he better have that cast off before their match tonight.
Backstage, Vince is preparing for his match.
Elsewhere, Lucas interviews Michael Hayes and the Hardy Boyz. They promise two more victims.
Backstage, Shane McMachon tells Mideon that he needs to take out Vince McMahon tonight.
Mideon and Vince McMahon faced off in a singles match with Shane McMahon as the special guest referee. Vince tries to fight, but the Corporate Ministry swarm him and attack his ankle with a chair, hobbling him.
Backstage, Steve Austin finally arrives at the arena as the show goes off the air.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Singles Match: Meat (w/ Jacqueline, Ryan Shamrock, & Terri Runnels) defeated Brian Christopher (w/ Scott Taylor) (2:04)
- Meat defeated Christopher after the Meat Grinder.
- Tag Team Match: The Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy) (w/ Michael Hayes) defeated Goldust & The Blue Meanie (5:53)
- M. Hardy defeated Meanie after the Twist of Fate.
- Special Guest Referee Singles Match: Mideon (w/ Big Bossman, Bradshaw, Faarooq, & Viscera) vs. Vince McMahon (w/ Gerald Brisco & Pat Patterson) ends in a no contest. (~2:51)
- No ending bell.
- Shane McMahon was the Special Guest Referee.