Shane Douglas may have had an Extra Value Meal, but I've got $10 that says he couldn't tell you what city he got it in.
His first guess is probably Saginaw, Michigan.
Do you agree with me that if the Sting/Hogan match and the ensuing events had occurred just as they have over the last two weeks at Starrcade '97 then in early 1998, Sting would have been hailed as the Ultimate Wrestling Hero? He, Luger, and Page were the top faces at the time, and Hollywood Hogan the leader of the nWo with Hart as his newly-minted sort-of lackey. If Sting and Luger had double teamed him with the bat then, and Page had followed up as he has, they would have been made gods of. Now, the announcers call them names and we're told they're evil (and that Sting may have in fact been evil back then too and we just didn't know it!). Pro wrestling is so weird. :-)
Also, did you notice on Nitro the night after the PPV, one segment they're talking about how evil Sting and Luger were for hitting Hogan with the bat, then later on, mentioned how "the truly great ones will do whatever they have to in order to win," talking about Hogan in some context. Kind of funny!
Goldberg crushing Sid's car, btw, was a RIOT! I hope he keeps antagonizing him this way. I especially liked the devilish little grin he had as the tow truck drove away. It sort of reminds me of what Spicolli was doing to Larry Z when he passed away (remember?...taking his luggage, his golf clubs, etc). Getting under his skin while staying away from him physically. It was a funny angle then, and I like it now too -- it gives Goldberg's character some depth, which is never a bad thing.
I had a few minutes to browse your sight and I re-read the History of Blading article. I've got a pretty good blading story for you. I live in Indianapolis and we have an independent fed called IWA (Insane Wrestling Federation). They are, literally, a bingo hall fed. Apparently they have come into some money as of late because they managed to book Abdullah the Butcher at their most recent show. I saw the 60 year old man get out of his limo. He looked pained doing this, but managed to give a smile to the two or three well wishers that applauded him. His opponent for the evening was supposed to be Sabu, but he no showed. The fans were there to see Sabu, not Abdullah, unfortunately.
A night of sub-par wrestling ensued. After a few matches, the announcement that Sabu would not show was made. This garnered an uncomfortable amount of heat. Abdullah then made his way out to little effect. There were the few of us there that knew his work and gave him the deserved ovation. My buddies and I sat in second row for this match as ATB took on a white guy with a gangsta' gimmick. I knew this was going to be an ugly match from the get-go.
Abdullah got a couple of punches in to get the upper hand when he whipped out the fork. He draped the man over the top rope in front of us and began to obliterate his head. I watched closely for blading, but saw none. He was tearing the guy's head up with the fork, right in front of our eyes. It was horrifying, yet oddly appealing. The match went on for an ungodly amount of time before it as finally broken up by the entire fed in attendance. Two of those men got the fork as well and bled.
The guy's head was just mangled and his shirt, once white, was now a crimson mess. It as sick, but I loved it. The fan's in attendance applauded heartily for the living legend and forgot about Sabu.
Thought I would pass that along to you. For the record, if you haven't seen ATB recently, his head looks like a big, rare pile of roast beef. It is gruesome. Disfigured. It makes you wonder why a man with a PhD would do that to himself for so many years.
I daresay that the person who designed that website "gets it".