Just a small point. It is a common misconception that the whole 'Mae Young giving birth to a hand' stuff is the work on Vince Russo. That happened in early February 2000, around the time Benoit and co. turned up. Since he had left for WCW about 4 months earlier, Vinny is in the clear.
Well said. I can't help but remember that story a few months back about WWE hiring a guy specifically to keep track of continuity and believability within storylines, and then firing him a month later after he complained too much.