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.
-Quick explanation: I know I started with the Backlash columns a little north of where it's legacy began, but that's mainly because my old recaps of those are still buried on /slash somewhere and my opinion prolly hasn't changed that much.