It’s funny, when I first started writing this post, (5 minutes ago) I actually had never seen the clip above.
Honestly, I felt kind of bad knowing that I missed this one back in ’99.
Is it wrong that the likelihood of someone, that wasn’t Dustin Rhodes; donning a Goldust costume was actually less than the chances of someone chucking fire in the face of their opponent during the Attitude Era?
God I love The King’s girly scream in that clip…
Bullshit aside, the really funny part about this article, is the fact that I actually have memories (but sadly no clips…) of a different incident in which someone took a flamethrower to Kane’s face.
You see, I remember an instance when X-Pac, at the time a tag partner with Kane; betrayed the big-red-retard and ambushed him on the ramp with a flamethrower.
I know Kane’s whole gimmick was based around him having been burned/deformed in the past, but to know that the man had flames tossed in his face on no less than 2 separate occasions in the ring just seems kind of silly.
Hell, just the idea of anyone getting flamethrower-ed in a pro-wrestling match seems just a little over-the-top.
“Over-the-top” in the super awesome, ratings snatching kind of way, mind you.
Oh well, I guess I was just spoiled by growing up with the wrestling I did…
Why The Attitude Era of Wrestling Was Great: FLAMETHROWERS