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Ken Patera

We continue this week with our theme from last week, titled “Backstage Fights – Part 2.”  The answers to these questions are not universally well known, so remember to check our “Backstage Fights” section to help you with the questions you may not be certain of.

Congratulations to Robert Burgess for winning last week’s quiz.

Last week’s answers:

-In the Shawn Michaels incident in Syracuse with the Marines, they were initially upset with him when he allegedly either made a pass at or made remarks about a woman who was with the Marines.

-When Jacques Rougeau decked Dynamite Kid backstage, he was holding a roll of quarters.

-The entire Rougeaus/Bulldogs feud started when world class ribber Curt Hennig cut up the Rougeaus’ clothes and locked their gym bags.  He told the Rougeaus that the Bulldogs did it, and from then on it was war.

-In the infamous Sid/Arn stab-fest in 1993, Vader was the one who stuck his fingers in Sid’s wounds to help stop the bleeding.  That fight really steered the history of WCW because it changed their plans of having Sid win the WCW Title at Starrcade, and that match and title win ended up going to Ric Flair in one of WCW’s all-time great moments.

-After Road Warrior Hawk and Too Cold Scorpio had a couple rough scuffles in North Korea, they had to keep their composure until they agreed to “throw down” once they were back in Tokyo.  To protect himself, Scorpio pretended to drop chopsticks on the floor under the table at dinner, and put them in his pocket.  He later sharpened them in his hotel room in case he had to use them against Hawk.  As it was, they ended up making amends before they left the country and there were no further incidents (aside from Scorpio losing his job because of it).

This week’s questions:

  1. The Ken Patera incident in Waukesha in 1984 received renewed attention this month when Patera was on Ric Flair’s podcast and discussed the incident in detail.  His memory was a little off on the details, which is understandable given how long ago it happened, but other parts he remembered very vividly.  In short, he was accused of throwing a rock through a McDonald’s window, and when cops came to arrest him at the hotel, it led to a huge brawl in which some cops got injured at the hands of Patera and Masa Saito.  Patera maintains his innocence to this day; whom did he claim really threw the rock?
  1. Joey Styles was in the news last week when he was released by WWE.  One large WWE employee may have breathed a sigh of relief, as he was almost KO’d by Styles in 2008 in one of the most shocking bar fights in wrestling history while doing a show in Iraq.  Which notorious bully did Styles punch out?
  1. Yet another fight received renewed attention recently, as Booker T discussed his fight with Batista on JBL’s interview show on the WWE Network.  That fight was very real, despite many thinking it was a work at first.  They went at it behind closed doors, with Booker T generally considered as having gotten the best of the Animal (Booker did have a busted up eye, but it was from a sucker punch as the two were being separated).  Many believe there were personal reasons the two got into it, having to do with their women at the time (Sharmell and Melina).  Maybe yes, maybe no.  But what was the public reason Booker gave for his problems with Batista?
  1. Speaking of JBL, he got “revenge” on the Blue Meanie over some comments Meanie had made about him online regarding his being a bully.  Meanie ended up physically bruised and battered, but won in the end when it earned him a few shots with WWE in the days that followed that paid him well (WWE did this to avoid a lawsuit in which they should’ve lost had it gone to court).  On which 2005 PPV did JBL shoot on Meanie?
  1. Legends Ric Flair and Mick Foley get along famously now, but that wasn’t always the case.  In 2004, Flair punched him in the cafeteria.  It was quickly broken up, but Foley wasn’t going to fight back anyway given their respective ages at the time (Flair was about 55).  While Foley was never the type of guy to shoot on someone, he definitely had real heat with Flair back then, and the feeling was mutual.  What was their problem with each other?

These quizzes are just for fun, but if you’d like to play along, please email your answers to [email protected] After a week or so, we’ll declare a winner by randomly selecting a number between 1 and 300.  For example, if we draw #100, the 100th person to email us will be chosen.  If that person’s answers are correct, he/she wins.  If not, we’ll draw another number until that person has all the correct answers.  The winner will have his/her name announced here next week, along with anything he/she would like to plug/promote (assuming it’s not X-rated or illegal).  It could be your blog, Twitter handle, Facebook page, or anything else you’d like us to mention.  Or it could just be your name, if you simply want the recognition.

Answers will be posted next week.  If you want to “cheat,” you can look up the answers by reading the articles in our “Backstage Fights” section.  Have fun and good luck.


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