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David Arquette On Why Vince Russo Thought His Title Win Was a Good Idea

September 9, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with The Steve Austin Show (via Wrestling Inc), David Arquette spoke about why Vince Russo thought it was a good idea to put the WCW title on him in 2000. Here are highlights:

On his love of wrestling: “I loved [pro] wrestling since growing up. I saw Andre The Giant and Hulk Hogan back at the Sports Arena. We’d go to all the roadshows growing up, so I always loved it. And then, Ready To Rumble happened and it was just a chance for me to sort of tap back into something I loved as a kid and sort of tap into the crazy fan that I was. And then, I got to meet all my heroes. I got to travel with Hulk Hogan and Sting, ‘Diamond’ Dallas Page, and get to know the guys. And in promoting the movie, they had me go on the road and I ended up the champ. I don’t know what happened, but it happened.”

On wrestling again: “I never really got the opportunity to wrestle, so just 18 years later, after a lot of people gave me grief, I was like, ‘I want to do it right,’ so I’ve been training with Peter Avalon, a great wrestler/trainer. I’m getting back into [pro] wrestling 18 years later. I just had my first match… It was amazing… Against RJ City. I got my butt kicked, but it’s alright. It was good. It was a good match at Championship Wrestling From Hollywood.”

On why Russo thought his WCW title win was a good idea: “I actually recently talked to Vince Russo on his podcast. And then, he explained it to me. He said that part of the reason he thought it would be alright because when I first got there, I was running around. I did something with, Jarrett, Jeff Jarrett, and I had his guitar and I went around all the wrestlers and had them sign it. I was just a fan. And he was like, and that was part of the reason I was different. I wasn’t just an actor. I was truly a fan of wrestling, so that’s kind of the idea behind it. “Yeah, I said I didn’t think it was a good idea! But, then, after a few minutes, I thought it would be fun just to travel and get a little taste of the business. So yeah.”

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