Nearly 20 years ago, actor David Arquette was crowned WCW World Heavyweight Champion. The move was, obviously, a controversial one. To put such a coveted title on an actor with no prior professional wrestling experience was essentially a slap in the face to the title’s lineage. Arquette earned his claim to fame in the professional wrestling community when he co-starred in the film, ‘Ready To Rumble.’
The film revolved around a former WCW Champion attempting to return to his former glory with the help of two fans, one of them played by Arquette. After the film, WCW decided to bring in Arquette for some storylines, which eventually led to his World Title win. Just several months later, the promotion folded and was purchased by Vince McMahon.
Now, after all this time, Arquette has returned to professional wrestling in an attempt to legitimize his career and ease the blow his World Title win had on his reputation within the community. Arquette has worked several independent shows and continues to appear at wrestling events around the country. One of them being the upcoming ‘Legends of Wrestling‘ event, which will also feature names like Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Booker T, and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.
One man who will also be at the event is former WWE star, Mr. Anderson. He decided to take a shot at Arquette while promoting his appearance on Twitter, calling him “the guy who killed WCW”:
Arquette responded with a few jabs at Anderson, mocking his TNA run before suggesting he’s piggybacking him at appearances:
Do you think Arquette and his World Title reign killed WCW?