Jim Cornette has finally gotten around to watching David Arquette's deathmatch with Nick Gage and as you probably guessed, he had some thoughts.
There are a few moments in wrestling history that are remembered and referenced often because of how bad they were. It's a similar situation to what happens with some terrible movies and TV shows. They are so bad that they're good if that makes sense. David Arquette becoming WCW Champion in 2000 is one of those moments, for some fans at least.
What hurts Arquette is that he is actually a big wrestling fan. That's why 18 years on from that history-making night, he has returned to wrestling to try and make amends. The Scream star has been training and competing in matches on the independent circuit, the most recent of which didn't exactly go to plan. In a deathmatch against Nick Gage, Arquette had his neck accidentally sliced open by a light tube.
A lot has been said about the match and the botch by a lot of different people. However, Jim Cornette has been suspiciously quiet about the whole thing. Until now. On his podcast, The Jim Cornette Experience, Cornette revealed that he has now watched the match. Needless to say, he was not impressed. "They are the geeks in the sideshow. The bank robber geek beats up the B-movie geek. It's not courage, it's stupid," Cornette said to his listeners.
As you can imagine, that wasn't all Cornette had to say. You'll have to listen to it on the podcast if you want to hear all of it as the explicit language used means we can't publish it here. We have, however, included Arquette's response, and censored the explicit language he used. Although Arquette believes Cornette actually had some good points, he does also think he missed some of the more obvious ones.
Cornette is always very opinionated when it comes to the wrestling business. Being an old school guy, he doesn't like a lot of what wrestlers are doing today and that can rub some fans the wrong way. However, he is on the side of the majority for once with this one. Even Arquette himself agrees with him to an extent. Deathmatches are intended for a very small sect of wrestling's fanbase, and we hopefully won't see Arquette in one ever again.