The fans weren't the only people unhappy with David Arquette's WCW Title reign in 2000. Some wrestlers hated the idea too.
Professional wrestling is a pretty unique business. If you love it then, more often than not, you can overlook the business's misgivings. If you're an outsider looking in, however, some of the stuff that goes on can be downright baffling. Triple H impersonating Kane in a funeral home, Mae Young giving birth to a hand, just a couple of things that we wrestling fans have to live with the memory of.
Another instance from that era in wrestling that is brought up time and time again is David Arquette winning the WCW Championship. It may not be as tasteless as the examples laid out above but it still left a bad taste in many wrestling fans' mouths. WCW was very much on a downward spiral by the time Arquette won the title in April of 2000, and the match will forever be remembered as one of the many nails in the promotion's coffin.
Despite the fact that Arquette has only been involved in wrestling sporadically since then, he revealed on the Sunday Night's Main Event podcast that he is still the butt of numerous jokes about it on social media. Also, the fans weren't the only ones annoyed about the whole thing. Quite a few of the wrestlers sharing a locker room with Arquette that night were not fans of the angle.
"There was a lot of hatred, and a lot of people got so pissed off," Arquette explained to SNME, adding that one particular wrestler who had never held the title before confronted him backstage. "I was like I don't know what to say, man. You know, that was my first inkling on how sort of upset people were gonna get," the actor went on to say.
The reason Arquette has been bringing these painful memories back up is because he is actually about to step back between the ropes. The Ready To Rumble star will compete in a match against RJ City for Championship Wrestling From Hollywood. It will be the first time he has wrestled since a handicap match he had in 2010 where he paired up with Alex Riley in a losing effort against Randy Orton.