Acknowledged by SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Dec 2013
Re: Why did David Arquette have such a predominant role in wrestling?
You also have to consider that WCW rose to the top, in part, by using celebrities in the ring: Jay Leno, Karl Malone, Dennis Rodman, etc.
And WWF had also used Mr. T and others.
The bad idea was putitng the strap on him, and David did not want that in any way. By all accounts he handled himself with class, treated all the guys in the locker room with complete and total respect. After the title win I believe he took the entire roster out for drinks on him, and he donated his payment for that run to the families of Brian Pillman and Owen Hart and to Darren Drozdov, who was paralyzed in a wrestling accident.
Arquette was put in a very bad position but should be applauded for how he handled it.
Release the hounds!