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Showcase cover image for David Arquette as WCW World Heavyweight champion

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David Arquette
In 2000, after filming the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) movie Ready to Rumble, Arquette was brought into WCW storylines. He made his first appearance on the April 12, 2000 episode of Thunder, sitting in the crowd before leaping into the ring to take part in a worked confrontation with Eric Bischoff and his New Blood stable. Afterwards, he formed an alliance with Chris Kanyon and then reigning WCW World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page, and with their help, he defeated Bischoff in a singles match in the April 24 episode of Nitro. On the following episode of Thunder, Arquette teamed with Page in a match against Bischoff and Jeff Jarrett, with the stipulation that whichever man got the pin would take the championship. Arquette pinned Bischoff again in the match's finish, receiving the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in the process.

After World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF/WWE) purchased WCW, Arquette's championship run was listed as the top reason for the "failure" of Nitro in a list published by WWE Magazine



Smokin' Da Good Stuff
2,202 Posts
I like Him as a actor and he is a huge fan ofwfestling , like all of us but his run was the saddest time of WCW as it ended WCW.

3,610 Posts
People are still talking about it 20 years later.

He was never actually booked to go over any professional wrestler off memory. Nothing wrong with a logically booked, fluke situation where the stars align for the impossible to happen.

Same as how Vince McMahon won the WWE championship and the 1999 Royal Rumble, or Vince Russo "booking himself" to win the WCW championship to get the crowd behind a rival babyface.

Occasionally, it's okay for a fluke situation to arise, as long as they're not suddenly beating professional wrestlers legitimately.