Before David Arquette appeared on the Wendy Williams show today, he teased on social media that he had a big announcement to make. It was, to say the least, an unusual surprise.
“I’d like to announce,” Arquette said while standing up and raising his arms theatrically. “My return to professional wrestling!”
For the confused / all of you, a quick internet search of “wrestling” and “David Arquette” turns up the below photo from 2000 of him “winning” the WCW heavyweight championship. Arquette, thankfully, elaborated on Wendy Williams.
“I was promoting a movie I did called Ready to Rumble and it just so happened that I won the championship,” he said. Ready to Rumble was essentially a promotional film for World Championship Wrestling which closed shop under that name in 2001. For ticked off fans, Arquette made an easy target.
“They blamed me for ruining WCW, it’s no longer around,” he explained. “And maybe I did have something to do with it.”
Wendy reminded Arquette that he’s 46 and perhaps not in prime wrestling shape anymore. But for the actor, he’s been busy training to redeem himself.
“For 18 years, I’ve been trolled on the internet,” Arquette said. “And I just want to bring some respect back to my name!”