David Arquette has his place in pro-wrestling history, like it or not. Recently, he made a comeback to the ring and received good feedback for his work and commitment. Having worked with WWE in the past, Arquette shared his experience working with the company in a recent interview.
Talking to Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Arquette revealed he reached out to WWE during the planning stage for his 2020 documentary ‘You Cannot Kill David Arquette.’ However, the company did not show any interest in working with Arquette in his latest pro-wrestling venture.
“They own everything,” Arquette told. “I mean, I had gone to them really early on to want to do it with them before any deathmatches or anything like that. But, it didn’t work out or they weren’t really interested. Never really get it, I don’t know. It was a whole mix.”
Back in 2010, David Arquette guest-hosted an episode of RAW 2010. But, the 50-year-old considers it his own fault that his appearance was not well received.
“Scream 4 was coming out, I contacted Triple H and I was like, ‘I think this could be cool,’” Arquette recalled. “I went out there and I – I don’t know. It was after Scream 4, I was just in a bad place. I was going through the divorce and I started this night, you know, pretty wild. And it was in New Orleans, I just ended up staying up all night, like, you know.
“Came in just — voice was coming and going,” Arquette continued. “I did, I really did. And I went out and I was like, I was trying to get heel heat or something that like, ‘Ah, this town, New Orleans’. But it was kind of off-script and I think I just pissed off Vince (McMahon), I’m pretty sure. I didn’t mean to. I have the utmost respect for him. But I didn’t know. Like, I didn’t, I didn’t, I wasn’t aware of – like, no one really smartened me up too much like, ‘Make sure not to do this. Stay out of’ – I don’t know. Like, I almost thought of it like, I guess I was thinking of it like it was a house show, but it was for RAW.”
Despite WWE’s refusal to cooperate with Arquette’s project, he produced his documentary. It also included the footage from his infamous deathmatch against Nick Gage, which he cheekily warned Van Vliet against.
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