Hollywood film star and former WCW World Heavyweight Champion David Arquette revealed he pitched the concept of the place he’d work in a match for All Elite Wrestling in 2019.
Arquette is greatest identified for his roles in films like Scream, Eight Legged Freaks, and the wrestling film Able to Rumble. He additionally turned a cult-like determine within the wrestling business after his notorious reign because the WCW Champion in 2000.
To make it as much as followers who hated him for holding the “huge gold belt” in WCW, Arquette made a return to skilled wrestling in 2018, coaching beneath AEW star Peter Avalon. This return culminated within the critically acclaimed 2020 documentary You Can not Kill David Arquette.
Talking on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Arquette revealed that all through the method of creating the movie, he had the concept to work a match for AEW, even going so far as to speak to Cody Rhodes about it:
“I used to be speaking to Cody Rhodes about making an attempt to have him within the movie, it was proper because the AEW stuff was coming collectively. Yeah, I did (pitch a match). I assumed it might be so humorous, like, ‘you disrespected the belt and my dad had it and I’ll pay him again.'” (H/T – Fightful).
To Arquette’s disappointment, the concept did not come to go as AEW’s TV community TNT interveined:
“That is one factor that was somewhat upsetting, particularly with AEW as a result of they’d all the fellows in AEW that have been within the film and I wished to go and do a match or one thing to advertise the film they usually have been, like, [no]. I feel it was TNT, they have been making an attempt to cost me to wrestle. It went by way of the publicity division to TNT or one thing they usually have been, like, ‘effectively, it price this to…’ ‘Overlook it.’ We have been seeking to promote on the exhibits, a minimum of some type of commercial inside AEW, however they checked out it, like, ‘We cost this a lot for somebody to advertise within the ring.’ That was somewhat miserable as a result of I knew a bunch of the fellows over there.” (H/T Fightful).
David Arquette did efficiently compete in a deathmatch for his documentary
The phrases “deathmatch” and “David Arquette” do not feel like they belong in the identical sentence, nevertheless, one of many standout moments of Arquette’s wrestling comeback was his now-infamous bout with Nick Gage for GCW.
The match happened on the LA Confidential occasion hosted by AEW star Joey Janela and acquired closely featured in Gage’s episode of Darkish Facet of the Ring.
Regardless of being organized forward of time, the match rapidly fell aside as David Arquette bled closely, with Gage fearing he might have killed the well-known film star. Arquette has not competed in a deathmatch since.
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