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David Arquette Reveals How He P*ssed Off Vince McMahon

David Arquette

David Arquette has revealed how he ended up on the wrong side of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.

The professional journey of David Arquette is like no other. After rising to fame in the 1990’s after appearances in shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends, and the hit move franchise Scream, the star found himself at the door of WCW.

In April 2000, Arquette began appearing on WCW television before pinning Eric Bischoff to win the World Heavyweight Championship. With the company already suffering from a sharp decline in popularity, the decision to put the World Title on a non-wrestler was met by derision by fans and those within the industry.

Although it should be noted that the actor himself was against the move.

After bowing out of the squared circle in August, Arquette moved away from the ring until finding his way onto Monday Night Raw a decade later. On this occasion he competed in a Handicap match with Alex Riley taking on Randy Orton.

However, speaking in a new interview with Chris Van Vliet, Arquette revealed that the appearance went anything but well. The star said that he’d been out all night, and was “in a bad place,” this led going completely off-script which didn’t got down well with Vince McMahon.

“I hosted a RAW, they had like the general manager of RAW, and Scream 4 was coming out. I contacted Triple H and was like ‘This could be cool.’ I went out there, and I don’t know, I was in a bad place and going through the divorce.”

“I went to a nightclub. It was in New Orleans and I ended up staying out all night. My voice had gone. I went out and tried to get heel heat, but I was off script and I’m pretty sure I p*ssed off Vince. I didn’t mean to as I have the utmost respect. But no one smartened me up to not do this. I was thinking it was like a house show, but it was RAW. It was a bad move.”

Determined to right the wrong’s of his earlier forays into wrestling, David Arquette returned to the ring in 2018, after undergoing proper training. He performed across the independent wrestling scene until retiring in June 2021.

In the same interview the actor claimed that during his period, he was prevented from wrestling in AEW by TNT.

H/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.