David Arquette made news 16-years-ago in the professional wrestling world. It was on April 25, 2000, that the actor made history when he pinned Eric Bischoff inside the wrestling ring to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. The Arquette title win was one of the key things that many people point to when identifying the decline of WCW and how the WWE beat them in the Monday Night Wars once and for all.
Interestingly, Arquette’s desire to take part in the professional wrestling business was not sated by that small taste of professional wrestling glory. Now that the WWE is the main wrestling promotion in the country, there are a number of smaller federations trying to vie for second place, with TNA Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and Lucha Underground as the key competitors. In an interview with Boom Stick Comics, Arquette said that he met with the producers of Lucha Underground about coming to their company.
Arquette said that he wasn’t looking at wrestling again, but was instead looking at coming in as a masked manager known as El Baracho, a character that was also carrying around a bottle of booze, one that Arquette would use as a weapon when his charges needed help. Lucha Underground must not have been in interested because they passed on David’s suggestion.