Children were confused. Adults sat in front of their TV sets in stunned silence. Wrestling purists, who had grown up watching Flair-Steamboat classics, threw fits. It was an unlikely event when David Arquette, a comedy actor fresh off of Ready to Rumble, won the WCW World Championship in 2000.
Now, Arquette has made an even more unlikely comeback to pro wrestling.
As WrestleZone reports (via Pro Wrestling Sheet), Arquette made his in-ring return against RJ City this past Sunday in a bout in Southern California. Arquette lost the match and claims that City cheated. We should be able to see the encounter for ourselves, as the match will soon be available on FITE TV.
The bigger story, however, is Arquette’s improvement as a wrestler, and the level of respect that would seem to flow between him, other wrestlers, and fans. Arquette said after his match: “To the wrestlers – for the first time tonight, I felt like I was one of you.”
TMZ even got in on the fun of Arquette’s return, and dug around, finding clips of the 46-year-old pulling off a flying head-scissors in Tijuana.
Oh yeah I studied with Luchadores in Mexico https://t.co/hzKhVlssNf
— David Arquette (@DavidArquette) July 17, 2018
We’re uncertain what the future holds for David Arquette, but it’s clear that the man deserves credit for coming such a long way, and working hard to get back to this point.