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• David Arquette Comments On The Possibility Of Him Getting Inducted Into The WWE Hall of Fame

During an appearance on Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling, Hollywood Star David Arquette talked about his WCW World Title win being used as a joke, him not wanting to be a champion, if he expected the backlash from fans, and if Kid Rock’s WWE Hall of Fame induction improves his chances of an induction.

Below are the highlights:

On his WCW title win being used as a joke:

“The problem with that is I’m used as the example of like this decision was worse than when David Arquette got the belt. I’m always like the example and I’m the joke in a sense and I get it. I like to think of myself as the only fan that became a champion. I totally understand that other wrestlers were fans but they are professional wrestlers too, I am literally man on the street and became the champion. I don’t know how I am going to prove myself in the wrestling world and I’m going to have to do something at some point just to bring some respect to my name.”

On him not wanting to be a champion:

“It all is kind of blurry to me to be honest and I was just kind of going along with it and there was a lot of people exactly telling me what to do and I didn’t know that in one of my first matches I was doing Scotty Too Hotty’s move and that I had to wait for the crowd to say stuff and people just kind of threw me out there and asked what could I do? Well I could do anything because I was a black belt in Yoshukai Karate at the time and I can actually kind of fight but they had a big insurance policy on me so I couldn’t get hurt and nobody wanted me to beat them up so everyone had to beat me up (which is often the harder role in wrestling) but I enjoyed the experience.

For me, I get to fly around with Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair and talk to them about Andre the Giant and all these legends and that is pretty much why I wanted to do it. I am from an acting family that goes back to Vaudeville so to me it is really kind of similar to the wrestling world as far as generational and almost like a carny lifestyle where you are on the road and I loved the opportunity to do that but I didn’t need to be the champion.”

On if he expected the backlash from fans:

“I didn’t even at all understand the Impact of it and or like how sacred it is held. I tried to give it respect on my own and in general with my actions but I always wanted to take the belt out to fans because that is the other thing they give you the belt and you are in charge of it. I was like what? You have to travel with it and you can’t check it, you’ve got to carry it on and you’ve got to bring it everywhere and you are in charge of it so I’d bring it around to all of the fans and let them take pictures of it and I tried to be respectful. When you mention a guy like Harley Race that sort of legendary status that is obvious why people would get upset.”

On if Kid Rock’s Hall of Fame induction improves his chances of an induction:

“I think and I totally approve of Kid Rock and he’s got that whole vibe that is right but he was never the Champion. That’s not my place to say that I should be in it or whatever but I was going through a divorce at the time (of RAW) so I was a little crazy and I had lost my voice and I took it upon myself to put down New Orleans (which I love that city) but I was just kind of playing the heel for a moment because I get it to get the crowd to hate you.

But it was amazing to get put through a table by Randy Orton, I love that stuff and to me that was a fun opportunity and I really respect what WWE has done and the whole business and the history and what Vince McMahon’s done in general with that business is just remarkable because they are super-smart. The whole family being involved I love all of that. So I am just good doing my thing and I’d love to be included in the world a little and I’ve been asked and I always find that a little hard to do because it is kind of odd but I like meeting the fans and I like all that so some point it will make sense to do something that might bring me back into the world a little more.”

• Shane McMahon Not Competing At WrestleMania 34 Despite Being Advertised? Possible Replacement

Daniel Bryan & Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn was announced for WrestleMania 34 on this week’s SmackDown Live.

Mike Johnson of PWInsider noted that he doesn’t think Shane will compete in his scheduled WrestleMania 34 match and that Kane will replace him to re-unite “Team Hell No” at WrestleMania 34.

It should be noted that DirtySheets.Net also noted that Vince McMahon has discussed Kane being Bryan’s partner at WrestleMania 34 when news about Shane being hospitalized came out.

We’ll keep you updated regarding this.

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