Barry Horowitz Reflects On David Arquette’s Controversial WCW World Championship Win


Barry Horowitz recently discussed actor David Arquette’s surprising win of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.

In an interview with Steve Fall on “The Ten Count” podcast, Horowitz expressed his thoughts on the matter, highlighting his initial disbelief and his concerns regarding the perception of professional wrestling.


Initially, when asked if he noticed any signs of WCW’s decline when he joined the promotion, Horowitz responded with the following,

“No, not at first, until they started going with outlandish booking, making David Arquette the World Champion. I mean, come on now folks … but no, while I was there, production was pretty cool, the ring was cool, catering, everything, traveling. I had no issues. It was fine.”

When questioned about his dissatisfaction with David Arquette winning the WCW Title, Horowitz explained,

“Well, it rubbed me the wrong way because I don’t see me going to the screen set and getting a major part because David Arquette’s there and I’m Barry Horowitz, pro wrestler. It makes it look like anybody can be a pro wrestler. I don’t like that unless you pull it off properly like Bad Bunny. That’s how you want to do it.”

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