Former WWE and IMPACT Wrestling star Ken Anderson was recently interviewed on an episode of the ‘WINCLY‘ podcast. Anderson discussed former WCW World Heavyweight Champion David Arquette’s return to wrestling and commented on his controversial Death Match with Nick Gage.
Here are the highlights:
Arquette’s return to wrestling: “I feel like David made kind of a mockery of our business,” Anderson said. “He did so way back in the 90s when he won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship on a fluke. Then he went away from awhile, now he’s back, and I don’t know what he’s trying to accomplish.
“David has never taken the time to get properly trained to do what we do. He just happened to jump in the ring. He says he set up a ring in his backyard and basically has been training himself by watching YouTube videos. That’s not the proper way to do what we do.
“Owning a wrestling academy, myself, I’ve spent the last two and a half years grooming the next generation of superstars and teaching them how to properly respect the business and respect those around them. And I feel like he’s just taking the piss.”
Arquette suffering a bad neck cut during his Death Match with Nick Gage: “I’m okay with the deathmatch thing, I know there’s a place for it in the business, there’s a place for it in the world,” Anderson said. “I know he’s trying to clear his name—everybody thinks he’s a joke and it was a big, huge fluke he won the title in the first place, but the deathmatch thing I just don’t understand.
“He almost died because of it, is it worth it? Is it worth it in the end? It’s just a thing, I don’t mind it, not everybody likes the same thing. Not everybody likes the same genre of music or movies. Different strokes for different folks, but I’m not personally keen to it.
“I don’t foresee myself ever going through light tubes, weed whackers, thumbtacks, or anything like that. I guess kudos to him for at least stepping into the ring and trying it because it it has to be a scary endeavor.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions