Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion, David Arquette recently appeared on Busted Open Radio to discuss heel in the wrestling industry and more. Below are some highlights of the interview:
On if you can appreciate and hate a heel at the same time:
“It’s hard for me to say because Roddy Piper was one of my favorites in the world and I truly disliked him but I also appreciated how horrible he was. MJF is sort of doing it for me right now, he is just such a jerk but you can’t really like him. I love to hate a heel, it’s like Hannibal Lector.”
Who is doing great heel work in WWE:
“I think Samoa Joe did something cool where he called out his wife and drew some real reaction, I was in the audience and people were truly pissed at him. I think he’s a great heel working right now with how he constructs his character and digs into the emotion of people on a personal level.”
Why he is returning to wrestling:
“I am just trying to get some respect because I love this business. I wanted to understand the wrestling business more, the history of it and explore that. Why were people so pissed at me, what’s the big deal? I’ve been doing a documentary about it so that’s my angle on it, I am a filmmaker after all so I am trying to get more people into wrestling. I started to fall back into love with it through the LA scene here and it got me excited about it again.”
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