David Arquette On New WWE Title Design, His Run As WCW Champion, NXT Stars Throwing Out First Pitch At Baseball Game

Bill Pritchard

wwe raw reactionDavid Arquette On New WWE Title Design

Actor and former WCW Champion David Arquette took part in an exclusive interview with WWE.com to talk about the new WWE World Heavyweight Championship design, winning the WCW title himself, and much more.

Arquette initially reacted surprised (in character) by the redesign and said the former WCW belt was part of wrestling heritage, including his now infamous title win. You can read a few excerpts below:

David Arquette On New WWE Title Design Replacing The “Big Gold Belt”:

It’s a changing of the times. You always gotta update your bling, obviously. But it’ll come back when WWE relaunches WCW as its own thing, right? Is that the idea?

Alright, I’m gonna call it now. In 10 years, it’ll be like the throwback jerseys that people wear. There’ll be throwback belts comin’ out. It’ll be awesome. They say they’re retiring it, but I have a feeling it’ll come back in the future.

His memories of carrying the WCW title:

Oh man. In all honesty, my memory was that I won the title and they were like, “Here, you’re in charge of it now.” And I was like, “What do you mean? You can’t give this to me. I’m supposed to travel with this and check it?” And they were like, “No, don’t check it. That’s a carry-on, brother.” I asked what would happen if I lose it? And they said, “You can’t lose it. You cannot lose this.”

After I lost it, I had to give it back, obviously. I had it for about two weeks and gave it back, but I was bummed. I at least thought they’d give me one to keep or something! A couple months after, Goldberg sent me one, but it said “Goldberg” on it, so I popped that off and had an “Arquette” plaque made and put it on there.

For more with Arquette and his thoughts on winning the WCW Championship, watching wrestling a kid and more, click here.

NXT Stars Throwing First Pitch

WWE NXT Champion Adrian Neville and Superstar Corey Graves will be appearing at tonight’s Port St. Lucie Mets game at Tradition Field.

Neville and Graves will be throwing out ceremonial first pitch during game two of a doubleheader, scheduled because of a make-up date from July.  Game one starts at 4:00 pm, but the NXT stars will start signing autographs starting at 5pm during an intermission.

Availability is limited and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.  For more ticket and schedule information, click here.

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