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Courteney Cox ‘uncomfortable’ by David Arquette’s WCW wrestling stint


Courteney Cox was ”uncomfortable” by David Arquette’s move into wrestling.

The 49-year-old actor crossed over to the world of professional wrestling in 2000 and was crowned WCW’s heavyweight champion of the world, and his then-wife admitted she was confused by the sudden career move.

She said: ”I was on ‘Friends’, everything looked pretty good with our careers, then all of a sudden he wants to start wrestling, and I remember feeling embarrassed because there was nothing small about the way he embraced wrestling.”

David – who also has 16-year-old Coco with Courteney – admitted he’s done some things that have ”embarrassed” himself so he’s pushed himself even more.

He informed The Guardian newspaper: ‘‘At a certain point I realised I would put myself in positions to embarrass myself, so I would then beat myself up more. It’s like putting yourself in a deathmatch – why? It’s numbing yourself with pain.

”But I don’t want to keep making the same mistakes again.”

The ‘Spree’ star’s wife, Christina McLarty Arquette – with whom he has six-year-old Charlie and three-year-old Gus – admitted David’s love of wrestling ruined his acting career.

She said: ”His involvement in wrestling really hurt his career.”

Courteney and David – who split in 2010 – are set to reunite on screen in the upcoming ‘Scream 5’ but the actor insisted it won’t be any issues between each other.

He said: ”No, it’s been 10 years now, so there’s been a lot of healing.”

At the heart of the actor’s love of wrestling is the fact it reminds him of his late father Lewis and it’s a way to stay connected to him.

He stated: ”My dad used to take me to matches, and he was the voice of Superfly Jimmy Snuka [on Hulk Hogan’s cartoon, ‘Rock’n’Wrestling’]. He died when I was 29 and I really miss him.”

Brent Stephens
Brent is a content writer at Drew Reports News, where he covers technology and Entertainment. Previously, he was a foreign correspondent at Drew Reports News based in Seoul, South Korea as well as a venture capitalist with General Catalyst in Palo Alto and Charles River Ventures in Boston and New York. Brent can be reach at brent@drewreportsnews.com
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