Former WCW wrestler on why the NWO gimmick made it tough on some wrestlers, why his character was canned shortly after it debuted, thoughts on David Arquette winning the WCW Title

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Nov 7, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Inside The Ropes Radio with Alex Wright
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On being in WCW during the NWO boom period: "It was not a great spot for guys who weren’t in an NWO angle. The other guys were forgotten a little bit. I didn’t want to be a part of the NWO. It didn’t seem the right fit for me. Too many old guys."

Why the Berlyn character was canned so quickly after his debut: "At that point, nobody backstage really knew what was going on in WCW. Nobody knew who was the boss, if they were gonna have a job in the next few weeks, backstage morale was the shits. Finally, when (Vince) Russo came in, he dropped every angle, every character that Eric Bischoff had created. He told me he didn’t like it. He said we’re gonna leave the gimmick.

On David Arquette winning the WCW Title being good publicity for the company: Bullshit. No, it damaged WCW. I mean if guys like (Hulk) Hogan, Sting, (Ric) Flair had wrestled these epic matches to win it and then you just give it to an actor? Nah, that’s bullshit. We lost a lot of fans from that.

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