If I were writing for the WWF I would have written Arquette's appearance EXACTLY as it occured. It was HILARIOUS that he, even as a "REAL" former champ got no mention. After all, he's just a FAN like you and I...
BTW... I have to mention this everytime I post about Arquette: The ONLY WCW show I ever attended was on April 26, 2000 in Syracuse, NY. 'Nuff said.
Mayhem 1999? Hell, dude, you should count yourself lucky, being able to see the final three matches of the World Title tournament. And seeing Bret win the WCW World Title for the first time.
According to my records, Arquette's title win happened on April 25, not April 26-- but I understand exactly what you mean, and you have my condolences.
The only WCW show I ever attended was the Nitro in which Scott Hall won the U.S. Title in a four-way ladder match also involving Bret, Sid and Goldberg. It was a cool show, although the only time I got to see Benoit was during an ultra-short match with Madusa.
I then saw the RAW in which Austin won his sixth World Heavyweight Title from Kurt Angle.
“I didn't say it would be easy, Neo. I just said it would be the truth.”
While we're on this one, the greatest show I ever saw was Wrestlemania X-Seven, although it was also far and away the most expensive ($107 sawmill dollars for floor seats; $6 beer; and $25 to get into Axxess).
You smell that? Do you smell that? ...Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
I got to see "Rock this is your life" LIVE and boy was it fun. Mick Foley and the Rock were just gold when they were together. My only PPV has been Summerslam 2000, where I got to see Benoit beat Jericho for the IC title, the first TLC match, UT ripoff Kane's mask (stupid part of the show, they were busy making Kane heel to try and fit him in Big Show's spot after he was sent home for being overweight) and Kurt Angle get a concussion from a mishap on the table. I could've seen this year's Survivor Series, but decided to save my money.
The only WCW show I ever went to was the 9-21-98 Nitro. Some lowlights:
The Four Horsemen, having just reformed with Deano Machino a week prior, confront Eric Bischoff in the ring - but they don't kill him.
Raven & Kanyon break a Villano's neck.
Fatass Goldberg marks stand on their fucking chairs with signs the whole show, so all I could see of Kidman's match was the shooting star press.
I get on camera during the Finlay/Darsow match. I also get yelled at by a security guard during that same match. My "TONY SCHIAVONE SUCKS" sign gets confiscated. 3 rows up, "WHO BOOKED THIS CRAP?" stays for the whole show.
Stevie Ray/The Giant vs. Nash/Luger ends up being a non-match. Kevin Nash apologizes to the city of Boston on the ad break. I'm not too sad.
The War-yr kidnaps the Booty Disciple with no name, and brainwashes him into joining the OWN. After the show goes off the air, the Disciple cleans house on the nWo. In a bizarre moment, the entire FleetCenter, all at once, lets out an unenthused "Eh."
The audience was 10 times louder in the subway home than they were for the entire show, chanting "RAW IS WAR!" and "ECW!" and for some reason unbeknownst to me, "YANKEES SUCK!". Makes me glad I hate baseball.
"I am made from the dust of the stars, and the oceans flow in my veins"
As I was checking out the tale of the tape for the Cena/Benoit match last night this hit me. They had to fill up Cena's side w/all sorts of bullshit like PHD in Thuganomics because he's never held a title.