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Kevin Nash: Arquette’s WCW Title Run Worse Than Finger Poke of Doom

One big thing: Kevin Nash forgot David Arquette’s WCW Championship reign

Kevin Nash, former WCW World Heavyweight Champion, recently admitted on his “Kliq This” podcast that he completely forgot about David Arquette’s controversial WCW World Championship reign in 2000.

Why it matters

• Arquette’s title reign is often cited as a contributing factor to WCW’s decline
• Nash’s comments highlight the lasting impact of controversial booking decisions in wrestling

By the numbers

• Arquette’s reign lasted 12 days
• WCW folded less than a year after Arquette’s title win

Key details

• Nash called Arquette’s reign worse than the infamous “Finger Poke of Doom” incident
• He questioned Eric Bischoff’s claim that all involved were on board with the decision
• Nash cited Diamond Dallas Page’s negative reaction as evidence of backstage dissent

What they’re saying

Nash on Arquette’s title reign: “It’s turn-the-channel heat… ‘turn-the-channel-and-never-come back’ heat.”

The big picture

Nash’s comments reignite debate about WCW’s controversial booking decisions in its final years. The Arquette title reign remains a polarizing topic in wrestling circles, often used as an example of prioritizing mainstream attention over wrestling credibility.

What’s next

As wrestling companies continue to seek mainstream attention, Nash’s remarks serve as a cautionary tale about the potential long-term consequences of short-term publicity stunts.

Do you think David Arquette’s WCW Championship reign was truly worse than the Finger Poke of Doom? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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