WWE.com posted an interesting article today with Stone Cold Steve Austin interviewing actor and former WCW Champion David Arquette. Arquette’s WCW title reign is considered by many to be the epitome of the company’s ineptitude during its final days.
As if David Arquette being interviewed on WWE.com isn’t strange enough, Stone Cold actually mentions TNA Wrestling in one of his questions. Austin asked Arquette:
“Knowing wrestling like you do, being in WCW for a little bit and now seeing the business today with really only WWE around — you’ve got some stuff in TNA but no major stars — who is your favorite guy going right now?”
It is very rare that WWE mentions rival promotion TNA Wrestling in any way.
Despite what Stone Cold says about TNA, their weekly television show iMPACT! draws ratings that are comparable to ECW on Sci-Fi. As far as TNA having no major stars, Austin seems to have a short memory. He dropped the WWE Championship to TNA’s top star Kurt Angle at Unforgiven 2001.
UPDATE: WWE.com has removed the reference to TNA. Austin’s question now reads: “Knowing wrestling like you do, being in WCW for a little bit and now seeing the business today with really only WWE around, who is your favorite guy going right now?”