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David Arquette Took Part in a Pro Wrestling Deathmatch, Almost Died

Former WCW Heavyweight Champion David Arquette is hitting the pro wrestling circuit again despite the fact that I’m pretty sure letting him win the title is what killed the WCW in the first place. But this time Arquette’s match with Nick Gage didn’t kill indie promotion GCW, but it almost killed him.

Seriously, there’s a video of the match on YouTube and it is brutal.

Things went wrong there and Arquette cut his neck, clearly not intentionally. TheBlast reported he was back in the hospital for a neck injury on Tuesday.

Arquette tweeted about the match in very stark terms when footage showed up on the internet.

He’s a pretty funny guy for being David Arquette. I have to admit that wearing that Ric Flair crimson mask at an indie show for a handful of people gives me a lot more respect for him than I had when he was just some actor who showed up and won the WCW title by pinning Eric Bischoff, an announcer.

Arquette later gave a full statement about the match.

As some of you might have seen, last week I was injured in a wrestling death match. I wanted to make sure to address the photos and videos that have surfaced from the event, as this is not the type of wrestling you watch on TV. I knew it was violent and potentially bloody, but I truly did not know the extent of what I was participating in. However, I take responsibility for putting myself in that situation.

For the last six months I have been training and competing in indie matches around the country, as wrestling is a passion of mine. I want to state again that this is not traditional wrestling, and I have the utmost respect for that sport. I also want to apologize to the professional wrestling world for any negative attention this might have brought forth over the weekend, and I have zero plans to be involved in a match like this again.

I want to thank all of my fans, friends, and family for their love and support over the last few days. I am looking forward to getting back into the ring, under much different circumstances – in the near future. However my priority and full-time dedication will always be to acting and producing, and I look forward to sharing some of my exciting new projects in 2019.

You have to figure that something called a “death match” isn’t the safest thing to jump into at the last minute. But Arquette did it, and he came out the other side okay, just a little worse for wear. This is what people are going to talk about when they talk about his wrestling career now.

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