The 47-year-old star of the “Scream” movies, and part-time wrestler, competed in a hardcore, death match-style bout Friday night in Los Angeles, leaving the ring covered in his own blood from an apparent neck wound.

It happened during a promotional match for Game Changer Wrestling at Joey Janela’s LA Confidential. 

Arquette was facing off against wrestler Nick FN Gage.

The footage showed Arquette and Gage’s violent encounter, which included various weapons and stunts. 

Arquette could be seen in one clip dropping Gage onto folding chairs, while in another Gage attempted to scalp Arquette with a pizza cutter.


Arquette later tweeted that he had been “stitched up” and that, as it turns out, “Death Matches aren’t my thing.”

They really shouldn’t be anyone’s thing. But he did earn himself some respect in the process. 

Arquette said in an interview back in September that he has decided stage a comeback to the professional wrestling ring.

How much of this is real? Always hard to say when it comes to fake wrestling. Of course injuries do occur, but mostly you have to think it’s all smoke and mirrors. 

Like a great illusion. 

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