David Arquette's wrestling comeback took an ugly turn Friday when he participated in a so-called "death match" that left him bloodied and clutching an open wound, Fox News reports.
The 47-year-old Scream actor faced off against Nick Gage at the Hi Hat bar in Los Angeles, where they battled with chairs and light tubes in an apparent free-for-all that Indiewire calls "ultraviolent" and TMZ dubs "brutal." At one point Gage breaks a light tube over Arquette's head, forcing the actor to grab a bloody neck wound.
Yet the fight continues as Gage stomps Arquette, Arquette hits Gage with a chair, and Gage pins Arquette for a three-count. Match over.
As Arquette tweeted afterward, "Death Matches aren't my thing." The former star of wrestling-themed flick Ready to Rumble, Arquette has wrestled competitively before and even became WCW World Heavyweight Champion in 2000.
Friday night was part of his wrestling return: "I literally feel like I'm Rocky, I mean like I’m in the gym sweating like crazy going to the gym every day for hours, you know, getting it so I don't get winded so easily and putting on muscle [and] losing a bunch of weight, so it's all about training, it's all about determination, it's all about, you know, believing in yourself," he told Fox News in September.
(A WWE star broke character for an emotional live reveal.)
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