David Arquette said his gruesome, bloody injury from Friday night’s wrestling “death match” was because of his “lack of experience.”
“Don’t try this at home,” the actor/producer wrote in a Twitter message on Monday.
Arquette climbed in the ring on Friday night at GCW’s Joey Janela’s L.A. Confidential with Combat Zone Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion Nick Gage, who hit him over the head with a light-bulb tube. The glass shattered, with a shard cutting into Arquette’s neck, which began to bleed profusely.
Photos and video of the violent, gory match quickly went viral. You can see it by clicking here.
Although Arquette has experience in the ring — he became the WCW World Heavyweight Champion in 2000 to promote his wrestling movie “Ready to Rumble” — he said he wasn’t prepared for how brutal the match would get.
“I knew it was violent and potentially bloody, but I truly did not know the extent of what I was participating in,” he wrote in a message posted to Twitter. “However, I take responsibility for putting myself in that situation.”
He went on to apologize to the “professional wrestling world for any negative attention this might have brought,” adding that although he looks forward to getting back in the ring, it will be “under much different circumstances.”
“I have zero plans to be involved in a match like this again.”
Read his entire message here:
The main reason I got injured was because of my lack of experience – don’t try this at home pic.twitter.com/icQK2wnQNc
— David Arquette (@DavidArquette) November 19, 2018