David Arquette Declares ‘Wrestling’s Not Fake’ in ‘You Cannot Kill David Arquette’

Actor, father, loser, genius, wrestler, touts the promotional trailer for You Cannot Kill David Arquette. Yep — wrestler. For fans who may not have realized that David Arquette dabbled in the sport of professional wrestling, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what we know about the Arquette-centered documentary so far.

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David Arquette leaped from acting to wrestling

Media buffs will recognize Arquette from his numerous film and television roles, including the big-screen horror franchise, Scream. But it may be surprising to some fans that Arquette was once a legit wrestler.

Based on what we’ve learned from the trailer, You Cannot Kill David Arquette will take viewers on a trip down memory lane, to a time when Arquette did a stint in World Championship Wrestling. The documentary will then pick up with the entertainer as he re-enters the pro wrestling world after being away for almost two decades. The ups, the downs, and the adverse implications that wrestling had on his acting career are all topics that You Cannot Kill David Arquette will dive into.

David Arquette once won the World Championship Wrestling belt

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The trailer reminds fans that Arquette actually won the World Championship Wrestling belt in 2000. But, as Deadline notes, Arquette experienced criticism from peers and fans.

“David Arquette as the wrestler sucks,” barbs a fan of the sport in the trailer.

Another fan jabs, “I don’t give a sh*t about David Arquette.”

Almost 20 years after winning the title, the film will document the actor’s return to the ring. And the trailer teases a high-profile match between Arquette and wrestling icon, Ken Anderson. The rivals will face the moment of truth in an arena of 10,000 spectators, not to mention the countless TV screens across the world that will be streaming the documentary.

‘Wrestling’s not fake,’ says the actor — here’s why

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“I’m just kinda sick of being a joke,” declares Arquette in his quest for redemption and acceptance in the wrestling community. The trailer dangles some juicy story elements for fans to chew on, including health concerns, intense training, and very dramatic spray tans.

After a particularly bruised and bloody sequence, Arquette affirms, “Wrestling’s not fake guys. Wrestling’s not fake.”

‘You Cannot Kill David Arquette’ drops summer 2020

Fans can look forward to seeing some of Arquette’s famous pals and family members in You Cannot Kill David Arquette. Arquette’s movie star siblings, Patricia Arquette, Rosanna Arquette, and Richmond Arquette pop up in the doc. Plus, Arquette’s ex-wife and Scream co-star Courteney Cox appears along with their daughter, Coco Arquette. And his current wife, Christina McLarty Arquette, graces the screen.

Notably, the late actor Luke Perry and his eldest son, wrestler Jack Perry, show up in the film. And of course, a slew of wrestling superstars, including Ric Flair, Dallas Page, Eric Bischoff, and Tyrus mix it up on screen.

You Cannot Kill David Arquette premieres on digital platforms and on-demand on Aug. 28. And folks with local drive-in theaters can catch a showing of the doc as soon as Aug. 21.

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