Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
David Arquette, an actor with no pro wrestling experience, captured the WCW title back in the early 2000. It was a controversial moment, a desperate attempt by a failing promotion to get viewers and news headlines. Arquette equally came out of it badly, shunned by actors and wrestlers alike. Now, 19 years later he (whose career has faltered since scream) wants to redeem himself in the ring and make a final run at being a pro wrestler. And this documentary is the story of that – from back yard brawls and street wrestling in Mexico through to a return to a mainstream (ish) USA run, the highs and the lows. And, to be honest, it’s pretty captivating stuff. Arquette and his family give a very honest look at his successes and failing’s across his career and the documentary is far more captivating than you would expect, regardless of how you feel about either Arquette himself or for wrestling. May not be for everyone but it’s an interesting story regardless of your pre conceptions.
Best Bit: It’s a super honest look at Arquette
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: You Cannot Kill David Arquette, GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, Fighting with My Family