The key to professional wrestling, according to David Arquette, is learning how to take a hit. Which is almost too perfect a metaphor for his wrestling career—a fighter who just can’t figure out how to go down smoothly. In 2000, Arquette first entered the ring as a publicity stunt to promote a buddy comedy called Ready to Rumble. Less than two weeks later, he found out he was booked to win the heavyweight championship, which he knew would irritate serious fans. Sure enough, ever since he thrust that WCW belt into the air, a pair of low-rise leather pants clinging to his waist and his bruised eyes glazed over in a stupefied grin, he’s been ridiculed by fans as one of the biggest punks wrestling has ever seen.
In reality, Arquette says, he had all the respect in the world for wrestling. And so, in an effort to redeem