Nick Gage has discussed the unusual gift he received seemingly in lieu of cash after footage of him was used by David Arquette in his documentary.
Gage faced Arquette as the most unlikely WCW Champion in history returned to wrestling in 2018. Arquette challenged Gage for the GCW World Title at Joey Janela’s LA Confidential in November of that year.
Cameras were there filming for Arquette’s documentary You Cannot Kill David Arquette and what happened during the match with Gage became one of that film’s key talking points.
The two men met in a death match which suited Nick Gage, with Arquette getting cut in a planned spot. However, immediately something was very apparently wrong and Arquette clamped his hand to his neck to stem the flow of blood. The incident made headlines in the wrestling world and beyond, with Arquette going to the hospital and then thankfully recovering.
Speaking in an interview with Chris Van Vliet, the GCW Champion explained that he never received any cash for appearing in the documentary:
“He has called my house a couple of times where he used the footage for the documentary. I asked for some money and he told me he didn’t give out money for documentaries. He kept calling and his wife called [who produced the documentary]. I’m like when are you going to pay me? You used my footage and will make money from the documentary. Instead of money, they sent me a king-sized mattress. It’s a little weird. I’ve still not opened it to this day.”
Nick Gage was recently featured in an episode of season three of Dark Side Of The Ring. Gage’s tumultuous life took a turn when he was jailed for his part in a bank robbery in 2011.
Gage was also recently confronted by AEW star and the IWGP United States Champion Jon Moxley after a title defence at a GCW event. The two men were reported to have brawled down the street for fifteen minutes.