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Since: 8.10.03
From: Columbia MO

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
Saw this on prowrestling.net

http://www.prowrestling.net/artman/publish/WWE/article1004366.shtml

Well, this would be interesting.
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Since: 2.1.02
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.32
Read it and weep, fella


    Originally posted by EW.com
    At last night's SAG Awards, Mickey Rourke, star of The Wrestler, told Access Hollywood that he's set to participate in the WWE's Wrestlemania 25, which will take place in Houston on April 5. "The boys from the WWE called me and asked me to do it," Rourke told Access Hollywood. "I said, I want to. Im talking with [WWE wrestler] Rowdy Roddy Piper about it." The actor also hinted at a potential opponent by saying, "Chris Jericho, you better get in shape. Because Im coming after your ass."
(Emphasis added by me)

Way to blow the surprise, dude. I'm with some of the comments posted after the article and Jason Powell: This is wonderful exposure for WWE, but probably not what Mickey Rourke needs right now.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.31

Should he have had to keep it a secret until after the Oscar ceremony?

I don't know if that would have left until hype time before WM.



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Since: 16.4.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.25
Godspeed, men of the 2nd Bn, 127th Infantry, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, Wisconsin Army National Guard! Victory in Iraq!

Apparently the two of 'em did some work setting up the match on "Larry King Live" last night.

(Recap here. Video here: Parts 1, 2 and 3.)

(edited by The Thrill on 28.1.09 1550)









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Since: 4.11.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.73
Well, according to SI.com, the whole thing is off.

Click Here (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)

I'm wondering what changed his mind?



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.50
    Originally posted by The King of Keith
    I'm wondering what changed his mind?


Publicist's SAG Awards hangover finally lifted, and he figured Rourke would rather have an Oscar than a 'Mania payday. You only get one, you know.

(edited by Brian P. Dermody on 29.1.09 0115)


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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.40
Maybe he got an acting gig.



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No way does the Academy give the trophy to a guy associated with the WWE. At least not this year.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.34

I think it's a work until the Oscars are over.



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No way does the Academy give the trophy to a guy associated with the WWE. At least not this year.

I've seen this sentiment quite a bit throughout various commentaries, but I don't get it. It's Mickey Rourke! Association with wrestling, given his history, is hardly high on his list of debauchery

Everyone knows the guy's a flake (like Penn ain't) but his performance, plus the Hollywood love for a comeback story, should tilt the scales in his favor. Rourke with a live microphone is a different story

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.89
If that's actually true, and not just a swerve to prevent his Oscar chances from getting screwed up, then I'm betting the decision was made by his handlers, not Mickey Rourke. I can't see that guy giving a crap about whether or not Hollywood thinks he's slumming.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.31
Rourke will wait till Summer Slam.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.92
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b81334_no_wwe_rumble_rourke.html

Now updated with a quote from Mr. McMahon himself:

"I am pleased that Mickey Rourke will be in attendance at WrestleMania to support the WWE Superstars who support him and the film in which he stars, The Wrestler."

And perhaps, the potential Best Actor of 2008 Oscar-winner will join A Very Special Club.

If you ask me, and you didn't, the match is on. But until the Oscars are over, Rourke is just "making an appearance."
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Since: 4.9.02
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.78
Work. Totally the evolution of Kaufman/Lawler.




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