Is the WWE synching up with with Oscar nominee and The Wrestler star Mickey Rourke? According to Broadcasting and Cable, “The head of PR for WWE confirmed Monday that actor Mickey Rourke is planning to attend the company’s Wrestlemania 25, the 25th anniversary of Wrestlemania event in Houston in April…Sal Cataldi of Cataldi public relations, which does PR for WWE, he has confirmation from head of WWE PR Robert Zimmerman that Rourke is planning to be there.”
Insiders tell B&C that Rourke wouldn’t confirm the appearance until after the Oscars “for fear that his association would hurt his chances” of winning an award (Rourke lost out to Sean Penn).
The above video of Rourke and WWE wrestler Chris Jericho has all the makings of a “faux feud” leading up to the event. Let the speculation begin.