Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mickey Rourke at "Work"?

The latest word on Mickey Rourke's wrestling future comes from a spokesman who says that the actor will not take on Chris Jericho at this year's Wrestlemania. The new statement says that Rourke is entirely focused on his acting career -- but why would that exclude professional wrestling? I note that Rourke himself apparently can't be trusted to make this statement. Meanwhile, I wonder whether the whole news of yesterday was what wrestlers call a "work," but if it was, what was the point? For that matter, what if today's statement is a work? We could be getting into Andy Kaufman territory if everyone isn't careful. This story may not be over.

1 comment:

hobbyfan said...

Sammy, it's real simple. Rourke got caught up in the moment on the red carpet at the SAG awards the other night, and the whole thing took on a life of its own. I posted elswhere that I believe WWE took the bait and ran with it on Monday. Rourke's people realized that with the Oscars right around the corner (and people on the newsboards noted this), and talking about doing 'Mania might have damaged his Oscar chances, depending on when the votes were cast & collected, that is.