LOS ANGELES – Mickey Rourke will make it to WrestleMania 25 after all, a WWE rep confirmed to Access Hollywood on Wednesday.
In January, the “Wrestler” star told Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell on the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards red carpet that he would be stepping into the ring at the April 5 event.
“The boys from the WWE called me and asked me to do it,” Rourke said at the time. “I said, ‘I want to.’ I’m talking with [WWE legend] Rowdy Roddy Piper about it.”
However, a rep for the star announced days later that Rourke would not be participating.
But now, with Rourke’s appearance back on, wrestler Chris Jericho hinted on this week’s “Monday Night RAW” that Mickey be might doing more than just watching the show.
“You say you’re going to be at Mania, I’m going to buy you a front row seat, because I want you to see up close and personal what’s going to happen to all your friends,” Jericho said after issuing a challenge to wrestling legends Jimmy Snuka, Roddy Piper and Ricky Steamboat. “And unlike your movie ‘The Wrester,’ the ending of this isn’t going to be ambiguous. It’s going to be tragic.”
Rourke won the SAG Award for Best Actor for his performance as Randy “The Ram” Robinson in “The Wrestler” and was nominated for an Academy Award for the film.