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01.29.2009

A little while ago on the SAG Awards red carpet, Mickey Rourke made a seemingly throw-away comment about how he was going to "wrestle some guy called Chris Jericho" at WWE's Wrestlemania in April." It should come as no surprise then that Jericho, himself one of the most celebrated professional wrestlers of all time, did not take too kindly about being "called out" by some washed up old actor with a face clearly made out of leather and presumably what is some kind of construction paper.

Jericho confronted Rourke on Larry King and you can check the video out ABOVE. I don't know how this plays to fans of WWE but for non-fans like me, this must be very, very awkward. All I keep thinking is Jericho knows that he wins because the guy who writes the script writes it that way, right? He wins because the other guys lets him. The other dude lies on his back while Jericho lies on top of him and then he is the champion. I know that him goading Rourke and saying he couldn't "live in his world" is all part of the act, and he does his thing, but man that is awkward to watch. It makes no sense whatsoever. He goes from "immaculate performance" and "I respect what you did in the movie" to "I don't have respect for you, I really don't" in literally five seconds.

To his credit though, Rourke doesn't go for the bait (probably because he is awesome) and takes the high-road. Today Defamer reported a message from his publicist:

"Mickey was very honored to be asked as he has the greatest respect for WWE however he will not be participating in Wrestle-Mania. He is focusing entirely on his acting career."
Extra Tidbit: Rourke had a short-lived career as a professional boxer.
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3:28PM on 01/30/2009
chris jericho is douche.

Mickey just smiles.
chris jericho is douche.

Mickey just smiles.
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10:19AM on 01/30/2009
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10:12AM on 01/30/2009
I don't exactly see what the problem is with wrestling being fake. It's the first thing people cry out when they want to talk down about wrestling or argue back with wrestling fans.

This isn't the 1970's or 60's or even the era before that. We all know wrestling is fake. Hell, they don't even try to hide it anymore most of the time in interviews outside of the ring.

Last I checked, we're posting on a movie site right now. Most movies are fake, but people still have the right to enjoy
I don't exactly see what the problem is with wrestling being fake. It's the first thing people cry out when they want to talk down about wrestling or argue back with wrestling fans.

This isn't the 1970's or 60's or even the era before that. We all know wrestling is fake. Hell, they don't even try to hide it anymore most of the time in interviews outside of the ring.

Last I checked, we're posting on a movie site right now. Most movies are fake, but people still have the right to enjoy them.
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10:08AM on 01/30/2009
Hey Joker, once again, youre full of it.

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this wasnt staged because it wasnt on television. Have you ever seen a wrestler fight on the street? Read Bret Harts book, theres been wrestlers who have almost killed people that tried to start crap with them, British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith busted a guys skull open for trying to fondle his wife.

So seriously, try and do some research if youre gonna try and argue.
Hey Joker, once again, youre full of it.

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this wasnt staged because it wasnt on television. Have you ever seen a wrestler fight on the street? Read Bret Harts book, theres been wrestlers who have almost killed people that tried to start crap with them, British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith busted a guys skull open for trying to fondle his wife.

So seriously, try and do some research if youre gonna try and argue.
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9:58AM on 01/30/2009

HA

"Check out my new fucking Haircut!" "MUSCLE MIIIIILK!!!"
"Check out my new fucking Haircut!" "MUSCLE MIIIIILK!!!"
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8:38AM on 01/30/2009
Hey,

MarkoftheWolves just like wrestling the Goldberg situation was fake. Wrestling is Fake dude wakeup. It's all staged. Yes they are athletes but most of those guys goes on the street in a real fight doesn't stand a chance. FAKE!!!
Hey,

MarkoftheWolves just like wrestling the Goldberg situation was fake. Wrestling is Fake dude wakeup. It's all staged. Yes they are athletes but most of those guys goes on the street in a real fight doesn't stand a chance. FAKE!!!
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12:31AM on 01/30/2009

JUST GETTING WARMED UP...

Argh...and just when I thought things were getting interesting. I understand how this may seem incredibly awkward to those who don't watch wrestling, but the people who do watch it understand Chris Jericho and why he's doing what he's doing. He's meant to play, as some put it, a 'tool'. He's the bad guy. I'm not sure how anyone could actually HATE wrestling. At some point in your life you've surely watched it, enjoyed it even, and then were too shy to admit it to anyone just 'cause 'it's
Argh...and just when I thought things were getting interesting. I understand how this may seem incredibly awkward to those who don't watch wrestling, but the people who do watch it understand Chris Jericho and why he's doing what he's doing. He's meant to play, as some put it, a 'tool'. He's the bad guy. I'm not sure how anyone could actually HATE wrestling. At some point in your life you've surely watched it, enjoyed it even, and then were too shy to admit it to anyone just 'cause 'it's staged'. Come on. American Idol has plants, is staged to a certain extent, Survivor, and practically every entertainment / 'reality' show on TV is a gimmick. That's entertainment. WWE just takes the 'staged' part up a dozen notches, hehe. I get it if people don't like wrestling and don't watch it, fine, but going all out with all that immense hatred is clearly fake. This goes to whoever went all beserker below, hehe.

I'm not sure if Rourke is really out or this is part of WWE's plan to throw the fans off guard. We'll see. And yes, Chris Jericho is one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time. An amazing entertainer and some songs from his band, Fozzy, are pretty damn good.
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11:59PM on 01/29/2009

haha

that was just as staged as the WWF...
that was just as staged as the WWF...
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11:15PM on 01/29/2009

Who'd win?

Since I'm pretty sure one way or another that's about it with the two and their little public rivalry, I'm interested in the outcome.

Not the wrestling outcome, cuz that one's already predetermined (ahem!). But since Rourke admitted he might take up Jericho and box him, only cuz it'd mean Jericho couldn't pull his wrestling moves. Who could take more hammering?
Since I'm pretty sure one way or another that's about it with the two and their little public rivalry, I'm interested in the outcome.

Not the wrestling outcome, cuz that one's already predetermined (ahem!). But since Rourke admitted he might take up Jericho and box him, only cuz it'd mean Jericho couldn't pull his wrestling moves. Who could take more hammering?
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10:33PM on 01/29/2009

Haha

I grew up watching wrestling and in their business they try to stay in character in the press. Jericho plays a heel, plays it well, and enjoys it. It was all in fun.
I grew up watching wrestling and in their business they try to stay in character in the press. Jericho plays a heel, plays it well, and enjoys it. It was all in fun.
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10:30PM on 01/29/2009
im pretty sure the match between the two is still gonna happen, if not, Rourke will interfere in Jerichos match at Wrestlemania and cause him to lose. WWE is just trying to fool everyone so they dont seem as predictable.
im pretty sure the match between the two is still gonna happen, if not, Rourke will interfere in Jerichos match at Wrestlemania and cause him to lose. WWE is just trying to fool everyone so they dont seem as predictable.
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9:29PM on 01/29/2009

WT fark?

Is it just me or is Jericho getting direction from someone during the interview to get Rourke to agree to a match of any kind for WM? Or to say something, anything to get him to make a decision on his own on live tv to use as a set up for a match.
Is it just me or is Jericho getting direction from someone during the interview to get Rourke to agree to a match of any kind for WM? Or to say something, anything to get him to make a decision on his own on live tv to use as a set up for a match.
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8:10PM on 01/29/2009

typo?

I think Larry King's people messed up when they put "Chris Jericho" on the screen instead of "complete tool"
I think Larry King's people messed up when they put "Chris Jericho" on the screen instead of "complete tool"
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7:32PM on 01/29/2009
You people saying that wrestling is a joke and so are the people in it are, in all honesty, complete morons and clearly have no idea what youre talking about. Jericho is one of the best technical wrestlers there is. In real life, a man by the name of Bill Goldberg, who was a wrestler at one time, as well as a football player, probably one of the strongest and most intense guys to get in the ring, grabbed Jericho by the throat and put and slammed him against a wall cuz they got in an argument.
You people saying that wrestling is a joke and so are the people in it are, in all honesty, complete morons and clearly have no idea what youre talking about. Jericho is one of the best technical wrestlers there is. In real life, a man by the name of Bill Goldberg, who was a wrestler at one time, as well as a football player, probably one of the strongest and most intense guys to get in the ring, grabbed Jericho by the throat and put and slammed him against a wall cuz they got in an argument. Goldberg is much bigger than Jericho. Jericho countered and put Goldberg in a wrestling hold on the ground, and Goldberg couldnt even budge an inch when trying to get out, and nearly passed out.

and this whole thing Jericho was doing on Larry King im sure wasnt real. Jericho is playing a cocky character in the WWE right now, which is just how he was acting on LK.

So seriously people, if you know nothing of the business, then just shut your mouths cuz you have no room to say anything.
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7:01PM on 01/29/2009
I hope Jericho is kidding or staged. I didn't know the WWE or WWF or whatever that crap is still existed. Wrestling is a joke and so are the people in it.

Rourke = Great actor
Jericho = NO TALENT BITCH!!!
I hope Jericho is kidding or staged. I didn't know the WWE or WWF or whatever that crap is still existed. Wrestling is a joke and so are the people in it.

Rourke = Great actor
Jericho = NO TALENT BITCH!!!
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7:00PM on 01/29/2009

RAM JAM!!!

As much as I'd like to see "The Ram" in a real arena in front of real fans, I'd much rather see Rourke bust up Tony Stark in Iron Man II
As much as I'd like to see "The Ram" in a real arena in front of real fans, I'd much rather see Rourke bust up Tony Stark in Iron Man II
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5:22PM on 01/29/2009
Jericho is annoying.
Jericho is annoying.
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4:56PM on 01/29/2009
i'm so glad i grew out of watching wrasslin...i used to watch WWF....started losing interest when the named changed in 2001
i'm so glad i grew out of watching wrasslin...i used to watch WWF....started losing interest when the named changed in 2001
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4:36PM on 01/29/2009

Good stuff

Hahaha...I'd love to see a brawl between Rourke and Jericho...It would really be cool to see Mickey beat the shit out of that irritating bitch.
Hahaha...I'd love to see a brawl between Rourke and Jericho...It would really be cool to see Mickey beat the shit out of that irritating bitch.
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4:26PM on 01/29/2009
That was brilliant!

I, like Phatmaster, am a WWE Fan and also believe Jericho vs. Rourke is on at Wrestlemania 25! But one question, why would this ruin Mickeys chances at an Oscar? The film is fantastic, shouldn't that be enough? Who cares if he has a wrestling match with Jericho at the biggest stage of them all in professional wrestling? Rourke's name is all over hollywood right now and having a wrestling match at Wrestlemania will only boost it further, and against the likes of Chris
That was brilliant!

I, like Phatmaster, am a WWE Fan and also believe Jericho vs. Rourke is on at Wrestlemania 25! But one question, why would this ruin Mickeys chances at an Oscar? The film is fantastic, shouldn't that be enough? Who cares if he has a wrestling match with Jericho at the biggest stage of them all in professional wrestling? Rourke's name is all over hollywood right now and having a wrestling match at Wrestlemania will only boost it further, and against the likes of Chris Jericho? It'll be fantastic to watch, hopefully Rourke's wrestling lessons will come in handy against the first ever Undisputed Champion in Wrestling History!

Also, Jericho was in his heel character when talking to Rourke. Both men were enjoying themselves on Larry King, you can just tell. I can't wait for their match at Wrestlemania and I can't wait for The Wrestler (yeah, still haven't seen it, but wanna).
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3:48PM on 01/29/2009

After the Oscars...

It'll go down. When I heard about this I thought Rourke was throwing his Oscar down the toilet by being involved with WWE. Guarantee after the Oscars are over, Rourke will once again be involved.
It'll go down. When I heard about this I thought Rourke was throwing his Oscar down the toilet by being involved with WWE. Guarantee after the Oscars are over, Rourke will once again be involved.
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2:44PM on 01/29/2009
I could care less as to whether or not this is real. Rourke's career is booming, so it doesn't really matter either way. I will say that if a real fight were to go down between Rourke and ANYONE, Rourke would probably win. In like 3 years of boxing he apparently never lost one fight. Granted, that was 15 years ago but the man is a beast.
I could care less as to whether or not this is real. Rourke's career is booming, so it doesn't really matter either way. I will say that if a real fight were to go down between Rourke and ANYONE, Rourke would probably win. In like 3 years of boxing he apparently never lost one fight. Granted, that was 15 years ago but the man is a beast.
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1:53PM on 01/29/2009
BULLSHIT!!!
we all know that right?
BULLSHIT!!!
we all know that right?
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1:47PM on 01/29/2009
I'm a WWE fan and I still think Rourke and Jericho will go down at WM25. The WWE likes to trick everyone, and make it seem as real as possible. Last year Floyd Mayweather literally broke Big Show's nose after a couple quick punches, and that led to a little something at WM24.

I think Rourke already agreed to doing WrestleMania, and everything since then has been an act. Why else would Rourke bring up Jericho out of the blue at the SAG awards?

Yeah his publicist said he's not doing it, but
I'm a WWE fan and I still think Rourke and Jericho will go down at WM25. The WWE likes to trick everyone, and make it seem as real as possible. Last year Floyd Mayweather literally broke Big Show's nose after a couple quick punches, and that led to a little something at WM24.

I think Rourke already agreed to doing WrestleMania, and everything since then has been an act. Why else would Rourke bring up Jericho out of the blue at the SAG awards?

Yeah his publicist said he's not doing it, but I still see that as a show. I'm willing to bet Jericho will do something to piss Rourke off, leading to a match at WM.
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1:45PM on 01/29/2009
*Double post*
*Double post*
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1:40PM on 01/29/2009
Some how I have to agree a little with jericho at least when it comes to some things. Being an actor is one thing but being a wrestler is another. An appearence at mania although fun for fans would not be in anyone's interests since mania as it is will already be packed with a lot of guys all wanting some tv time. Better to give better talented wrestlers some tv time instead of having a washed up actor try to be put over as a wrestler by another more experienced wrestler.
Some how I have to agree a little with jericho at least when it comes to some things. Being an actor is one thing but being a wrestler is another. An appearence at mania although fun for fans would not be in anyone's interests since mania as it is will already be packed with a lot of guys all wanting some tv time. Better to give better talented wrestlers some tv time instead of having a washed up actor try to be put over as a wrestler by another more experienced wrestler.
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1:29PM on 01/29/2009
Id like to see what Rourke could do to that pretty boys face in a bare knuckle match!
Id like to see what Rourke could do to that pretty boys face in a bare knuckle match!
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