Monday, January 26, 2009

Mickey Rourke to wrestle Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 25?

Mickey Rourke "called out" WWE wrestler Chris Jericho on the Red Carpet at the SAG Awards. Rourke, who plays Randy "The Ram" Robinson in the film, The Wrestler, said he would appear at WrestleMania, the company's flagship pay-per-view event. On WWE's Monday Night Raw earlier tonight, Jericho grabbed a mic and bashed Rourke in a promo, laying the groundwork for the match at WM25.

This is a great idea by Vince McMahon, WWE owner, to ride the popularity and critical acclaim of the movie. But it will also dumb down the meaning of the movie, which is the struggle of professional wrestlers past their prime and the tragic things that happen to them. That, too, is probably McMahon's goal because he, after all, is the most powerful man in the business and is responsible for those things, in many people's eyes.

1 comment:

Keith said...

Nice job by McMahon to get this Oscar nominee on Wrestlemania.