This weekend at Wrestlemania 25, whatever that is, Chris Jericho called out Mickey Rourke, who then stepped into the ring and “knocked him out” with a “left hook.” I guess now that the (FAILed) Oscar campaign is over, Rourke’s been given free rein by his publicists to “you know what, do whatever you want, Mickster.”

Sorry in advance for the low quality of this video (via ONTD) UPDATE: better video, (via Vulture):

Acting! This is seriously some Charlie Kaufman shit is what this is. I mean, I know we’ve been talking about the possibility of this happening for awhile, but to actually see it! Imagine Kenny Powers throwing out the first pitch at an actual baseball game. I’m not sure how many people in the Wrestlemania audience actually saw The Wrestler, because if they had, I feel like there would be a lot less mindless cheering/booing going on, and a lot more gentle weeping and careful consideration of the unknowable paths that life can take. Life imitates :( .

Comments (13)
  1. Speaking of “Armed and Fabulous,” guess who watched the entirety of Miss Congeniality followed by Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (both of which I’ve seen before) yesterday afternoon. There really is no excuse, so I won’t provide one.

  2. Who’s Charlie Kaufman?

  3. OMG SO FAKE

  4. Chris Jericho wheres shorts now? Thats cool. Remember when he was Lionheart— anybody, anybody?

  5. I’ll fess up,I’m a Jericholic.btw,that “beans” pic is very handsome.

    Ricky Steamboat stole the show last night,but Mr.Rourke gets style points for rockin’ that Lorenzo Lamas “Renegade”-inspired outfit.

  6. Is it unhip to still think wrestling is cool?

  7. funnywrestlers  |   Posted on Apr 6th, 2009 +2

    you mean andy kaufman, right?

  8. Actually, Mickey wasn’t allowed to wrestle for reals because he’s playing the villain in Iron Man 2 which just started filming today.

  9. That’s because Mickey Rouke is a gentleman and is fighting for the honor of the girl Jericho punched. Wait…what? Wrestling is fake. Oh then never mind then, Mickey Rouke is just see how quickly he can ruin a promising career for the second time. Maybe he should have had the Marlboro Man in his corner to speed up the process of going back to relative obscurity.

  10. At first I thought you meant Andy Kaufman, then I realized you were talking about Being John Malkovich. You had me confused for a good while though.

  11. This is kind of sad. He may need more plastic surgery after this.

  12. timmy the dying boy  |   Posted on Apr 6th, 2009 +1

    We have just witnessed the end of Mickey Rourke’s career.

  13. Justin  |   Posted on Apr 7th, 2009 0

    Wrestling is fake? Wow, it seems that the real morons are the non-fans who feel like they have to point out the obvious every time wrestling is mentioned. Hate to tell you people, but every show you watch on TV is scripted like wrestling, including the “real” ones.

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