Rourke won't rumble in Houston

January 28, 2009 6:48:30 PM PST
Mickey Rourke won't be rumbling with WWE superstar Chris Jericho in Houston after all. [SIGN UP: Get entertainment news sent to you]

The Oscar-nominated actor's spokeswoman, Paula Woods, told The Associated Press on Wednesday night that Rourke is not going to be wrestling at Wrestlemania 25 in April.

Woods wrote in an e-mail that Rourke was "very honored to be asked as he has the greatest respect for WWE." But "he will not be participating in Wrestlemania. He is focusing entirely on his acting career."

Rourke portrays professional wrestler Randy the Ram in the acclaimed movie "The Wrestler." He made a surprise announcement about the wrestling event Sunday night on the red carpet before the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

Rourke had said he was going to toss Jericho "around the ring like tossed salad."

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