Mickey Rourke wants to wrestle Chris Jericho, smooches on Evan Rachel Wood at SAG Awards
Now that his Hollywood comeback is all but complete, is Mickey Rourke set to sabotage it? Our pals at tbt*'s SportsTalk say that Rourke, who has earned an Oscar nomination for his turn as Randy "The Ram" Robinson in The Wrestler, told E! News during an a red carpet interview before Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild awards that he will appear at WrestleMania 25 in Houston on April 5.
Rourke, 56, even hinted that he will get in the ring: "I had some dialogue with (WWE chairman) Vince McMahon and (wrestlers) Rick Flair, Roddy Piper and all the rest of them and they’ve been really supportive."
Insiders say that, unlike the wrestlers themselves (such as Mick Foley), McMahon hated the film. Still, when there’s money and publicity to be had, McMahon is a master. Which leads us back to Rourke, who told E! that he has a WWE opponent in mind: "Chris Jericho, you better get in shape, because I’m coming after your ass." Mickey, didn't you learn anything from your boxing career? Did you take too many shots to the head?
Meanwhile, Rourke has been been getting a lot of attention from the ladies lately. While he was spied locking tongues with Bai Ling recently (which really isn't all that impressive), a whole new set of daddy issues comes to light with his latest rumored fling.
Fox News says he's been getting friendly with his 21-year-old costar from The Wrestler, Evan Rachel Wood. You'll recall her as the girl who broke up Marilyn Manson (19 years older than she) and Dita von Teese. She's now upgraded to a 35-year age difference is seems, since the two were seen kissing outside a part at the Four Seasons after the SAG Awards on Sunday.
What makes it extra gross is that Wood played Rourke's daughter in the movie. Sounds like they both should be wrestling with whether or not this is a good idea.
[Photo: The pair already were plenty friendly at the movies Venice premiere in September. Getty Images]