The Wrestler Goes to Wrestlemania: Mickey Rourke eyeing guest appearance on WWE

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Rourke’s Oscar-nominated turn in Darren Aronofsky’s festival hit has spurred other offers, but the actor said he was into the idea of a guest appearance at WWE’s Wrestlemania. "The boys from the WWE called me and asked me to do it,” he told Access Hollywood. “I said, ‘I want to.’ I’m talking with Rowdy Roddy Piper about it.”

The movie includes queasy and often brutal scenes of the aftermath of wrestling matches, though it's never quite an indictment. For that matter, the far glossier interplay at Wrestlemania would probably require less of a physical commitment than the movie did.

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