In the days leading to his first time hosting "Saturday Night Live," John Cena talks about the similarities between "SNL" and WWE, his longtime goal of being a host and what's expected of everyone who steps on stage.12/09/2016 - 15:30
Watch the WWE Performance Center's newest recruit from Brazil, black-belt judoka Taynara Melo de Carvalho, work out with fellow countrymen Cesar Bononi and Adrian Jaoude.12/07/2016 - 13:30
Launch your favorite Superstars into the Mattel Crash Cage, as featured on NXT TakeOver: Toronto.12/09/2016 - 10:15
A Superstar doesn't have to be a Superstar to show up on WWE TV. See Seth Rollins, Bobby Roode and more when they were on the cusp of the big time.12/08/2016 - 17:15
Oney Lorcan, Wesley Blake and Ember Moon swing for the fences before NXT's Live Event in Canberra, Australia, taking the field with players from the Australian Baseball League's Canberra Cavalry.12/08/2016 - 14:15
See what the social media world was saying about the WWE World Champion's unfortunate tights tear at WWE TLC.12/08/2016 - 15:00
"Wrestler" indeed 'Mania bound
The buzz grew to a deafening pitch recently as the relationship between Mickey Rourke and WWE has become the subject of a great deal of speculation: Is the star of the critically-acclaimed film "The Wrestler" participating in the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania or isn't he? Will the actor, who won a Golden Globe for his performance, be in attendance or not?
Much of the conjecture began following Rourke's appearance on CNN's Larry King Live Tuesday night. Before Chris Jericho dropped by via satellite and exchanged words with the actor, Rourke told the cable interviewer that he had "tremendous respect" for WWE's Superstars and would like to attend the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania in Houston on April 5. "I want to do anything I can," said Rourke, "to support those guys."
Shortly after Jericho interrupted the star's appearance on Larry King Live, a publicist for Rourke, an Oscar nominee for his role as Randy "The Ram" Robinson, wrote an e-mail to the media that stated he "will not be participating in WrestleMania. He is focusing entirely on his acting career."
As conjecture continues to swirl, WWE.com has learned that while Rourke will not be participating in the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania in Houston on April 5, WWE has, in fact, invited the actor to the event and looks forward to his attendance -- as a guest of the company.
When asked to clarify Rourke's relationship with WWE, WWE Officials said that they looked forward to the actor being present at WrestleMania.
"We are pleased that Mickey Rourke will be in attendance at WrestleMania to support the WWE Superstars who support him and the film in which he stars, The Wrestler," WWE Officials explained.