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Mickey Rourke out of Wrestlemania: Agent
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HOUSTON - A spokeswoman for actor Mickey Rourke says he won't be taking his role as a professional wrestler into a real-life ring at Wrestlemania 25 after all.

Paula Woods says Rourke will not wrestle WWE superstar Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania 25 in April at Houston's Reliant Stadium.

Woods wrote in an e-mail that the Oscar-nominated actor will not be participating in Wrestlemania. He is, she said, focusing on his acting career.

Rourke and Jericho recently appeared on CNN's Larry King Live talking about the acclaimed movie The Wrestler, in which Rourke portrays professional wrestler Randy the Ram.

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."

-- SLAM! Wrestling, with files from Canoe wire services and Jam! Showbiz

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