Mickey Rourke recently had the following to say to the Baltimore Sun concerning his original plans for a match at Wrestlemania 25:
"After I got done with the movie, I really started liking this sport a lot. And I believe it was through Vince’e people who said, ‘Would you like to come and do WrestleMania and wrestle?’ And Jericho’s name came up and I said, ‘Yeah, I want to do it.’ To be real honest with you, because I had left acting for six years to go back to professional fighting, my agents said it would be detrimental to my career. If I took time off at this point in my career and did the wrestling, I wouldn’t be taken seriously in the acting world again. I’ve always enjoyed sports a lot more than I have acting, but they just advised me not to do it. I was kind of disappointed."