Mickey Rourke hit the mat before his "WrestleMania 25" match even started.

At the SAG Awards on Sunday, the Academy Award nominee (he played Randy "the Ram" Robinson in "The Wrestler") made a big to-do to reporters about how he was planning to be in the upcoming wrestling event. 43228837 preview Mickey Rourke bows out of WrestleMania! Smart move

But now the match, set for April 5 in Houston, will not happen, according to E!

Why? Well, it sounds to me as if someone talked some sense into Mr. Rourke.

"Mickey was very honored to be asked, as he has the greatest respect for WWE. However, he will not be participating in WrestleMania," says the actor’s official rep, Paula Woods, in a released statement. "He is focusing entirely on his acting career."

Let’s reinforce that: FOCUS ON YOUR ACTING CAREER!

You need to save your strength, Mickey. You already have the biggest match of your life coming up.

For your career’s sake, you need to KO your Oscar opponent, Sean Penn.

C’mon, take him down!

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Photos: WireImage, top left. Fox Searchlight, right.


Posted by:Elizabeth Snead