ROURKE RINGSIDE AT WRESTLEMANIA
STAMFORD, CONN., April 3, 2009 – World Wrestling Entertainment® and Mickey Rourke announced that he will attend the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania this Sunday, April 5th at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Rourke will be present to support Ric “Nature Boy” Flair, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat, his WWE Hall of Fame friends, as they face off against WWE Superstar Chris Jericho.
The rivalry with Rourke began when Rourke challenged Jericho to a WrestleMania match live from the red carpet of the SAG Awards, a statement he later retracted when confronted by Jericho on “Larry King Live.” Now that Rourke is attending the annual pop cultural extravaganza, Jericho will not only be looking to defeat the Legends, but also to show Rourke the difference between being a movie actor and a real WWE Superstar.
Will Mickey stand fast with his friends? You never know what is going to happen at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania.
Rourke won the Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, and Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor for his performance as Randy “The Ram” Robinson in ‘The Wrestler’ and will be available for interviews at WrestleMania 25.
Media Contacts: Justine Sacco
Investor Contact: Michael Weitz, 203-352-8642
Trademarks: All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, copyrights and logos are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the conditions of the markets for live events, broadcast television, cable television, pay-per-view, Internet, feature films, entertainment, professional sports, and licensed merchandise; acceptance of the Company's brands, media and merchandise within those markets; uncertainties relating to litigation; risks associated with producing live events both domestically and internationally; uncertainties associated with international markets; risks relating to maintaining and renewing key agreements, including television distribution agreements; and other risks and factors set forth from time to time in Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results could differ materially from those currently expected or anticipated. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, our dividend is based on a number of factors, including our liquidity and historical and projected cash flow, strategic plan, our financial results and condition, contractual and legal restrictions on the payment of dividends and such other factors as our board of directors may consider relevant.