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The Wrestler, Mickey Rourke

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Mickey Rourke's appearance on Wrestlemania 25 was a total knock out before it even began.

At the SAG Awards on Sunday, the Academy Award nominee for his role as Randy "The Ram" Robinson in The Wrestler told E! News he was planning to "do" the event. He even threatened WWE star Chris Jericho, saying, "You better get in shape because I'm coming after your ass."

But, sadly, the April 5 grapple in Houston is not to be.

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

Besides, the Golden Globe winner has a more prestigious match to concentrate on: his upcoming Oscar face-off with Sean Penn.