The 81st Annual Academy Awards will be airing tonight on ABC at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. CT). The attention of the wrestling world will be on Mickey Rourke who is up for Best Lead Actor for his role in “The Wrestler” as Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson. Marisa Tomei is also up for Best Supporting Actress as well. It will be interesting to see how things progress with Rourke and WWE as the company heads into WrestleMania 25. Rourke had originally agreed to take part in a match at WrestleMania, but was then advised not to do so by his management so close to the Oscars.

Either way, we will have full coverage later tonight.

Austen Allen sent this in: Not exactly wrestling related apart from the title, but I came across this story on IMDB from Slate.com about the resurgence of Mickey Rourke entitled ‘Captain Charisma’,thought it was kind of funny considering Christian just made his return. Here’s a link to the article: http://www.slate.com/id/2211592/