Jeff Wilen of the Daytona Beach News-Journal has also received an official statement from TNA Wrestling reacting to “The Wrestler” movie starring Mickey Rourke. TNA’s statement reads:

“We’re happy to see professional wrestling in the mainstream spotlight through the movie ‘The Wrestler.’ Mickey Rourke’s performance is nothing short of sensational; Mickey Rourke is the movie. His portrayal of an over-the-hill wrestler struggling to find his own meaning in life has already been talked about as Oscar-worthy, and rightfully so.”

To read WWE’s statement, click here.