Reported by Adam Martin of
On Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 3:09 AM EST

Jeff Wilen of the Daytona Beach News-Journal has issued a statement from WWE in what is the company's reaction to "The Wrestler" movie starring Mickey Rourke. WWE's statement reads:

"While 'The Wrestler' is a very engaging movie, it portrays how wrestling was conducted in some independent wrestling circuits, unlike WWE, which is a global brand with millions of fans."

As reported on Monday, the word making the rounds was that Vince McMahon hated the movie after he was given a private screening by director Darren Aronofsky.