— We reported earlier this week that “The Wrestler” star Mickey Rourke had signed on for Sylvester Stallone’s new movie “The Expendables.” It appears Rourke has an even bigger role on his plate, as HollywoodReporter.com reports that Rourke is in talks to co-star in the upcoming Ironman sequel. Rourke would play a tattooed Russian heavy named Ivan who becomes “Whiplash”, a villain with deadly, technologically enhanced coils. The project begins shooting in New York this spring and is currently slated for a May 7, 2010 release.
— Former TNA and Ring of Honor star Low Ki wrestled at last night’s Florida Championship Wrestling TV taping in Tampa, Florida, pinning Trent Baretta with his “Warrior’s Way” finisher. Low Ki has been rumored to be WWE bound for several months and he dropped the New Japan Pro Wrestling IWGP Junior Heavyweight title last weeekend.
— WWE dominated this week’s Billboard Top Ten Recreational Sports DVD chart, with Edge’s new “Decade of Decadence” set debuting at number one. Here’s the list from Billboard.com:
1. WWE: Edge: A Decade Of Decadence
2. MLB: 2008 World Series: Philadelphia Phillies Vs. Tampa Bay Rays
3. The Perfect Season: The 2008 Phillies Video Yearbook
4. WWE: Survivor Series 2008
5. WWE: The Twisted, Disturbed Life Of Kane
6. WWE: The History Of The Intercontinental Championship
7. WWE: Hell In A Cell
8. WWE: Viva La Raza: The Legacy Of Eddie Guerrero
9. WWE: The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment
10. WWE: The Best Of Raw: 15th Anniversary 1993-2008
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