– Darren Aronofsky, director of The Wrestler, told The Tufts Daily that WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper broke down crying in actor Mickey Rourke’s arms after watching the flick at a screening. “His character is really an amalgamation of lots of different characters,” Aronofsky said regarding Rourke’s character. “The sad thing is the more of these guys we met, the more clichés we ran into, as so many of their lives ended up a similar way. Even the guys who kept it together and have a family, etc. – they all had similar stories and all knew someone who was going through a similar thing and dealing with the physical damage that had been done to them. It was great; the other night, Rowdy Roddy Piper showed up at a screening and he loved it. He broke down and cried in Mickey’s arms, so he was psyched that this story was finally told.”
– At last night’s Great Lakes Championship wrestling event, Kevin Nash wrestled BG James. Following the encounter, it was announced that Nash and Scott Hall would be wrestling James and Billy Gunn at the March 21st event in Waukesha, WI. This will be the first time The Outsiders have wrestled The New Age Outlaws. Recently released WWE star Armando Estrada also appeared on last night’s indy show.