'The Wrestler' Photos Are the Second Saddest Wrestler Photos I've Seen Today

August 12, 2008

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Bad Taste has some new shots from The Wrestler, Darren Aronofsky's film about a retired pro wrestler who returns to the ring despite the risks to his health. Star Mickey Rourke's wretched mug is one of the most depressing things I've ever seen, but I still get the sense the face of an old wrestler could be more pathetic. For example, let me present Ultimate Warrior's website. See, Mickey? Undying sincerity is so, so much sadder, particularly when paired with a triumphant score juxtaposing all the lost dignity in the visuals. It's almost enough to make you cry, until you find out the Ultimate Warrior legally changed his name to Warrior, giving his kids the Warrior surname. Then you laugh.

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