Mike Tyson made an appearance on AEW television and it was certainly a hit with fans. There were plans for him to compete in a match, but those were scrapped due to him preparing for his match against Roy Jones Jr.
During Talk Is Jericho, Chris Jericho talked about Mike Tyson. He does not know if AEW will have any plans with Tyson in the future. Jericho revealed he initially pulled for a boxing match against Tyson. He had taken punches before and was prepared to take them again.
“Earlier this year, when we had the little confrontation with Tyson, which may or may still happen. Who knows really, but they said, ‘Mike really wants to do something. What would you be up to?’ I said, ‘whatever. Let’s do a match.’ You want to do a boxing match? I’ll box Mike Tyson. How bad can I get beat up by Mike Tyson that’s worse than taking stiff shots from all these guys that I’ve been beaten up by over the years?”
“You can hit me and I’m fine. I’ll be fine, and I remember when Big Show had that with Floyd Mayweather. He told me Mayweather hit him and Mayweather broke his nose. And Show was like, ‘I’ve had my nose broken by less.’”
We will have to see whether Tyson will be involved in an AEW program next year.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.