Boxing legend Mike Tyson makes surprise appearance in AEW wrestling ring
Mike Tyson is back in a ring. If you had pro wrestling ring in your Zoom office pool, you win the pony.
The former heavyweight boxing champ, recently seen looking devastating in a boxing training session, confronted AEW frontman Chris Jericho at the end of the company’s weekly “Dynamite” TV show, surrounded by a group of top MMA stars, including recently retired UFC bantamweight champ Henry Cejudo, UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans and MMA legend Vitor Belfort.
It was Tyson’s second appearance with AEW in a week. Tyson was part of the TNT championship match between Cody Rhodes and Lance Archer, on hand to present the championship belt to the winner of the matchup, ultimately, Rhodes.
The storyline developing around Tyson and Jericho seems to portend some sort of match eventually coming between the two, though it might be more likely that Tyson, as part of the story, will recruit a pro wrestler stand-in to match against Jericho, a former AEW and WWE champ.
Tyson, 53, has been rumored in recent weeks to be considering a return to boxing, and the publicity rub from the exposure on AEW TV won’t hurt in terms of getting his name and face back out in front of combat sports fans as a prelude.
Story by Chris Graham