Mike Tyson made an appearance on AEW television and it was received well by fans. He teased a feud with Chris Jericho. There were plans for him to face off against Jericho in a match, but those were cancelled owing to him preparing for his match against Roy Jones Jr. The match will be an exhibition match where there will be no winners.
During Talk Is Jericho, Chris Jericho talked about Mike Tyson. He is dubious whether AEW will have any plans with Tyson at this point. Jericho revealed he originally pitched a boxing match against Tyson. He had taken punches before and was prepared to take punches from Tyson.
“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.’”
Tony Khan recently revealed that he is talking to individuals no one knows about as of yet. With 2021 coming soon, we will have to see whether they will manage to have a program with Mike Tyson.