At AEW Double Or Nothing, Mike Tyson showed up as a babyface vigilante and helped Cody Rhodes defeat Lance Archer for the TNT Championship.
The following week on Dynamite, Iron Mike showed up with his entourage and confronted Chris Jericho‘s Inner Circle, thus marking his return to professional wrestling.
During the Monday Night Wars back in 1998, Tyson feuded with Stone Cold Steve Austin and helped WWE RAW narrow the ratings gap to WCW’s flagship TV show Nitro to the closest it had been since the two programmes had gone head-to-head.
However, this time, Tyson is in the AEW camp, which means it could be WWE that gets slain in the new decade.
On his Hall Of Fame podcast, Booker T opened up on Tyson’s involvement in the on-going WWE vs AEW war.
“My thing is this – Mike Tyson is back. I love it. I’m a huge Mike Tyson fan.”
“Angles are always shot in wrestling. Come on, man. To bring Mike in, that’s star power. There’s a war going on. The other side is looking, ‘Man they got Mike Tyson. They got Rashad Evans. They got Cejudo.’ I mean, Cejudo he’s not that big of a guy or anything like that but he’s a tough guy.”
“Vitor Belfort. I think the last time we saw him he was getting in a street fight and got knocked out.”
Mike Tyson has promised that he will be back on AEW Dynamite. It’s safe to say that Vince McMahon is having a hard time watching the very man who saved his company in 1998 working for the biggest rival promotion two decades later.
For what it’s worth, Tyson is planning to rip Chris Jericho apart and the latter has also hinted at a potential boxing/wrestling match with the legendary, undisputed boxing champion in the near future.