This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite got a major dose of star power when Mike Tyson appeared on the show, and Tyson shot an angle with Chris Jericho.
Chris Jericho and Mike Tyson certainly aren’t strangers, as the two previously teamed together on WWE programming to face DX. In the end Mike Tyson turned on Jericho and aligned himself with DX.
During a recent interview with ESPN Chris Jericho was asked if there was any concern about continuing a WWE angle in AEW, and he said it’s a Chris Jericho angle.
“It’s a WWE angle? It’s a Chris Jericho angle. I was there. I don’t just wash away my entire 19-year history with the WWE. That’s ludicrous. Anybody criticizing that this was a WWE angle and we brought it over here — this is my life. It’s my story. Tyson knocked out Chris Jericho. He didn’t knock out Chris Jericho and The Rock and Hulk Hogan and Triple H and Kurt Angle. He knocked me out. That’s my story. It’s like if I write a song and it’s a huge hit and I released it on Sony records and then I signed with Warner Bros. and rerecorded the song. It’s my song.”
When asked if the angle with Mike Tyson is meant to lead to a match, Jericho said ideas are being discussed.
“Obviously, the idea is to do something more. That’s the thought process, I think between both parties. What that is at this moment, we’re thinking and discussing. Look, Chris Jericho versus Mike Tyson in a wrestling match, in a street fight, in a boxing match, would be big. I’m not Mike Tyson. I’m not 1/1,000th of Mike Tyson, but I’ve been boxing for six years. I know how to box. I could win fights on my own against people of my skill level. So if that’s what he wants to do, that works too. Whatever he feels comfortable with, I can make it good. That’s what I do for a living. That’s what I’ve been doing for 30 years.”
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