Boxing Legend Mike Tyson Shocks Fans With His Promo Skills on AEW Dynamite

Published 04/15/2021, 2:19 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Former champion Mike Tyson poses on the red carpet during the Box Fan Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)


‘Iron’ Mike Tyson made his return to AEW last week and saved long-time nemesis, Chris Jericho, from The Pinnacle’s ambush. This year, Tony Khan scheduled him to be the special guest enforcer for a one-on-one match between Dax Harwood and the ‘Demo God.

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Mike Tyson and MJF interact in backstage segment

Ahead of the match between Dax Harwood of The Pinnacle and Chris Jericho, Mike Tyson met The Pinnacle’s leader, MJF, backstage. Tyson was cutting a promo, and that’s when MJF interrupted him.

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He heaped praise on Tyson and then talked his way to Tyson turn on Jericho later in the match.

MJF added they say keep your friends close and enemies closer. He persuaded Tyson to turn on Jericho, his long-time rival. But Mike Tyson had no interest in what MJF was saying.

Instead, the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ was just waiting for MJF to make a wrong move so he could pounce on him.

MJF gave it his all to persuade Tyson, but ‘Iron‘ seemed unfazed. MJF used the final trick in his bag. He pulled out a blank check and asked Tyson to think hard about it.

Tyson took the check, tore it, and then chewed it out, sending a loud and clear message to MJF and The Pinnacle that he wasn’t a snitch.

It was a fun segment between MJF and Mike Tyson. Maxwell looked like a million bucks as a heel in front of ‘Iron’ Mike, and his heel dynamics shined brightly with Tyson as the babyface.

However, Tyson sounded like a render from the Grand Theft Auto games whenever he spoke. Not that it was bad; it’s just that we’re not used to Tyson cutting promos.

 

 

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Tyson made sure he kept up to his official status in the match between Jericho and Harwood. Following the match, ‘Iron’ Mike officially joined The Inner Circle as an ancillary member. Now, that’s awesome. We’re excited to see where this heads.

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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