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Brock Lesnar’s Former Asst. Coach Sides With Mike Tyson Over Recent Punch Saga on Plane

Published 04/23/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

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Former heavyweight boxing champion and legend Mike Tyson has paid his dues for his past violent behavior. The controversies he had because of his criminal actions always put rust on Iron Mike’s highly successful career and accolades. For the past few years, he has been a laid-back person just reflecting on his extraordinary career and life.

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But recently, ‘The Baddest Man on The Planet’ punched a person repeatedly on a plane. The man he assaulted was his fellow passenger on the flight to Florida. While mixed reactions are coming in with and without seeing the full story, WWE RAW star and former assistant manager of Brock Lesnar, Shelton Benjamin tweeted justifying Tyson’s action.


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The WWE star and former assistant coach of ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar, Shelton Benjamin, commented on the recent punch incident. Benjamin was also Lesnar’s friend and roommate, and they shared a good bond back in their OVW days. Benjamin has also spoken about how they helped each other out on multiple occasions.

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However, on Saturday, the RAW superstar tweeted supporting the action of Mike Tyson on the airplane. He wrote, “Am I the only one who thinks if you’re getting your ass whipped by today’s @MikeTyson, you probably asked for it.” Moreover, his tweet is based on the past years of the 55-year-old Hall of Famer, who has been trying to be spiritual and at peace, excluding his sordid past.

While any violent action is never to be justified, many boxers and fans also came in supporting Tyson, as he has been trying his best to stay out of controversy for the past years.

What exactly happened?

Mike Tyson has been a prominent and enigmatic icon in the history of combat sports. His sound ideas, practicality, and down-to-earth attitude always paradoxically co-existed with his ferocious behavior and issues with anger, drugs, etc. Most of them resulted from his tumultuous early life. Despite every controversy, including abuse convictions, the boxing phenom has been one of the greatest in the game.

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On Wednesday night, Tyson seemed to lose his cool on a JetBlue airplane from San Francisco to Florida. According to reports, a fellow passenger, along with his friend, who was sitting just behind Mike Tyson’s seat was constantly provoking him. The man didn’t stop annoying even after taking a selfie with the boxer and Tyson telling him to chill.


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Further, Mike Tyson got up and repeatedly punched the guy in the face. Nevertheless, the San Francisco police immediately took action and arranged medical care for the victim.

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Sreeda U M


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Sreeda U M is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. An enthusiastic journalist, Sreeda has earned her Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism. She has been zealously following WWE since her childhood, and her favorite wrestlers are The Four Horsewomen.
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