Chris Jericho is a true veteran in the professional wrestling world, having been a part of it for over thirty years now. He is also familiar with quite a few celebrities who have been part of pro wrestling and that includes Mike Tyson. Now it appears he and Tyson almost had a cinematic New York Street Fight in AEW.

AEW has featured the appearance of Mike Tyson and he has proven to be a great draw for the most part. All of his appearances involved Chris Jericho and fans enjoyed his segments as well.

In May 2020, Mike Tyson showed up in AEW to confront Chris Jericho and The Inner Circle. Tyson had the likes of UFC fighters Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, Henry Cejudo, and more by his side during his confrontation with Jericho.

While speaking on the AEW-some podcast, Chris Jericho revealed that he and Mike Tyson were negotiating a cinematic New York Street Fight and the deal was almost done, but it didn’t happen in the end.


“Mike Tyson and I almost had a cinematic match. We were this close to doing it, Tyson vs. Jericho in a New York Street Fight, but we couldn’t make it happen. We really were deep in negotiations too. We were going to do it in New York in an alley, like an alley fight, basically. Think ‘They Live’ with Tyson and Jericho, that’s what I had in mind.”

Chris Jericho and Mike Tyson would eventually end up aligned on AEW television as Tyson returned a year later in April 2021 to help Jericho against The Pinnacle. Regardless, fans wonder how the cinematic match would have turned out.

What’s your opinion on this story? Did you want to see Chris Jericho vs Mike Tyson in AEW? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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