Mike Tyson made his highly anticipated return to the ring on Wednesday night, but not in the way many fans expected. 👀
Near the end of All Elite Wrestling's Dynamite show on TNT, Tyson surprised viewers of the live event in Jacksonville, Florida by confronting wrestling legend Chris Jericho, who he betrayed 10 years ago during a WWE fight involving DX.
Though Tyson came with strong support in the form of UFC fighters Vitor Belfort and Henry Cejudo, that didn't stop Jericho from confronting Tyson with the revelation that he had been "dreaming of this moment" ever since the former world heavyweight champion boxer turned on him.
"You looked me in the eye and said I could trust you, and then you turned on me and you knocked me out!" Jericho said. Grabbing the mic, Tyson called him "a sucker" and claimed that he "deserved" the backstabbing.
After Tyson refused to apologize and shoved Jericho, pandemonium broke loose as the two fighters' crews went after one another with rage. As of Thursday afternoon, the replay had been viewed more than 1.2 million times on YouTube.
This latest stunt comes on the heels of rumors that Tyson, 53, is contemplating a return to professional fighting following a 15-year hiatus. It was recently reported that Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship was expected to offer him a contract worth more than $20 million.
Talks have been fueled by Tyson's physical transformation, which has left him looking more ripped than most 20 somethings.
There was also a video that went viral the other week in which Tyson can be seen throwing incredibly fierce punches in a training session.
"Felt that from here!" commented Martin Lawrence. True that.
While Tyson Fury, Tito Ortiz and Wanderlei Silva have all been approached about a potential fight in recent weeks, nothing has been scheduled yet.
A Tyson vs. Tyson showdown would be one for the books.