WWE icon Chris Jericho has revealed how terrified he was when permitting former boxer Mike Tyson to knock him out.
The “Baddest Man on the Planet” shot to stardom within the 80s as he turned the youngest heavyweight champion ever on the age of simply 20.
Nevertheless, “Iron Mike” has additionally forayed into the WWE world on a number of events and is a member of the corporate’s Corridor of Fame.
He memorably began with a showdown with Stone Chilly Steve Austin again in 1998.
Tyson ventured again into wrestling 12 years later as visitor host of Monday Night time Uncooked.
And he ended up delivering a brutal punch to Jericho – with Y2J lately opening up on how terrified he was on the complete expertise.
The wrestling star and boxing icon got here to blows once more on AEW’s Dynamite in Might after Jericho demanded an apology for the incident a decade in the past.
The pair now look set to battle contained in the squared-circle after months of coaching from Tyson in an effort to put together for his combating comeback.
Talking to the Las Vegas Assessment-Journal, the present AEW famous person stated: “The second earlier than he swung at me, I advised him, ‘Simply wait till I put my arms up within the air, and swing.’
“Time stood nonetheless. I’m the craziest man on the planet proper now, as a result of I’m ready for Iron Mike Tyson to take a swing at me.
“I believed ‘I’m going to let him do it. Hopefully, he’s going to do it the right means. However what if he’s mad? What if he misses?’”
Tyson, happily for the wrestling icon, expertly delivered the blow however Jericho says he nonetheless felt the consequences.
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Y2J stated: “He barely grazed me, however I felt a wind go by my face.
“That’s how briskly he swung. It was like a ‘Swoosh!’ Who swings that onerous and leaves a vapour path?!
“He was so quick and so highly effective. I couldn’t think about how highly effective he was 20 years earlier.”
Jericho is named among the finest performers ever to grace the wrestling ring and is definitely one of many best on the mic.
And as he continues to play the cocky heel character in AEW to today, he insists he’s now fearless after his shut encounter with Tyson.
He added: “Nothing might ever scare me ever once more, after standing face-to-face with Mike Tyson, understanding he’s going to swing at me, and giving him 100 per cent belief he’s not going to knock me out and kill me.”