During the episode of Dynamite last night it was announced that "Iron" Mike Tyson will appear in 'Double or Nothing', PPV scheduled for May 23rd, to present the TNT Championship. To contend for the brand new title of the Company will be Cody Rhodes and Lance Archer, who arrived respectively in the final of the tournament.
The famous world boxing champion is not new to the world of wrestling: many will remember his appearances in WWF in 1998, his role as referee in the main event of WrestleMania 14 and other appearances in WWE, including that in the role of guest host in a 2010 episode of Raw.
But that's not all, because "The Baddest Man On The Planet" was also introduced by Triple H and Shawn Michaels in the 2012 Hall of Fame. Tyson's "debut" in AEW therefore puts an end to speculation that it should have been Sting to introduce the title to the PPV, but apparently it will not be so despite the WCW icon is no longer under contract with WWE.
The big announcement was commented this way by Cody Rhodes on Twitter: "It was a privilege for me to compete in this tournament and it will be an honor to finish it. The king of PPV, the baddest man on earth, Iron Mike Tyson will present the TNT Championship" - he wrote.
'Double or Nothing' was originally scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The venue, however, canceled all events up through May 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AEW subsequently announced that the PPV would still proceed as planned but from an undisclosed location.