Over the past few months, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) wrestler Chris Jericho has repeatedly hinted that he feels more than ready to take on boxing legend Mike Tyson in a wrestling match. During his "Saturday Night Special" show Chris Jericho was asked about his recent face-to-face with Iron Mike and the wrestler explained that a fight between the two of them is in the works.
The latest on Chris Jericho and his "feud" with Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson and Chris Jericho had a tough fight on an episode of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Dynamite in May, a confrontation that led to new rumors of a big match between the two of them.
Speaking during the show, the Canadian wrestler also explained the reason for the delay of this meeting in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), a reason linked to Tyson's recent return to the world of boxing. This is what he had to say.
"He will have a boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. on September 12th," opened up Jericho. "Initially, I was supposed to challenge him on September 5th, but this challenge reduced the chances. But I understand that there is a lot of money at stake, and so that's okay.
I'm not going anywhere, we have another PPV in November and we'll see what happens." Jericho also said, "I'm ready to kick his butt at any moment. I am not afraid of him and I tell you how I could tell him at any time "Nothing is official about a match between the two, but November appears to be the most likely date to see the fight between the AEW wrestler and Mike Tyson."
In a recent interview also on Saturday Night Special, The Painmaker revealed what he wants to do after retiring from wrestling. "I don't want to be an executive or executive vice president, or even be a writer," Chris Jericho said.
"I would like to continue as a commentator and consultant for young talent. Of course, in addition to collaborating in this way, I will go on tour with Fozzy. This is the best thing I can do, I want to go on tour until I'm 77, just like the Stones.
Also I would continue to do shows like the Saturday Night Special and Talk Is Jericho, in the end you can still do many interesting things, even after retirement."