Did WWE want Mike Tyson in a match?

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by Simone Brugnoli
Did WWE want Mike Tyson in a match?

Throughout the history of WWE, Mike Tyson has been called to the rings several times by different pro-wrestling companies, two above all the McMahons' WWE and the Khan family's AEW. In WWE, Tyson was also a key figure at WrestleMania 14, when he punched Shawn Michaels in the face, immediately knocking him out.

Apparently, according to some insiders, WWE had a match in store for Tyson in the company's rings, which JR excluded, in the latest episode of his Grilling JR. The WWE Hall of Famer, who was a top executive at the time, in his role as talent relations executive, said: "The real thing that closes this whole story is that we have never considered the idea of making Mike fight.

You can't put a brutal athlete like him in without training him in a ring with a guy who pulls the company and has a bad neck. You just don't, it's a risk and an ominous scenario that's too disproportionate. Mike was never considered, at least as far as I know."

Mike Tyson was close to WWE

Returning to the present day, it seems that the current focus of Vince McMahon, after his return, is directed exclusively on the possible sale of WWE.

Vince McMahon returned to the company last month, but has so far stayed away from the creative side and is looking for buyers for WWE. According to the latest rumors, the Stamford federation could be sold within the first half of 2023.

Stephanie McMahon resigned to general amazement, while her husband Triple H remained at the head of the creative team. Shawn Michaels is taking care of the management of NXT, valuing young talents and always offering shows of the highest quality.

“Has the return of Vince McMahon impacted NXT? Absolutely not. Guess Vince's on to bigger fish. I don't ask many questions because I don't want to know the answer to some of them” – confessed HBK during a meeting with the media.

Bret Hart said that Vince McMahon did things out of "petty reasons" and that WWE spent more money on Mike Tyson the next year after he was let go: "Vince McMahon did what he did out of petty reasons. They screwed me out of a twenty-year contract.

They spent more money on Mike Tyson the next year, paying him for fifteen minutes of refereeing, as opposed to what they would have paid me for twenty years of work."

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