Jim Ross on Mike Tyson RAW appearance

"So, Mike was never considered, at least to my knowledge, that look in some meeting somewhere through the rpocess was it ever mentioned?"

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Jim Ross on Mike Tyson RAW appearance

Jim Ross in his Grilling JR talked about Mike Tyson being on Raw and whether he could have guessed how big a moment it would be; “I didn’t go that far with it because I wasn’t sure and we didn’t have a lot of momentum, which I’m big on the momentum.

We didn’t have a great deal of it stored in a closet ready to break out and use. We were all very, very hopeful. The investment was significant in his fee and he’s high maintenance and we knew that going in. I think that’s why Vince, I think Vince kind of seemingly maybe unofficially assigned Shane McMahon to be the babysitter.

I remember one time I was in a meeting with Vince and Shane came in and Mike wanted a motorcycle. Vince being the old promoter that he is didn’t want anything to stand in the way of Mike’s happiness and productivity.

So, buy him a — motorcycle and that’s what they did”. - he said, as quoted by pwmania.com

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Was there any consideration of Mike Tyson wrestling; “I think the idea is the bottom line is that we never considered Mike to wrestle.

You’re not going to put an untrained brute in the ring with a guy that you’re counting on to lead the company who has a bad neck. You’re just not going to do it. It’s a risk reward scenario that’s out of proportion.

So, Mike was never considered, at least to my knowledge, that look in some meeting somewhere through the rpocess was it ever mentioned? I’m sure it was. Why wouldn’t it be? But, I think the bottom line was that we wanted Mike to bring light to this Shawn Michaels match at WrestleMania at 14 and move on from there”.

Shawn Michaels was a man that Vince gave a lot of freedom. “Well, Shawn Michaels had Vince’s ear so Shawn had a free ticket to do pretty much anything he wanted because he was such a good salesman for his own stuff that he could convince you that this is a good idea.

But, if anybody else in the roster had come to us with something along those same lines it would have never made television. Shawn was a special case in that regard and Vince let him roll with his instincts probably as much as anybody that we know, that we could talk about”.

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