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Mike Tyson in wrestling return at AEW Double or Nothing

Mirror logo Mirror 6 days ago Neil Docking
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Mike Tyson has hinted at a boxing comeback but the former world heavyweight champion is first returning to the wrestling ring.

Iron Mike famously brawled with Steve Austin in WWE, ahead of WrestleMania 14, when he was the ring enforcer for the main event between 'Stone Cold' and Shawn Michaels.

He made such an impact on the world of professional wrestling in 1998 that he later became a member of Vince McMahon's WWE Hall of Fame.

Now he's linking up with WWE's rival company, All Elite Wrestling (AEW), for its Double or Nothing pay-per-view live on Saturday night.

Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, Lance Hoyt, Matt Hardy, Dean Ambrose, Mike Tyson, Luke Harper, Cody Rhodes posing for a photo: Mike Tyson will be part of AEW Double or Nothing II © AEW Mike Tyson will be part of AEW Double or Nothing II

The 53-year-old, who is reportedly considering boxing again having been filmed in superb shape, will present the winner of Cody Rhodes versus Lance Archer with the company's new TNT Championship.

Rhodes - who runs the American promotion behind the scenes as its executive vice president - told press Tyson was actually a "hardcore AEW fan".

He said: "Mike Tyson was actually somebody that we met as a company at Double or Nothing last year. Over the course of the year, we've come to respect him as a fan and he's a hardcore AEW fan.

"I'll say though, that was one of the last touches put on Double or Nothing in terms of who will be the one to present that championship. Someone with an element of prestige and that's what Mike is there to do Saturday night.

"He is there to hand the championship to Lance or myself and it's been fun to get to know Mike over the past year."

Mike Tyson, Rafael Cordeiro posing for the camera: Mike Tyson with trainer Rafael Cordeiro © Provided by Mirror Mike Tyson with trainer Rafael Cordeiro

The show also sees Jon Moxley defend the AEW World Championship against Brodie Lee.

And there will be a 10-man tag team spectacular pitting Matt Hardy and The Elite (Adam Page, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks versus The Inner Circle's Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Sammy Guevara, Santana and Ortiz.

Double or Nothing will be held at an undisclosed location at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Saturday night (1am on Sunday, May 24 in the UK).

A one-hour Kick-Off Show will start at 7pm ET/4pm PT (12am in the UK).

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