Chris Jericho Reveals Moment He Feared Knockout Punch By Mike Tyson
Chris Jericho has explained how afraid he was of taking a punch from Mike Tyson when the pair worked together in WWE back in 2010.
Mike Tyson went into the boxing hall of fame in 2011 but it's not the only hall of fame he's been inducted into as WWE placed Iron Mike into their celebrity wing just one year later.
The most dangerous man in the world is best known for his involvement at WrestleMania XIV, when he was the special enforcer for the main event, but he also took part in a match in 2010.
Tyson teamed up with Jericho against Triple H and Shawn Michaels, who he worked with in 1998, on a Monday Night Raw show. Speaking recently the AEW star explained how worried he was about taking a punch from Tyson.
"The moment before he swung at me, I told him, 'Just wait until I put my hands up in the air, and swing," the former WWE superstar told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
"Time stood still. I am the craziest man on the planet right now, because I'm waiting for Iron Mike Tyson to take a swing at me.
"I thought 'I'm going to let him do it. Hopefully, he's going to do it the proper way. But what if he's mad? What if he misses?'"
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The 'Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla' was glad when the former two time boxing world heavyweight champion got it right though, "He barely grazed me, but I felt a wind go by my face. That's how fast he swung. It was like a 'Swoosh!' Who swings that hard and leaves a vapour trail?!
"He was so fast and so powerful. I couldn't imagine how powerful he was 20 years earlier."
And the 49-year-old former AEW champ also believes nothing can scare him again after facing Iron Mike, "Nothing could ever scare me ever again, after standing face-to-face with Mike Tyson, knowing he's going to swing at me, and giving him 100 per cent trust he's not going to knock me out and kill me."
12 years after his first WWE performance and five years after he'd belatedly retired from boxing, Tyson proved he still had perfect timing and technique, even if the point this time was to not make proper contact.