On the latest episode of his Saturday Night Special talk show, AEW Superstar Chris Jericho made the announcement that he was originally meant to go to war with Mike Tyson at AEW All Out 2020.
The match was meant to be set-up by the pair’s face-off and resultant brawl on AEW Dynamite in May, where the former AEW World Heavyweight Champion demanded that the boxer apologise for knocking him out all the way back in 2010.
As Chris Jericho explained on his show, the company simply could not get plans put in place in time for one of their biggest shows of the entire year.
Instead of what would have been a massive draw for curiosity purposes, the company went with fan favourite Orange Cassidy and extended his enmity with Jericho which saw the pair compete in a Mimosa Mayhem Match which the legend revealed was meant to be the duo’s second bout.
“Originally, I was supposed to work with Mike Tyson at the September pay-per-view, All Out II, and we just couldn’t get it done in time. The second match I had with Orange Cassidy was originally going to be the Mimosa Mayhem Match, but we moved it to the rubber match position.”
While Chris Jericho vs. Mike Tyson would have been a spectacle in some respects, the pair do have history inside a ring dating back to Chris Jericho’s time in WWE as previously alluded to.
On the January 11, 2010, WWE Monday Night Raw, Jericho teamed with ‘Iron’ Mike to take on then WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Shawn Michaels and Triple H. The bout ended in disaster for ‘Y2J’ when Tyson knocked him out and united with the reformed D-Generation X.
Credit for quotes: Chris Jericho’s Saturday Night Special
Credit for transcription: Wrestling Inc.