On AEW Rampage Friday night, All Elite Wrestling made the announcement that Mike Tyson will be making an appearance on on the live airing next week, taking place in Atlantic City.
This won’t be the first time that Tyson has been on AEW TV, previously being featured on an edition of Dynamite during the COVID-19 pandemic. During Tyson’s time on the promotion’s programming, him and his entourage were got into a fight with Chris Jericho and his Inner Circle stable.
Mike Tyson Is All Elite
At the current moment, Mike Tyson is promoted to be a guest commentator on next week’s AEW Rampage, however, speculation is already swirling from fans that Mike Tyson might get into some kind of physicality. It was recently reported that Tony Khan and All Elite Wrestling wanted to make their Rampage show a “high priority” again, and this is another sign that the company is moving in that direction.
Mike Tyson returns next week. #AEWRampagepic.twitter.com/ieYiQaZGgm
— Wrestling News (@WrestlingNewsCo) October 29, 2022
With the report about AEW Rampage being a high priority, it was company commentator Jim Ross who would reveal that intel on his “Grilling JR” podcast.
“Rampage is a high priority right now within the confines of AEW. We want to make this Friday night show good and build a loyal audience and I think we’re going to do that. I really do. I enjoy the opportunity. I did the show with Excalibur and Schiavone and I love it. Just loved it. We had so much fun. When you cut your roster of announcers down to three, everything becomes more manageable. You’re not driving in so much traffic. That was the goal there.”
Mike Tyson has also made two appearances before with sports entertainment giant, WWE. In 1998, he would appear as an unofficial member of D-Generation X, and in 2010, Tyson would make an appearance on Monday Night Raw, where he would once again reveal himself to be a member of DX.