Mike Tyson’s proposed return to the world of wrestling has proved short-lived after the boxing star unexpectedly pulled out of his show with Ric Flair.
‘Iron’ Mike Tyson made his first foray into the world of pro wrestling that he has loved since he was a youngster in 1998. Tyson was famously confronted by Stone Cold Steve Austin on an episode of Monday Night Raw, much to the chagrin of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
This led to Tyson joining Austin’s WrestleMania 14 opponent Shawn Michaels in DX but ‘Iron’ Mike turned the tables as he was the one who counted the pinfall on The Grandest Stage Of Them All to ensure Austin became WWE Champion for the very first time.
In recent years, Mike Tyson has been seen in AEW where he presented Cody Rhodes with the inaugural TNT Championship at 2020’s Double Or Nothing. Tyson later was involved in an on-screen confrontation with Chris Jericho and his Inner Circle before making up with the star after Jericho’s group shed their villainous ways.
It looked like Mike Tyson was heading back to the pro wrestling world after being announced as a participant at The Roast of Ric Flair which will take place at Starrcast.
However, now that doesn’t look like it will be the case with TMZ reporting that Tyson’s representative told them:
“Due to unforeseen circumstances Mike will not be participating in the roast.”
Ric Flair is the headline act at Starrcast this July as he will also compete in his final ever match at the age of 73 years old.
Starrcast runs over SummerSlam weekend in Nashville, Tennessee and the lineup for the convention includes many shows and stars fans won’t want to miss. Inside The Ropes’ Kenny McIntosh will be part of the festivities as he sits down with Bret Hart for a special 30 Years Later panel focussing on The Hitman’s iconic SummerSlam 1992 match against The British Bulldog.