Last week, it was announced that boxing legend Mike Tyson would be returning to All Elite Wrestling as part of AEW Rampage on November 4th. This marks the fifth time the boxer has worked with the company, first appearing at Double or Nothing in 2020. Tyson is being brought in for the episode that emanates from Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, the venue where the legendary boxer first began fighting in 1987.
Though his previous appearances for the company involved him presenting title belts or confronting talent, Mike Tyson will be trying his hand at a new role on November 4th when he joins the commentary team for the broadcast.
Mike Tyson Calls It An “Honor” To Return To All Elite Wrestling
Ahead of his AEW Rampage commentary debut, Mike Tyson issued a statement to AEW, saying that he grew up a wrestling fan and that it’s always exciting to return to Atlantic City.
“It’s always good to return to Atlantic City. I grew up as a wrestling fan so to be a special guest commentator for AEW this Friday is an honor. You never know what to expect when I’m a special guest so tune in.”
AEW President Tony Khan also commented on Tyson’s upcoming appearance, hyping up the fact that fans will see a different side of Iron Mike on commentary.
“We love having Mike Tyson on our shows and now fans will get a chance to see a different side of Mike in AEW as he steps into our commentary booth for the first time alongside the incredible team of Jim Ross, Excalibur and Tony Schiavone. I’m excited for everyone in Atlantic City, and for those watching on TNT and around the world, to see what Mike has in store for us. AEW is firing on all cylinders right now and adding Iron Mike to the mix elevates everyone’s game even further.”
Mike Tyson has also made two appearances before with AEW’s rival 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.