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Mike Tyson left Chris Jericho ‘terrified’ after throwing a punch at him on Monday Night Raw, the WWE legend recalled

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WWE icon Chris Jericho has revealed how terrified he was when allowing former boxer Mike Tyson to knock him out.

The “Baddest Man on the Planet” shot to stardom in the 80s as he became the youngest heavyweight champion ever at the age of just 20.

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Chris Jericho has revealed what it is was to be KO’d by Mike TysonCredit: WWE

However, “Iron Mike” has also forayed into the WWE world on several occasions and is a member of the company’s Hall of Fame.

He memorably started with a showdown with Stone Cold Steve Austin back in 1998.

Tyson ventured back into wrestling 12 years later as guest host of Monday Night Raw.

And he ended up delivering a brutal punch to Jericho – with Y2J recently opening up on how terrified he was at the whole experience.

The wrestling star and boxing icon came to blows again on AEW’s Dynamite in May after Jericho demanded an apology for the incident a decade ago.

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Mike Tyson shoved Chris Jericho at AEW Dynamite
 Tyson ripped his shirt off after confronting Jericho

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Tyson ripped his shirt off after confronting Jericho

The pair now look set to battle inside the squared-circle after months of training from Tyson in order to prepare for his fighting comeback.

Speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the current AEW superstar said: “The moment before he swung at me, I told him, ‘Just wait until I put my hands up in the air, and swing.’

“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?’”

Tyson, fortunately for the wrestling icon, expertly delivered the blow but Jericho says he still felt the effects.

Y2J said: “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.”

Jericho is known as one of the best performers ever to grace the wrestling ring and is easily one of the greatest on the mic.

And as he continues to play the cocky heel character in AEW to this day, he insists he is now fearless after his close encounter with Tyson.

He added: “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.”

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Jack Wilshere reveals La Liga transfer could be on cards and insists ‘I’m not too young for MLS’ after West Ham axe

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JACK WILSHERE fancies a move to LaLiga and says he’s ‘not too young for the MLS’.

The former Arsenal midfielder is on the hunt for a club after he ‘had to get out’ of West Ham.

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Wilshere, 28, and the Hammers mutually agreed to cancel his London Stadium contract earlier this month.

It was believed to be worth around £100,000-a-week.

Injuries limited the ex-England international to just 19 appearances for West Ham.

However, he claimed he was fit and ready for selection for his last nine months at the Irons – suggesting he was simply not picked by David Moyes.

Wilshere has no hard feelings towards his boyhood club now he has left and thinks the Spanish game would suit his style.

He told Sky Sports: “I’ve been speaking to my agent every couple of days.

“There’s been a few things that have come up and we’re still talking about it, but I’m not going to put a time on it because I want to make sure it’s right.

“LaLiga, Italy or Germany would be a nice change for me. Not many English players have done it.

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“I always watch LaLiga, it was always something I thought about. I like the league, I think it’s more technical than the English game.

“I think it’s somewhere I could really show what I can do.”

Wilshere has also been linked with a move stateside to the MLS.

And he has been keeping himself fit with personal training sessions in a park.

He added: “I don’t think I’m too young for the MLS. It’s on Sky Sports, I think there’s been a big improvement in that league.

“If the right opportunity came up I’d be open to it.”

Wilshere had been at the London Stadium since 2018 when he moved on a free after his Arsenal contract expired.



He featured in just one game for the East London side this campaign – the 5-1 win against Hull in the Carabao Cup on September 22.

And despite the disappointing way his West Ham career turned out, most fans wished him well on his departure and Wilshere is glad he’s moved on.

He explained: “I was probably getting to that point, if I had stayed another year, where it would have been really tough mentally to come back from.

“I never had a fall out with him [Moyes]. I’ve got a lot of friends at West Ham and it was nothing personal against them.

“I still speak to a lot of the players, but I just had to get out. I couldn’t spend another year not playing, especially at my age.

“I just want to play games – I want to get back to playing 25-30 games a season, when you can really get your confidence back and a smile on your face.

“Just playing football, what I used to do when I was a little bit younger. I still feel like I can do it and I want to prove everyone wrong.”

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2pm Arsenal news LIVE: Umtiti transfer LATEST, Ozil donates kids’ meals, Dundalk build-up, Mike Dean is Man Utd ref

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ARSENAL aim to bounce back this week when they take on Irish side Dundalk in the Europa League.

And then at the weekend it’s old rivals Manchester United in a HUGE Premier League clash.

Follow ALL of the latest Gunners transfer gossip and news below…

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2pm Chelsea news LIVE: Krasnodar build up, Rudiger ‘to return to squad’, Ziyech fitness test

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CHELSEA face Krasnodar in Russia in the Champions League this week.

On the transfer front, the Blues are reportedly offering Declan Rice £120,000-a-week to join the club in January.

Get all the latest updates from Stamford Bridge here…

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