• Bruce Prichard Reveals Mike Tyson’s Reaction To Working A Match At WrestleMania 14
During the first edition of WWE Network’s Something Else To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard, Old School WWF Veteran Bruce Prichard discussed Mike Tyson being scheduled to work with WWF much before WrestleMania 14, if there was concern over Tyson being a convicted rapist, him suggesting the idea of WWF working with OJ Simpson & more.
Below are the highlights:
On Mike Tyson being scheduled to work with WWF much before WrestleMania 14:
“Well, Mike Tyson was scheduled, and he actually had been advertised and we were ready to go in February of 1989 with a match with Hulk Hogan and ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage and he said [imitating Savage], ‘mm-hmm, freak out, freak out!’ And Mike Tyson had a match in Tokyo, Japan against one Buster Douglas and the outcome of that didn’t go according to plan, per se, because Tyson got his ass knocked out and was unable to appear. And it wasn’t that he was unable to appear, he just didn’t for awhile for us. So we then circled the wagons and got Buster Douglas to come in and save the day for us. So yeah, [WrestleMania 14] was not our first encounter with Mr. Tyson.”
On if there was concern over Tyson being a convicted rapist:
“I think there was a bit of a concern and I think that there were some people who thought, ‘man, are [people], especially the females, are the females going to get behind this guy, Mike Tyson?’ There was a little bit of concern, but I think that we knew what we wanted to do, and, at the end, Mike Tyson would be heralded as a babyface and get to know him, and after that, actually like him.”
On him suggesting the idea of WWF working with OJ Simpson:
“I think that there were the normal people that would bring up concerns, like some people in promotions and marketing that might say, ‘do we really want to associate ourselves with someone that is a convicted felon and put them in our showcase event?’ There’s always going to be that, but this is coming from someone that suggested, at the time, doing something with OJ Simpson, so you can always ask the question, ‘what if?’ And if you stick, ‘what if’ in there, it’s all fair game!”
On if there was internal talk of ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin versus Mike Tyson at WrestleMania 14:
“The media sources definitely jumped to conclusions on their own there; however, internally, yeah, it was discussed. There were a lot of ‘what if’ scenarios. If you were to have Mike Tyson in a wrestler versus boxer match, man, that’s gold. s–t, that’s platinum. And that’s something. That’s everyone’s dream! One on one, who’s going to win, the wrestler or the boxer? And to be able to pull that off with someone the likes of Mike Tyson would have been incredible! Believe me. But at this time, Mike wasn’t interested in that. Mike still wanted to pursue a boxing career and Mike was looking to get his name out there, get a good payday, participate, and have his name in a positive light.”
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• Major Speculation Regarding CM Punk’s Return To Pro-Wrestling
There’s major speculation going on regarding CM Punk’s return to Pro-Wrestling after he was announced for a meet & greet at a Pro Wrestling Store in Chicago on August 31st, just one day before Cody Rhodes & The Young Bucks’ “ALL IN” wrestling event in Chicago.
Our special guest appearing Aug 31st, 2018 at the Pro Wrestling Tees retail store in Chicago, IL will be CM Punk. Limited meet & greet tickets go on sale May 23rd at 12pm ct. Visit our retail store events page on ProWrestlingTees or our Facebook event for details. @CMPunk pic.twitter.com/RqTu8G0RPO
— OneHourTees (@OneHourTees) May 11, 2018
While this announcement isn’t related to the ALL IN event, this obviously has begun a lot of speculation.
Below is what Matt Jackson of The Young Bucks tweeted regarding this announcement:
— The Young Bucks (@MattJackson13) May 11, 2018
It should be noted that Cody Rhodes was teasing a special announcement for an exclusive special guest meet & greet yesterday and it was about this (CM Punk).
Speaking of Punk, he’ll be fighting in the UFC once again on June 9 at the UFC 225 PPV and he’ll be facing Mike Jackson. It should be noted that MMA record of both these guys is 0-1 (and they both lost to the same fighter – Mickey Gall).
Their fight will be a Welterweight division (170 lbs) bout.
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