Pro Wrestler Chris Jericho has always been looking for the next big break, and since joining AEW in January 2019, and becoming the inaugural holder of the AEW World Championship of that year, he's had his eyes set on Boxing legend Mike Tyson, who maybe planning a return to the ring.
SI's Justin Barrasso had a chance to sit down with Chris Jericho and reviews his thoughts of Jericho's newest angle with Tyson, which Barrasso believes is in demand.
Read the full transcript down below:
Kaitlin O'Toole: AEW's Chris Jericho has done it all in professional wrestling, but he's always looking towards the next angle. Recently, Jericho has started a feud with legendary boxer Mike Tyson. Here to discuss his recent interview with le champion, SI's Justin Barrasso. Justin, what are your thoughts on Mike Tyson possibly returning to the world of wrestling?
Justin Barrasso: I think it's the perfect timing. I think that Tyson's hot right now. I know he's 53 years old, but I think there's an interest in Mike Tyson, especially with the shape he's in. I think that Chris Jericho, there's definite interest in him and the wrestling fans, but they've been able to build interest. I mean, this was in a sports section in Portugal. This is in this you know, there's a lot of interest in this story. And to see where it goes, especially if they're able to build the pay, a pay per view match. You know, Tyson's had one-offs. He's had the big moment as the ringside enforcer at Wrestle Mania with Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. He had the moment with DX and Jericho nine years ago, but he's never really had that one on one encounter in the ring. And that's something special that AEW could create here.
Kaitlin O'Toole: Absolutely. That would be really exciting to see. Want to go back to Jericho, though, he recently competed in the Jaguars Stadium in a stampede, a stadium stampede match. What were your takeaways from that match?
Justin Barrasso: I thought it was just pure innovation. It was a spectacle, I don't think it would have worked if it was a one on one world title match. But the fact that it was, you know, kind of a blow-off between two factions and they used the stadium all over, they use the bar, they use the I mean, the Jericho hit with the Judas effect on the mascot. I think that there's just so much. Yeah. There was so much creativity and innovation. Especially, it's not a wrestling match, it was kind of a short film and it was a fun way to end the pay per view.
Kaitlin O'Toole: Absolutely. I know it's so exciting, I love the enthusiasm and the excitement that comes with these matches. Justin, a lot coming on your call. Thank you so much for your insight on this. I appreciate your time.
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