MIKE TYSON ripped off shirt his shirt and brawled with Chris Jericho on AEW on Wednesday as UFC legends Henry Cejudo and Vitor Belfort made their debut.
Iron Mike, who is in training for an incredible return to boxing, potentially against Tyson Fury, turned up at AEW Dynamite with an almighty entourage.
Tyson, 53, was flanked by Cejudo, Belfort and Rashad Evans – among others – before getting stuck into Jericho.
In 2010, during Monday Night Raw, Tyson KO'd Jericho – with the WWE legend still clearly fuming.
A decade on, coming face-to-face in the ring once more, Jericho demanded: "Apologise to me right now… yeah, you look great (in reference to his chiselled new physique).
"But apologise to me before I knock your damn teeth down your throat."
But Tyson instead responded by ripping his shirt off – after struggling to simply take it off – and shoving Jericho hard.
The WWE legend gave back as good as he got, though – sending the 53-year-old boxing legend staggering backwards.
Suddenly a mass brawl erupted in the ring, with dozens of people swarming on the pair to break up the scrap before it got out of hand.
The whole saga was reminiscent of the infamous Tyson vs Stone Cold Steve Austin from 22 years ago – which helped launch WWE's Attitude Era.
And Wednesday night wasn't the first time Tyson had ripped his shirt off on AEW in the past week.
The boxing icon was meant to be presenting the TNT wrestling championship winners with their prize – but instead got slap, bang in the middle of the action.
Tyson tore off his shirt on stage to stop WWE legend Jake "The Snake" Roberts from interfering with the match.
Jericho recently opened up on his 2010 showdown with Tyson – admitting he was "terrified" by his power.
The WWE-turned-AEW star claimed: “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?’
“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.
"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.”
Tyson has proven he's still got incredible speed and power after sharing a series of training videos ahead of a proposed return to the ring.
As well as a third fight with Evander Holyfield, following their first two fights in 1996 and 1997, Tyson Fury and Shannon Briggs have emerged as potential opponents.
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