Sammy Guevara reveals original plans for Mike Tyson in AEW. The legendary boxer was involved in an altercation with Chris Jericho.
Mike Tyson appeared on AEW Dynamite to set up a feud between himself and Chris Jericho. They picked up from where they left in the WWE and it appeared that it would lead to a blow off at AEW All Out. However, apart from that one brawl, there was never an official fight between the two.
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Chris Jericho would later reveal that plans had been scrapped because Tyson’s boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. meant that their schedules failed to align.
Sammy Guevara has now revealed that he was originally scripted to be knocked out by Tyson but it was ultimately changed.
Sammy Guevara reveals original plans for Mike Tyson in AEW
“So, I think Chris has said this before, but the original plan was for Tyson to knock me out, which I was all for,” Sammy said on AEW Unrestricted. “And I remember people were coming up to me like, ‘Hey, just don’t move. You’ll be fine. And I wasn’t scared at all. I was like, hey, even if he hits me and I wake up in a hospital.
“Like, it’s going to be a hell of a moment,” Sammy continued. “And what a story. Like, hey, Mike Tyson knocked me out. Who can say that? I don’t really know who wants to say that, but if I’m going to get knocked out, what a guy to get knocked out by.
“But they ended up changing, or he couldn’t do it or whatever. I remember being in the ring; there’s him and Henry Cejudo. I was thinking; this is wild, you know? We did the Double or Nothing, and now I’m in the ring with Mike Tyson. This is nuts.”
Sammy courted controversy a few months back when it emerged that he had made inappropriate comments about Sasha Banks in the past. He was suspended for a month and profusely apologized for the incident to the fans and even Banks herself.
He has since been reinstated and is currently in a feud with Matt Hardy.
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