In a bid to counter-program NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver, AEW announced that Mike Tyson will be making an appearance tomorrow on Dynamite.
This will be Tyson’s first appearance on Dynamite since the show after Double or Nothing where he got involved in a brawl with Chris Jericho, reviving their WWE feud. It’s also his first time in front of an AEW audience as last year’s appearances had no fans in the building.
“There’s nothing better than an impassioned, live wrestling crowd. Since August 2020, we’ve provided safe, outdoor shows at Daily’s Place, with zero reported transmissions amongst our fans, and we’re so appreciative of the amazing fans who have been joining us week after week,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW in a press release. “It’s been incredible for our wrestlers, and for those watching at home, to hear the live reactions. This includes historic events like Kenny Omega winning the AEW World title, Sting’s surprise arrival, Shaq teaming with Jade Cargill against Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet, The Young Bucks and Darby Allin’s respective championship wins at Full Gear, and so many other magic moments. Likewise, Mike Tyson always commands a massive ovation and the attention of fans worldwide. I’m excited for everyone here in Jacksonville, and for those watching on TNT and around the world, to see what Mike Tyson has in store for AEW.”
Tomorrow is the last time that AEW goes head-to-head with NXT as from next week, NXT moves to Tuesday nights.