Very familiar with being the center of attention inside the squared circle, Mike Tyson is ready to return to the ring. Unlike old times, however, the former heavyweight championship boxer will not be slipping on the gloves and delivering knockout punches (maybe). He will, on the other hand, be delegating responsibility to WWE Superstars as Monday Night Raw’s special guest host on Jan. 11 from Minneapolis.
The self-proclaimed “Baddest Man on the Planet” has never been one to hide his feelings or shy away from the spotlight. One of the most newsworthy and notorious sports celebrities in American history, Tyson will surely be prepared for all challenges on Raw.
This, nevertheless, will not be the first time “Iron Mike” has been seen in a WWE ring. Tyson served as a special outside enforcer at WrestleMania XIV for the WWE Championship Match between “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. Despite there being bad blood initially between The Texas Rattlesnake and the honorary DX member, Tyson, the boxing legend ultimately helped Austin capture the WWE Title when he jumped in to supply the quick three-count. (PHOTOS)
Tyson is featured in the Sony Pictures Classics documentary, TYSON, now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Other notable boxers to have hosted Raw include Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Ricky Hatton.
Be sure to tune in to Raw for this extraordinary occasion on Jan. 11 at 9/8 CT. It will be a guaranteed knockout for the WWE Universe to see.