WWE news: Chris Jericho explains how terrifying it is to 'take a KO punch' from Mike Tyson

Jericho once took a punch from Tyson in WWE

Ever wondered what it’s like to take a knockout punch from Mike Tyson?

Well, all you have to do is ask Chris Jericho.

The wrestling star once let one of boxing’s most feared fighters take a swing at him… All in the name of entertainment.    

Tyson has crossed over to sports entertainment on a number of occasions and appeared as a guest host on Monday Night RAW in 2010. 

After tagging with Y2J against Shawn Michaels and Triple H, Iron Mike eventually turned on his partner, flooring him in the centre of the ring with one ‘knockout punch’.

Both Jericho and Tyson were involved at AEW’s Double or Nothing event this weekend, which gives us the perfect excuse to revisit that famous segment involving the pair. 

Check out the footage below:

So, what was going through Jericho’s mind as he was about to ‘take a punch’ from Tyson? Quite a lot, it seems. 

“The moment before he swung at me, I told him, ‘Just wait until I put my hands up in the air, and swing,'” he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2015 of that night on RAW.

“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.

Tyson took a swing at Jericho on RAW

“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.”

Tyson still had crazy punch power in 2010

Brilliant. Even a ‘graze’ from boxing legend Tyson is enough to make a grown man tremble. 

Rather you than us, Chris.

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