Yesterday Mike Tyson, Henry Cejudo, Vitor Belfort and Rashad Evans all made unexpected AEW Dynamite debuts to confront Chris Jericho, Jake Hager and company.
The four former world champions marched down to the ring to confront Jericho and his Inner Circle stable. A shoving match between Tyson and Jericho disintegrated into a classic pull apart brawl, in which security and other wrestlers tried to separate the combatants.
Not only did the television appearance cross-pollinate the worlds of pro-wrestling and MMA, but it also offered an interesting mix of fighters. The recently retired Cejudo defended his UFC bantamweight championship less than one month ago at UFC 249. Beflort is now a member of ONE Championship and Hager is an active heavyweight with Bellator.
“Iron” Mike, a friend of AEW and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Tony Khan, appeared at Saturday’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view to present a new championship. Belfort and American Top Team owner Dan Lambert were seated ringside for the PPV and Cejudo was also in attendance.
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