Boxing legend Mike Tyson was a big part of AEW programming around Double Or Nothing. Before he left he set-up (or should we say re-started?) an angle with Chris Jericho for his eventual return.
That won’t be Iron Mike’s next fight, though. We’re gonna have to wait for Team Tyson vs. Inner Circle.
First up? A great white shark. In the main event of Shark Week, of course.
Who you got in @MikeTyson vs. Jaws?— Shark Week (@SharkWeek) July 15, 2020
The heavyweight champ joins #SharkWeek August 9 on @Discovery. pic.twitter.com/Ffq6IkRlY9
There’s even a joke about the second Holyfield fight. Love him or hate him, you can’t say Mike isn’t willing to laugh at himself.
Here’s the press release:
SHARK WEEK TO DELIVER FINCREDIBLE 1-2 PUNCH AS MIKE TYSON GOES TOE TO FIN WITH ONE OF THE OCEAN’S TOP APEX PREDATORS ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
(Los Angeles) – For over thirty years, SHARK WEEK has been television’s most anticipated summer event and this year, the pop culture phenomenon dives deeper than ever before with new discoveries, new technology and new co-stars for the sharks. SHARK WEEK 2020 makes a splash starting Sunday, August 9th at 8PM ET/PT and continues through Sunday, August 16th on Discovery Channel. SHARK WEEK has become the destination for must-watch shark programming, and this year, heavyweight champ Mike Tyson kicks off the week by throwing his hat in the underwater ring.
Legendary boxer and entrepreneur Mike Tyson is taking on a new challenge…and he picked the most unlikely training partner. Iron Mike will go head to head with one of the ocean’s top apex predators in TYSON VS. JAWS: RUMBLE ON THE REEF. With famed ring announcer Michael Buffer calling the shots, these two heavyweights will square off underwater, where Mike Tyson will try to score a TKO over the massive shark… all in the name of research. And don’t worry, no sharks were harmed (or bitten) in the making of this episode.
“I took on this challenger to overcome fears I still deal with in life,” said Tyson. “I equate this with overcoming my fear of getting back into the ring at 54 years old. I learned from this experience doing Shark Week that whatever intimidates me, I am still able to step up to the challenge of overcoming anything that would prevent me from accomplishing my life’s mission of reaching my highest potential in life and bringing me closer to God.”
The pop culture phenomenon will combine the best of science and technology to capture the secret lives of sharks taking viewers where cameras have never been before. In addition, Discovery will leave no shark fan behind, bringing the SHARK WEEK experience to viewers in new and innovative ways through digital and social media platforms, partnerships with nonprofit groups, affiliates, education programs, and more.
Place your bets for the RUMBLE ON THE REEF!