Mike Tyson If He’d Wrestle For WWE, Thoughts On Big Show vs. Floyd Mayweather, The Shield

ESPN has a new Q&A online with Mike Tyson to promote WWE ’13. Below are the highlights:

Would he wrestle for WWE:

“If I’m healthy, and I am, I think, I would do it,” he said. “You have to be in shape. You can’t just come off the street and do this stuff. I did a little wrestling before in there during rehearsal, and you have to be in top shape. You gotta work out. You’re going to get hurt, so you have to be in shape that way you can make sure you limit the damage.

“Before boxing, I was a WWF fan. It’s like a soap opera for men. That’s what poor, inner-city kids did, we watched these guys wrestle and we fantasized about being them and that glory and that fighting.”

Thoughts on Big Show vs. Floyd Mayweather at Wrestlemania:

I was so mad when they did that s—. Floyd can’t beat no [expletive] Big Show. That’s bulls—. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I forgot I was doing an interview, but he was fighting one of my boys.

What he thinks of The Shield:

I like them, but it’s tough getting used to all the new guys. Back in the day, these guys were around for 20 years, but now, they just don’t have long careers like they used to have. As far as entertainment, nobody beats Mick Foley. He must’ve broke every bone in his body. I saw him and Terry Funk fight one time and they should’ve died. They should’ve been dead. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. They must be some hard-core guys.

Another guy I like is Randy Orton. He’s so different than his dad. Cowboy Bob Orton with the belly and the big old hat. Randy has the Superman physique, but his dad was that big-bellied guy who had a broken arm for like 10 years [laughs]. Times change, you gotta change with the times.

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  • Tone

    Tyson actually knows wrestling. That’s why he’s the man.

  • Dude love

    I'm surprised that Tyson knew who the shield were. I always thought that he was just a casual fan.

    • ericdraven86

      I remember JR mentioning on the Legends of Wrestling roundtable that in his time spent with Tyson, he learned that Tyson could name you just about everything that happened in the old WWWF days.

  • havoc525

    People always say, Mike is a very bright man if you sit and talk with him. If he were younger, could be a top guy. I agree 100% with his Mayweather comments, they should have worked with Tyson to get him in shape and let him fight Big Show.