WWE icon Stone Cold Steve Austin has admitted he feared Mike Tyson wouldn't be able to handle the pressure of WrestleMania 14.
SunSport has previously revealed that Iron Mike's legendary crossover to wrestling in the 90s helped save Vince McMahon's company.
Back in 1997, Tyson had his boxing license revoked for infamously biting a chunk out of Evander Holyfield's ear.
WWE (then titled the WWF) was memorably struggling to compete with rival promotion WCW that year with declining ratings.
Yet McMahon brought in The Baddest Man on the Planet to act as an enforcer at WrestleMania 14 in 1998 for the main event match between Stone Cold and Shawn Michaels.
Tyson also hyped his appearance with guest spots on RAW and WWE's ratings sky-rocketed when the boxer clashed with Austin in the ring.
The Texas Rattlesnake has now revealed he was initially unsure about working with Tyson but claimed the two hit it off right away.
He told WWE’s The Bump: “I’ll never forget, I had a conversation with Vince, and he said, ‘Hey, man, I’m thinking of bringing Mike Tyson in to be part of this thing.’
“At the time, we were busting our ass, and I said, ‘Hey, man, do we need Mike Tyson?
“He goes, ‘Oh, GD, Steve. Tyson could bring more eyes to the product.’ I said, ‘Cool, man. If you think it’ll work, bring him in.’
Mike Tyson was phenomenal! He brought mainstream media to our product. Vince is one of the greatest promoters of all time. He was right
“Mike Tyson was phenomenal!
“He brought mainstream media to our product. Vince is one of the greatest promoters of all time. He was right.
“Mike and I hit it off right away. We didn’t sit there and have BS sessions every time we did something together.
“Mike was a historian and fan of the business and he knew a lot more about the business than most of the guys in the locker room.
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“I wondered at WrestleMania 14 if the moment would be too big for him. Would he handle the pressure?
“Hell, Mike is ready for any big moment.
“I was glad to do business with him.”
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