Pro boxing and WWE Hall of Famer “Iron” Mike Tyson was recently asked why he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Tyson responded, “You’d have to call Vince McMahon and ask those guys. It was something that I truly appreciated. I’m very grateful. I was a wrestling fan before I even started, when I was a little kid. Wrestling is the light part of my career; and boxing was the dark part. In order for me to be this Iron Mike Tyson guy I had to be dark. But over here I’m light, and I like this guy. He’s pretty cool.”
Tyson also talked about his favorite pro wrestler growing up. “Bruno Sammartino,” said Tyson. “Bruno was a strong guy, he didn’t talk much and he got the job done. He was the Joe Louis of wrestling. He was champion for, like, twelve years.”
Check out the complete interview online at PR.com.