Pro wrestler reveals Vince McMahon wanted him to box Mike Tyson in 1995

Kevin Nash is one of the most popular wrestlers in professional wrestling. The 63-year-old tried his luck in European professional basketball and even worked at an Atlanta-area strip club. In 1990, he became a professional wrestler.

Nash had a great career, winning the championship and breaking the organization’s record for the longest title reign of the decade.

During his appearance on Nash’s ‘Kliq This’ podcast, the former basketball player and wrestler revealed an interesting story. He said that WWE executive chairman Vince McMahon proposed the idea of himĀ  facing boxing legend Mike Tyson.

McMahon proposed this in 1995. At that time, Tyson was 42-1 and on his way back to getting the WBC heavyweight title that he lost to Buster Douglas in 1990.

“He [Vince] had told me that I wasn’t going to lose the championship for years. No matter what, I wasn’t going to lose the championship for years. Then he started telling me about this idea he had where I’m going to box Mike Tyson in Central Park, and it’s for charity. He’s going on and on about this,” Nash said.

McMahon wanted it to be an exhibition match for charity, and he proposed it to Nash multiple times. Nash, being a huge boxing fan, acknowledged that he had little chance against ‘Iron’ Mike in the squared circle. He also feared that Tyson’s punch might kill him in the ring, so he refused the offer.

“I said to him, ‘Mike Tyson will knock me the f**k out. He could conceivably kill me.’ I’m a boxing fan. A big motherf-cker like me, he can put two or three f-cking shots. He does the f-cking old hook to the body, hook to the body, uppercut. Goodnight Irene. It’s not going to do me any favors,” Nash said.