MIKE TYSON is ready to make a stunning return to WWE to face Logan Paul and vowed to “kick his ass” – without even being paid.
Tyson famously made his professional wrestling debut in 1998 while serving a boxing ban for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear the year before.
And he later served as a special enforcer at WrestleMania 14 for Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin, earning $3million.
Tyson again featured for the WWE in 2010 as a special guest host of Raw and two years later he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
YouTube star Paul – also a crossover boxer – is the latest celebrity to make a splash in the WWE ring.
And Tyson, 56, has opened the door to challenging the social media sensation.
He told Forbes: “Have you ever seen me wrestle before?
“I would do it! I would kick his ass, yes I would do it. Even though I love him, though.
“This is what I found out about WrestleMania: Everybody says ‘that’s fake, that’s fake.’ But the check is real.
“Deep down inside—don’t let [WWE] know—I would do this for free.”
Paul, 28, was linked with a boxing match against Tyson after his June 2021 exhibition with Floyd Mayweather, 46.
The American hasn’t boxed since, having focused his efforts on the WWE after signing a deal with them.
And Tyson talked down the chances of fighting Paul for real, despite making a boxing comeback of his own in 2020 for an exhibition bout.
He said: “I don’t think he’s really that serious [about a boxing match], but I’m just happy he’s receiving the success that he has.
“For my ego, I feel I had so much to do with that.”