CHRIS JERICHO admitted plans for a match against Mike Tyson fell apart but claimed 'the door is always open' for the boxing legend to return.
The WWE legend came to blows with Iron Mike on AEW's Dynamite in May to spark rumours of a sensational crossover clash.
Unfortunately, the Baddest Man On The Planet hasn’t been seen on AEW television since despite Tyson vowing to return.
Jericho, 49, has now revealed there was a plan in place for him to face the former heavyweight champion, 54, before talks collapsed.
El Champion told his Saturday Night Special: "Originally, I was supposed to work with [Mike] Tyson at the September pay-per-view, All Out 2, and we just couldn’t get it done in time.
"So, the second match I had with Orange [Cassidy] was originally going to be the Mimosa Mayhem but we moved it to the rubber match position."
Yet in an exclusive chat with SunSport last month, Jericho admitted he still expected the two to face off again in the future.
So the door is wide open for Tyson and Jericho to do something whether that's going to happen sooner or later. I think it will happen eventually.
He told SunSport: "There's a story there from when we kind of had our conversation on Raw, you know, 10 years ago, and then it kind of was reignited a few months ago here in AEW.
"So the door is wide open for Tyson and Jericho to do something whether that's going to happen sooner or later. I think it will happen eventually.
"We've been working on it for a while and once again, that's kind of a little bit out of my paygrade.
"But I'd say that if I was a betting man, at some point, there'll be a Jericho Tyson – another altercation type match – cinematic match, who knows whatever it may be, I'm open to it, I know he is as well."
Jericho and Tyson first crossed paths ten years earlier in WWE on RAW in 2010 with Iron Mike delivering a brutal punch to Y2J.
And the record nine-time WWE Intercontinental Champion claimed he is not intimated by the boxing icon.
He told SunSport: "I'm not scared of anybody in a wrestling ring. It's not a boxing ring. It's not a judo ring. It's not an actor's studio, an MMA cage -wrestling is a whole different animal from all those things.
"So obviously, I'm not saying that I'm wanting to get punched in the face by Mike Tyson, but I'm not intimidated by him.
"We've worked together for 10 years now. And obviously, I know what he can do, but he also knows what I can do. So I think there's more of a mutual respect when you're talking with both of us.
"I think that's why anytime we've been in the ring together, there's always a little bit of air of lunacy, because you never know what's going to happen when Mike's in there.
"And you never know what's gonna happen when Jericho is in there and I know how Mike rolls.
"So when he kind of goes off on his own, I can kind of be there to moderate it and make sure we come back to planet Earth when we have to.
"But that's part of why people love Mike Tyson. He's a loose cannon."
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