Shane McMahon was Mike Tyson’s concierge as WWE bought legendary boxer a motorbike in lead up to WrestleMania 14 appearance in Steve Austin vs Shawn Michaels main event

WWE bought Mike Tyson a motorbike to ‘appease’ the boxing legend in the lead up to WrestleMania in 1998, it has been claimed.
Fresh off the back of two defeats to his boxing rival Evander Holyfield, Tyson starred for WWE as a special outside enforcer in the main event of WrestleMania 14 between Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels.
Tyson ended up costing Michaels for the world titleWWE
Iron Mike played a prominent role in the match as he double-crossed Michaels, whom he later knocked out, with a quick three-count to allow Austin to win the world title.
Jim Ross, a former commentator within the company, claims WWE pulled out all the stops to make Tyson happy, which included making the boss’ son his concierge.
Ross told the Grilling JR Podcast: “Shane McMahon had a lot to do with that, he became Tyson’s concierge, whatever Mike needed [Shane got him] .
“I think during his time, Tyson wanted a motorcycle, I have no idea why, and Shane bought him a motorcycle.
“They tried to appease him, it’s like recruiting a college football player or basketball play.
Tyson played a big part in the WrestleMania 14 main event outcomeWWE
“The WWE tried to take care of Mike at every turn of the road and Mike needed money at that point in time.
“The McMahon family took care of him and it worked out. It was a good investment quite frankly because it paid off at the end of the day.”
Ross added: “It was a big moment, no doubt. It made a lot of headlines and put Austin in the spotlight he needed to be, very defiant, very anti-corporate stuff.
“It was a big night for us. I made sure [on commentary] when I said Austin and Tyson, I didn’t say Tyson and Austin, because I wanted to give our guy Stone Cold the top billing.”

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