Three Best Boxers To Appear In Wrestling

There have been numerous storylines over the past three decades involving boxers who have established feuds with WWE superstars. It is always fascinating to see other sports stars enter wrestling, especially those who have big personalities. Here is a look back through the history books for the best three wrestler-boxer feuds in recent years.

Iron Mike Tyson – Stone Cold Steve Austin


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Mike Tyson is one of greatest boxers of his generation and was known as the ‘baddest man on the planet.’ When he joined the WWE in early 1998 he did so to help promote Wrestlemania XIV where he was the special guest outside enforcer. Tyson, a former heavyweight world champion, was recruited by D Generation X and, as a result, he clashed on a number of occasions with Stone Cold. At Wrestlemania, Tyson and Steve Austin embraced each other at the end of the contest and even shared a beer together in the middle of the ring. Current WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder from the USA will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Tyson and become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. He needs to get past Bermane Stiverne next up though where he is -2000 in the latest boxing odds for the bout. Once he finishes his boxing career, it would be no surprise to see Wilder in the WWE in the near future.

Butterbean – Marc Mero

Butterbean was a regular in the WWE in the late 90s but arguably is biggest feud was that with Marc Mero in which the pair met at D Generation X: In Your House. The wrestler was a former amateur boxing champion himself so he saw himself as being quite useful with a pair of boxing gloves. This battle was amusing due to the difference in size between the two men. Butterbean was much bigger than his opponent something which frustrated Mero. It was Butterbean who got the win by disqualification and he later went to seal a big victory over Bart Gunn at Brawl For All. It is hard to see Butterbean returning to the WWE as he is now 51 years old; however, never say never as he is a hugely popular character who would light up Royal Rumble or Wrestlemania.

Floyd Mayweather Jr – The Big Show


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If Butterbean thought he had a big size advantage over Marc Mero, it was nothing compared to how The Big Show stood like a giant over arguably the greatest pound for pound boxer the world has ever seen in Floyd Mayweather when the duo fought at Wrestlemania XXIV.  The pair first clashed at No Way Out where Mayweather broke The Big Show’s nose with a single punch. The fight at Wrestlemania was under no disqualification rules and Mayweather took advantage of that as he used his entourage to distract The Big Show before hitting him with a pair of brass knuckles. Money looked to enjoy his time in the WWE and now he has retired from boxing following his victory over Conor McGregor to record his 50th win, we may see him appear at another big pay-per-view in 2018.

While there are sure to be many more boxer-wrestler feuds in the WWE, don’t rule out more UFC athletes switching across over the next couple of years either.

3 comments

  1. Robert George says:

    Muhammad Ali?

    #MrScissorsKick Reply:

    Was thinking the same thing

  2. Gr says:

    I feel really bad for those with gambling addictions who see this and unfortunately get hooked again.