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Fantastic: Mike Tyson sounds Las Vegas Wranglers siren before ECHL Finals (vid)

Prior to Game 1 of its ECHL Kelly Cup series against the Florida Everblades (a team previously involved in these two ultimate jersey fails), the Las Vegas Wranglers brought out the big guns to whip the crowd up into a frenzy. That’s right, Mike Tyson was on-hand to sound the traditional pregame siren, and believe you me, the video is chock-full of goodness. Although in reality, that’s hardly a surprising development, given Iron Mike was involved. It seems everything that guy does now is loaded with awesomeness.

I’m not sure which aspect of the video I enjoyed more: the way in which Tyson yells “WRANGLUHS RULE!!!”, the frenetic manner Tyson employs to sound the siren (in a way, it reminds me of what’s going on in this classic video, although Tyson’s is not as hilarious) or how he looks around in seemingly abject confusion after sounding it. Seriously, the look on his face and his mannerisms after the siren-sounding is certifiable gold. It appears like he has no idea what’s going on or what he’s supposed to do next. It’s almost as if Tyson just wishes he could have faded into Bolivian, as long as it took him away from this awkward moment.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Tyson’s presence apparently might have motivated the Wranglers, as they won Game 1, beating the Everblades 2-1. Well done, gents, although I find it hard to believe the Vegas-based team will be able to top their Game 1 siren sounder. Wayne Newton, perhaps?

[H/T Puck Daddy]