Mike Tyson is one of the most famous boxers in the history of the sport, but he has ventured outside of that profession and into other areas of sports and entertainment over the years.

Whether it’s appearing in the film The Hangover or starring in his own Scooby Doo-esque animated series, Tyson has become a mainstream celebrity.

So when he does something outside of boxing, he gets handsomely rewarded for his time.

That was the case when Tyson made an appearance at WrestleMania XIV in 1998. He received millions of dollars for that show, but he almost forgot about it.

In 1998, Tyson was the headline celebrity at WrestleMania XIV. He was tabbed to be the “ring enforcer” for the main event between stars Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin.

He was even featured on the event’s promotional poster. As a major part of the show, Tyson got a major payday for the appearance.

He made $3 million, which he almost forgot about when asked about it by GQ Sports. But he quickly remembered and recalled that he “was broke,” and that was a “big thing” that he did in order to make “a lot of money.”

He didn’t get to keep much of that $3 million, though, because he used the majority of it to pay bills — which were piling up due to financial issues he has had at times in his life.

At a financial conference in Las Vegas, Mike Tyson said he didn’t think he’d make it through his 30s because he “went crazy” with his money, leading him to have financial troubles.

But he was able to make it back financially with the support of his friends and family. His comeback trail included becoming a popular figure in the sports and entertainment industries once again.