It appears that Tyson Fury is once again one step closer to trading in his boxing gloves for a pair of wrestling boots.
The lineal and WBC Heavyweight Champion has expressed interest in returning to WWE for another run. This comes after WrestleMania 36 was this past weekend. In the main event on Sunday (it was a two-night event), Drew McIntyre defeated former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Championship. In an interview with talkSPORT, McIntyre called Fury out for a match.
“I know Tyson Fury is on the show today, as well. I need to bring up Fury because he was talking trash about me, so I know he’s coming on the show,” McIntyre stated. “Tell him ‘I saw what you said about me.’ He didn’t care who won the match [between Lesnar and I], he thought I was going to win and thinks he can smash me. Just let him know ‘Fury I’ve won the championship, now I’m paying attention to you’. After I beat [Chris] Sutton, I’m coming for Fury.”
Fury ended up responding on Instagram, accepting the challenge of the Scottish superstar.
“@dmcintyrewwe has call me out after his @wwe Wrestlemania 36 victory, first I say congratulations and what a fantastic job. Secondly I accept his challenge, anytime any place, anywhere.”
This is not the first time Fury has been involved with pro wrestling or WWE. A few months ago, Fury competed at WWE’s Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia. He ended up beating Braun Strowman in a short match via count-out. Paul “Triple H” Levesque stated Fury has a bright future in WWE if he committed. There were rumors that Fury would be used more with the company if he was to beat Deontay Wilder in a rematch of their first bout.
As a result of his dominant win in February, talks may have heated up. It is an interesting scenario to be in, considering WWE has a deal with FOX and Wilder is a part of Premier Boxing Champions. Fury is a member of ESPN’s Top Rank, but WWE has worked with the network before. Fury previously mentioned why he would be a better fit than Wilder.
“Wrestling is for people with charisma and entertaining powers,” stated. “If WWE wanted him, if he was good enough to be a wrestler, they would’ve chosen him. But they chose me. And he’s even with Fox. But they didn’t want him because he sucks. He can’t talk. We already heard him. He’s boring. We wish he would just get to the point [when he speaks] so I can go and have a cup of tea. He’s not entertaining enough. He doesn’t have charisma to be a WWE superstar. That’s the truth.”
With boxing bouts on hold due to the coronavirus but wrestling continuing action, Fury could preoccupy his time by working for Vince McMahon.