World-renowned heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury is no stranger to the WWE universe. This week, he hinted at the possibility of stepping back into the wrestling ring in a conversation with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated.
"After 15 years in boxing, I'm aware the end is near. WWE has been a great platform for me in the past, and the door is wide open for future collaborations," Fury stated. Fury, a lifelong wrestling aficionado, made his WWE debut in 2019, defeating Braun Strowman at the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.
Since then, he's made occasional appearances, including a memorable stint at last year's Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales, where he thwarted Austin Theory's Money in the Bank cash-in attempt. Currently, the towering 6'9" boxer is gearing up for a crossover bout against ex-UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou on October 28.
Following that, an undefeated Fury is slated to face Oleksandr Usyk in a title unification match. Should he emerge victorious in both, WWE could become an increasingly appealing avenue for him, given his limited challenges left in boxing.
Bianca Belair's Imminent WWE Return
After a two-month hiatus, Bianca Belair is reportedly set to make her WWE return. Sources from PWInsider suggest that her comeback could be as soon as this week's SmackDown episode. Belair, a three-time WWE Women's Champion, was last seen defeating Asuka and Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam.
However, her victory was short-lived as Iyo Sky cashed in her Money in the Bank contract, seizing the title from Belair. Belair's absence was scripted following a knee injury inflicted by Damage CTRL, setting the stage for her anticipated return and likely feud with the faction.
Triple H Assumes Full Creative Control
In a significant shift, Triple H is now the primary creative force in WWE, following the merger of WWE and UFC into TKO Group Holdings. According to Fightful Select, Triple H is focusing on long-term storytelling, increased screen time for female wrestlers, and a more diverse utilization of the entire roster.
Previously, WWE chairman Vince McMahon had the final say on creative matters. However, Triple H has now been "knighted" by TKO's parent company, Endeavor Group Holdings, and is making nearly all creative decisions. McMahon appears to be stepping back, focusing on broader company strategies, while Triple H is taking the reins of day-to-day operations.
This shift in creative power has already resulted in the return of superstars like Johnny Gargano and Tegan Nox, and it's expected that Triple H's vision will continue to shape WWE's future.