Tyson Fury made an appearance in an angle on WWE's debut of SmackDown on Fox on 4 October 2019. He stared down Braun Strowman during his match, and Strowman later threw one of his opponents, Dolph Ziggler, at Fury. After the match, Fury jumped the barricade, but was stopped by security.
The WWE announced that Fury would be given an open mic for the following episode of Raw. Fury appeared in the last segment of the 7 October 2019 episode of Raw and demanded an apology from Strowman as the two traded insults.
They then had a "brawl" which was separated by some of Strowman's fellow professional wrestlers. On 11 October 2019, it was confirmed that Fury and Strowman would have a match at WWE Crown Jewel, with the contract having been signed on the 15 October episode of Monday Night Raw.
Fury reportedly earned £11.9 million ($15 million) for his participation. He defeated Strowman by Countout at Crown Jewel. During a recent interview with talkSPORT, Fury reflected on having another match in WWE: “We have left the door open.
WrestleMania is coming up in April so who knows – never say never. I believe 100 per cent yes. It has got to happen. I have three fights left on my contract. Deontay Wilder is next and if Wilder wants it again, he can."