There has been a lot of talk last year about the possibility that Drew McIntyre and Tyson Fury could face off in a wrestling match in the WWE rings. And in the meantime, the boxer himself confirmed that the hypothesis was not only real but also that the fateful meeting was already in the works.
And if he jumped it is only because of the colossal problems that the health emergency has brought with it. Even WWE wanted the two stars to fight for the title of WWE Champion in the main event of a possible pay-per-view that WWE aimed to organize in Britain last year, and the company's management had already discussed with both.
the men of the idea. Fury had previously confirmed that he should also appear at WrestleMania 36. Speaking with Behind The Gloves, Tyson Fury not only confirmed his previous statements that he would participate in the fateful PPV in Britain (where he would face the then WWE Champion).
And not only did he confirm his non-appearance on WrestleMania 36. He added that there were also plans for him to appear at SummerSlam 2020. All of these plans were canceled due to the pandemic emergency. The idea of a challenge between the two was born shortly after WrestleMania 36 and the conquest of the WWE Champion title.
In that circumstance, Tyson Fury spoke clearly in a live Instagram: "Congratulations to Drew, I heard he mentioned my name, but he doesn't want to taste my right one because his legs could give way, as happened with the poor Braun Strowman.
Drew, he has a nice body, certainly in better shape than mine, but I still want to face it." It was then precisely the then WWE champion to relaunch everything, giving an appointment to the rival in Europe.
Tyson Fury reveals cancelled WWE plans
"I was supposed to go to SummerSlam last year and I should have been to WrestleMania last year.
I was also supposed to fight Drew McIntyre in a pay-per-view event in the UK, but none of that happened. Thanks, COVID. -19", were the words of the English boxer. Recall that Tyson Fury debuted in WWE in 2019, beating Braun Strowman by count-out in a single match at WWE Crown Jewel, the PPV that the company aired from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and which was held at the King Fahd International Stadium in 2019.
COVID-19 certainly threw a curveball at Tyson Fury in 2020. We’ll have to see if Tyson Fury makes it back to WWE after he is permitted to travel freely once again. The COVID-19 pandemic ruined a bunch of plans in 2020.
It’s interesting to know that Fury and WWE had three more appearances planned that needed to be cancelled. Hopefully, they can get those dates back sooner than later.