Drew McIntyre On Potential Tyson Fury Match: "I Know There's Going To Be A Day Where We Finally Make Something Happen"
Talk of a possible showdown continues to rumble on
Drew McIntyre and Tyson Fury have been involved in an on-off war of words over the last year. The jibes between them initially began following WrestleMania 36 and plans were reportedly in place for a big pay-per-view match in the United Kingdom, but any talk of a big show was scrapped because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After months of not mentioning each other, the war of words picked up again recently and Fury has promised to give McIntyre "a good hiding" when they do meet.
The Scottish Warrior was asked about their exchanges during a recent chat with DAZN and Drew believes the jibes will eventually lead to a match in the UK.
"He's cutting promos on me the other day from Vegas. It's pretty surreal to me. When I turn on my Twitter, and he does respond. It's been over a year now that we've been going back and forth with each other. It gets people talking. I know there's going to be a day where we finally make something happen. It's going to be big, and ideally, I think it's going to be in the UK," McIntyre said.
McIntyre then noted he hopes the eventual showdown can bring in new fans for WWE.
"Yeah, it helps my profile. But for me, it's more about how we can draw new fans to WWE, and he has such a significant fan base with a different market. He's such an entertainer. He has worked with us before, so he gets it. And somewhere like, say the UK, we've not had a significant pay-per-view in the UK since SummerSlam ‘92. A very long time. It deserves one. It would need something on top that's larger than life. It can't get more larger than life to take two of the UK’s most successful sons in their fields and have a Battle of Britain. I think they're just the marquee itself," Drew continued.
"Obviously, I'd love to wrestle one of our guys and have the technical back and forth, 30-minute masterclass. This wouldn't be the most technical thing in the world. It would be good. I think it would surprise people how good it would be. But just to get those new eyeballs on the product, to get that big UK show, and to make some new fans in the process. That would be pretty cool."
The former WWE Champion also believes he can pull a good match out of The Gypsy King.
"100 percent I see it happening. I've got a vision of how I'd like to see it happen. I don't make the decisions. That's for others to talk about behind closed doors. But I know somewhere like the UK it would be huge business. I know for meeting Fury, watching him, and the way he went about things when he was here last time. He's willing to put everything he's got into it. With me, I know I can get a performance out of anybody on this planet. I know he's willing to put in the work, and he's such an entertainer on top of it. It would be a big deal," he added.