Tyson Fury Claims He Was Supposed To Wrestle Drew McIntyre In WWE Match

Says the pandemic scrapped other plans as well

At WWE's Crown Jewel in 2019, heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury defeated Braun Strowman in a singles match via countout. To date, that has been Fury's only foray inside of a wrestling ring.

Apparently, there were more plans for Fury to wrestle in WWE.

Speaking with Behind the Gloves, "The Gypsy King" detailed reported plans for him to perform in WWE several times more, before the pandemic threw everything into disarray.

"I was supposed to go to SummerSlam last year and I was supposed to go to WrestleMania last year and then I was also supposed to fight Drew McIntyre in a PPV event in the UK, but none of that happened thanks to COVID," Fury claims. "So COVID's cost me SummerSlam, Royal Rumble, PPV with Drew McIntyre, the [Deontay] Wilder rematch, and the [Anthony] Joshua fight. So thank you COVID [laughs]."

It's not clear what this apparent UK PPV would've entailed, as WWE has not held a UK-exclusive pay-per-view (for the main roster, anyway) since 2003.

Fury's last physical event took place on February 22 of last year, when he defeated Deontay Wilder via seventh-round TKO to win the WBC and The Ring heavyweight championships.

(Credit to Fightful for transcription)

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