Drew McIntyre vs. Tyson Fury in a shoot fight at WrestleMania or SummerSlam? It was in the works! Tyson Fury is one of the most highly acclaimed professional boxers in the history of the sport. He also made an appearance in WWE during one of the company’s Saudi Arabia events. However, it seems the company has more plans for the boxer in the future.
Tyson Fury recently spoke to Behind The Gloves, where he talked about cancelled SummerSlam and WrestleMania plans for last year. He also revealed that the company nixed a huge UK match between Fury and Drew McIntyre due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was likely to be similar to a shoot fight.
“I was supposed to go to SummerSlam last year and I was supposed to go to WrestleMania last year, and I was also supposed to fight Drew McIntyre in a pay-per-view event in the UK. But none of that happened thanks to COVID.”
“So COVID’s cost me SummerSlam, Royal Rumble, pay-per-view with Drew McIntyre, the [Deontay] Wilder rematch, and the [Anthony] Joshua fight, so thank you, COVID. And I was supposed to meet the President of the Unites States, Donald Trump. I was supposed to meet the Pope of Rome, among other things, so it’s cost me a lot. It’s one of them things.”
We wonder what WWE will have planned for Tyson Fury once the COVID-19 travel restrictions are no longer imposed.