Tyson Fury Interested In Return To WWE
Is heavyweight champion Tyson Fury headed back to the WWE for another stint with the pro wrestling promotion?
Immediately following Fury’s sixth-round knockout of Dillian Whyte to retain the title on Saturday before a European-boxing record crowd of 94,000 at Wembley Stadium in London, he said during his post-fight in-ring interview that he is interested in an exhibition with Francis Ngannou, the UFC heavyweight champion, who was with him in the ring and joined Fury for part of his interview.
A bit later during his formal post-fight news conference, Fury was asked about his interest in returning to WWE and he said he might appear at SummerSlam on July 30 at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee and/or at an event WWE has scheduled for Sept. 3 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
“Don’t rule me out of fighting there,” Fury said of the Cardiff show. “You might see me at SummerSlam. I’ve got to speak to (WWE CEO) Vince (McMahon) and the boys and maybe make this happen.”
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Fury added that he also has interest in facing Scotland’s two-time WWE champion Drew McIntyre when WWE stages the event in Cardiff.
“I know Drew McIntyre has been saying a lot of things about me,” Fury said. “I might have to knock him out. I’d love to be in Cardiff. I’d love to be back at center stage in the U.K., especially for the wrestling. I enjoyed it last time in Saudi Arabia. It was fantastic, so, to come here (to the U.K.) to do it would be phenomenal. We’re definitely going to make a bit of contact and see if we can make the SummerSlam thing a reality.”
In late 2019, Fury did a short stint with WWE that culminated with his participation in the Crown Jewel event at King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he knocked out Braun Strowman with a right hand that sent him out of the ring.