As we’d previously reported, newly crowned WWE champion Drew McIntyre challenged boxing champion Tyson Fury after he won the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. Fury quickly accepted on social media, saying “anytime, any place, anywhere.” Well, that isn’t exactly true.
We know this because one of Fury’s appearances was already cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation facing the world. Fury confirmed to TalkSports Alex McCarthy that the original plan for WrestleMania 36 was to have Fury involved. Because of the pandemic, plans had to change.
McCarthy reports, “Tyson Fury confirms to talkSPORT he was meant to be apart of #WrestleMania 36. ‘I was supposed to be at WrestleMania 36, but obviously with the coronavirus I couldn’t be there.’ Says he’d love to face Drew McIntyre after Wilder rematch.”
WWE Has Plans For Fury
It appears between WWE promoting the banter between their new champion and Fury today on WWE.com and the comments by Fury that he was supposed to be a part of this year’s Showcase of the Immortals, they have a plan to fit him in somewhere.
Whether or not going up against McIntyre is the best plan is up for debate.
This also could explain why Braun Strowman didn’t have a place on the card until he was called in to fill for Roman Reigns. Perhaps Fury’s plans involved another run-in with the Monster Among Men.
Fury’s next prospective fight in boxing would be his immediate rematch with Deontay Wilder, who Fury beat by TKO last February.
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