Tyson Fury ’s boxing career may be over, but he is not done with all combat sports. The Gypsy King kept his unbeaten run intact with a devastating knockout to Dillian Whyte in the sixth round.
After retaining his WBC Heavyweight and lineal championships, Fury reiterated his desire to hang up the gloves. But during his post-fight press conference, the 33-year-old threw his hat in the ring for a potential appearance at WWE’s first UK stadium show in 30 years this September at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, in addition to SummerSlam in August.
“Don't rule me out of fighting there. You might see me at SummerSlam, I’ve got to speak to Vince and the boys, maybe make this happen,” Fury said. “I know Drew McIntyre’s been saying a lot of things about me, I have to knock him out.
“I’d love to be at Cardiff, I’d love to be back on centre stage in the UK, especially for the wrestling. I enjoyed it last time in Saudi Arabia, it was fantastic, to come here and do it would be phenomenal. We’re going to make contact and see if we can make that SummerSlam thing a reality.” Prior to last night’s fight, Drew McIntyre commented on a potential all-British wrestling clash with Fury.
"We've been talking about maybe making something happen for the past couple of years, obviously with everything on my plate right now I'm not focused on telling him 'let's do this thing' or 'let's make something happen',” the two-time WWE champion said earlier this week. "If he wants to do something after talking this trash over the last couple of years give us a call." Responding to Fury's retirement talk, McIntyre said: "I've heard him say this before as well. One day, if he keeps going like this he's going to be the boy that cried retirement.
“He'll be like [Conor] McGregor where he'll say 'I'm done, I've nothing else to prove' and then the next fight comes along and the money offer and they say 'maybe one more'. You've got him, the best in his world, vs Drew McIntyre, one of the best in my world. Together on home soil in the UK, that's going to draw attention not just from wrestling fans but fans outside of wrestling."
Fury last appeared in the WWE in 2019, facing Braun Strowman at the Crown Jewel event in October, and defeated the powerhouse by count-out. The pair then teamed up on the November 8 episode of Monday Night Raw in his hometown of Manchester and defeated the B-team, formed by Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel.
The last stadium pay-per-view event to emanate from the UK was SummerSlam in 1992, which took place at the old Wembley Stadium. Legends such as The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels performed on that day, and the main featured a superb encounter between Bret Hart and the British Bulldog, with the latter winning the intercontinental title in front of his raucous home crowd.
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