Tyson Fury reveals major WWE plans cancelled due to Covid pandemic including massive UK stadium show

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Tyson Fury has revealed some major WWE plans he had in place before the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc.

The boxing star – who made his in-ring wrestling debut against Braun Strowman in Saudi Arabia in November 2019 – has made no secret of his desire to return to Vince McMahon’s company, and he exchanged plenty of words with Drew McIntyre over social media last year.

In turns out this was more than just empty threats, as WWE was apparently looking into getting the Gypsy King on board for for a couple of major events – including a massive UK stadium show.

Speaking to Behind the Gloves, Fury said: ‘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.’

Meanwhile, WWE legend Triple H previously made it clear how much Fury fit in with the company when he faced Braun Strowman in Saudi Arabia at Crown Jewel on Halloween last year, and went on to appear on SmackDown in Manchester the following month.

In fact, it seems the Gypsy King may even have fancied a pro wrestling career before he took over the world of combat sport.

‘Yeah, I think there’s thoughts out there of a lot of things with Tyson Fury. He had a blast working with us,’ Triple H added.

‘It’s funny, one of the things that I learned with him doing the press for the other time he worked for us is that in his mind as a kid, he saw himself being a WWE superstar, not a boxer.

‘The entertainment side of it, that showmanship side of him is in front. So I think he would love to do something more with us. He’d love to do a bigger thing.’

Meanwhile, any WWE fans worrying about a potential world title run for the boxer – almost definitely destined to be a special attraction rather than a full time roster member – needn’t be too concerned.

The Game noted at the time: ‘I think he understands the entertainment value. This is not, for him, about “I need to be the champion, or I need to be this or that.” ‘

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