Drew McIntyre Wants a Battle of Britain Against Pro Boxer Tyson Fury on a WWE PPV

Published 09/19/2021, 9:05 AM EDT


The WWE Universe loves to see exhibition matches between WWE wrestlers and athletes from different sports. The fans saw the athleticism ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey brought to the WWE roster. Similarly, Drew McIntyre wants to face a two-time world heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury aka ‘The Gypsy King’.

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Now, Tyson Fury is no stranger from performing in front of the WWE Universe. He did it in 2019 when WWE booked the boxing legend against the ex-WWE superstar, Braun Strowman.

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Drew McIntyre wants to face Tyson Fury

Speaking with Kenny McIntosh of Inside The Ropes, the former WWE Champion expressed his desire to face ‘The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury in a one-on-one exhibition match inside the squared circle in the United Kingdom.

McIntyre even termed the match as the ‘Battle of Britain’ and believes the crowd would pay their every buck to watch the ‘once in a lifetime’ match.

“I don’t think we necessarily need it, but for something within the UK to kinda get the eyeballs on the product, that maybe aren’t watching WWE right now, the lapsed fans, to say ‘wait a minute, Tyson Fury’s fighting that big wrestler who won the WWE title from Scotland – yeah, I want to pay attention to that’.”

“You could bill it as the Battle of Britain or whatever, just something like that at the top of the card. I could imagine that would be something awesome to draw those outside eyeballs,”

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 25: Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury works out in front of Los Angeles media in advance of his highly anticipated WBC Heavyweight World Championship against undefeated WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder on December 1at Churchill Boxing Club on October 25, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

Week-long festival > One-night thing?

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McIntyre further explained what vision he has for his matchup against Tyson Fury. He said that it should not be a ‘one-night thing, rather it should be a week-long festival.

Where both the fighters would appear during the weigh-ins and the camera should document the preparation of McIntyre and ‘The Gypsy King’.

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Undoubtedly, seeing the two top guys of their respective sports will be a treat for the capacity crowd in the UK.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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