COVID-19 meant the usual post-WrestleMania media rounds were done over the phone, but that didn’t stop new WWE champion Drew McIntyre from setting up a crossover superfight.
It started during the Scot’s interview with TalkSport’s morning show. McIntyre was bantering with the hosts about fighting former footballer and current BT Sport analyst Chris Sutton, and finished his promo by warning Heavyweight boxing champ Tyson Fury he was coming for him.
“I know Tyson Fury’s on the show... he was talking trash about me!”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 6, 2020
“I’ve won the belt & after I’ve beat @Chris_Sutton73 I’m coming for Fury!”
WWE World Champion @DMcIntyreWWE calls out @Tyson_Fury!
We would love to see that! pic.twitter.com/QRCU3j1suO
Both Drew and Fury were guests on talkSport Breakfast today, so the Gypsy King may have just heard the comment and jumped on social media. But if his ready response has you wondering if WWE wasn’t involved, well...
On air, the boxer said “I beat one giant wrestler who’s bigger than Drew, Braun Strowman, knocked him clean out, I’m sure I’d do the same to our old Drew.”
Like he said, Fury’s already got a win over the new Universal champ. Can he run his record to 2 - 0 over WWE titleholders?
And before you scoff, keep in mind that if WWE does want to have a PPV in the UK when that sort of thing becomes possible again, a showdown like this between England and Scotland would be a hell of a way to do it.
I’d trust Drew to get a fun ten minutes out of the boxing star, too. It’d certainly be better than a Strowman rematch.