Drew McIntyre might have gold in his sights but he says it wouldn’t take much to set his focus on boxing icon Tyson Fury and leave him “on his back wailing like a turtle” when WWE comes to the UK.
WWE announced earlier this year that they are bringing their first stadium show in thirty years to the UK when they invade the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales in September. Interest in the show has already surpassed that of WrestleMania with over one hundred thousand people expressing an interest in tickets for the premium live event.
Those who do attend could be in for a spectacle as Drew McIntyre has continued his war of words with heavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury.
Speaking to Wales Online McIntyre discussed Fury’s recent win over Dillian Whyte and his post-fight comments about WWE and says if he wants to get in the wrestling ring, then the ball is in The Gypsy King’s court:
“I was watching the fight as best as I could as I had a show in Reading, Pennsylvania. I predicted he’d win as he’s the better boxer. I didn’t expect a knockout, but he’s the best at what he does.”
“Then afterwards, he took the time to mention WWE, Cardiff, SummerSlam, and, of course, Drew McIntyre and talking about knocking me out. He can run his mouth all he wants. I appreciate it and the publicity, but he’s going to have to pick up the phone and make that call if he wants anything to happen. He can keep talking about me all he wants.”
“My goals right now are the WWE Championship and the Universal Championship and Roman Reigns. But if Tyson picks up the phone, maybe I could be distracted long enough to smash him. The ball’s in his court 100 percent.”
The two-time WWE Champion reiterated his desire to challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, especially considering his previous title wins happened in front of no fans due to the pandemic:
“You’ve got to go with the belts. The Fury thing would be a huge spectacle. Such a big name in his world and I’m a big name in our world, especially being the first ever British WWE champion. It would be a huge attraction match and I know I’d get a great match out of him. He works hard, he’s an entertainer and he’s got a passion for it. But at the same time, the dream was to become WWE champion one day, with tens of thousands of people screaming.”
“I did it at WrestleMania in front of zero people. I’m the only person in history to win the main event at WrestleMania, win the title at WrestleMania, and somehow have no fans there screaming. When I won it back, it was with virtual fans on screams.”
“Having the chance to win it in front of fans, it would be the perfect situation to face Roman on home soil and win it back. That would be pretty fricking cool. But, failing that, if Tyson wants to box me, I’ll take him down and he’ll be wailing around on his back like a turtle.”
Drew McIntyre gives Tyson Fury credit for his previous sojourns into WWE but adds that whenever he wants to confront the giant star, Fury somehow goes missing:
“He’s very friendly to everyone in WWE except me. He’s a 6ft 9in ninja. Whenever I go to hunt him down, he vanishes into thin air and then reappears in the middle of my matches. I saw him at the Thunderdome trying to get my attention. I wasn’t going to give him that. But he works hard at this. Whatever preconceptions people have of wrestling, try it and see how you feel the next day. I respect him for putting himself into it like that.”