Drew McIntyre has spoken about the possibility of a clash with Tyson Fury and opened up about his vision for a UK pay-per-view.
It looked like McIntyre and Fury were on a collision course last year but, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE had to cancel their plans for a trilogy of matches between the pair which were set to culminate in a bout at a UK pay-per-view event.
“I mean we’re going back and forth with each other, the idea’s out there, I mean I don’t want to go into too much details but it’s basically when the pandemic situation happened, it was a case of ‘put a pin in it for now, and come back to it later’, because something like that can ignite any second and the UK pay-per-view idea, that’s not something that’s ever going away for me, that’s happening one way or another and for me.”
McIntyre went on to talk about his vision for a feud with Tyson Fury, saying that it could be billed as the “Battle of Britain” and feature a week-long event in the UK.
“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, and really make a spectacle of the week – I don’t see it as a one-night event for the UK pay-per-view, I see it as a week event, I see it as like weigh-ins and training videos, myself and Tyson throughout the week. This is again, just a vision I have in my head and leading to that inevitable UK pay-per-view, but realistically you could have one with the RAW and SmackDown rosters right now and I know it would sell out, I know it would be amazing, I know it would be talked about for years.”
The last major pay-per-view to take place in the UK was the 1992 SummerSlam, which happened in Wembley Stadium in London. The two-time WWE Champion said he sees the 30th anniversary of the event as a great time for a UK pay-per-view to be held again.
“See SummerSlam ’92, how many years is that we’re coming up for now? 30 years, what more appropriate time than to do it next bloody year. It’s happening, one way or another it’s happening, like that’s just my vision right now and the match right now I saw, but with the roster we’ve got right now, wrestling’s got such a buzz again right now in general. I feel good about our current roster doing it and if it’s me and Fury then good because I get to batter him.”
McIntyre finished off by claiming that the ‘Gypsy King’s been “ducking” him, and when he did see him, his family were there and he didn’t want to beat Tyson Fury up in front of his kids.
“I’ve been talking about battering him for a while and he’s ducking me. He was at one of our shows, he literally avoided me the whole time, and I didn’t go out of my way to go and get him because his family were there and I didn’t want to smack him around in front of his kids.”
Drew McIntyre will be part of WWE’s UK Tour from September 19-22. The tour will be a homecoming for McIntyre as he will return to Scotland for the first time in 18 months, and he will face Jinder Mahal in a match billed as a ‘Glasgow Street Fight’ on September 22nd.
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