As reported by Inside The Ropes in October, Tyson Fury was supposed to face off against then-WWE Champion Drew McIntyre at a UK pay-per-view in 2020, which has now been confirmed by The Gypsy King himself.
Speaking with Behind The Gloves, Fury would reveal how he was meant to be at WrestleMania, SummerSlam and a United Kingdom PPV – where he’d fight Drew McIntyre.
“I was supposed to go to SummerSlam last year and I was supposed to go to WrestleMania last year and then I was also supposed to fight Drew McIntyre in a PPV event in the UK, but none of that happened thanks to COVID. So COVID’s cost me SummerSlam, Royal Rumble, PPV with Drew McIntyre, the [Deontay] Wilder rematch, and the [Anthony] Joshua fight. So thank you COVID [laughs].”
Inside The Ropes had previously reported how WWE wanted Drew McIntyre vs Tyson Fury for the WWE Title to headline a UK pay-per-view in 2020.
“Sources say WWE was keen to capitalise on McIntyre becoming the first-ever British world champion in the company and the hunger of the UK fanbase for a big-time pay-per-view.”
A WWE pay-per-view in the United Kingdom has long been rumoured, with that speculation rapidly progressing following the company’s move to BT Sport in 2020 and Drew McIntyre making history as the first-ever Scottish and British WWE Champion. Thus far, there has not been a main roster WWE PPV in the UK since Insurrextion 2003.