Tyson Fury while appearing at WWE’s “Clash at the Castle” announced his opponent will be named next week.
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (32-0-1) is in the news again, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. He has retired and unretired quite a few times and, lately, called for a fight with unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0) to be signed within seven days. On Thursday, Fury announced he would be ringside at WWE’s “Clash at the Castle” event, which was held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, earlier today. Specifically, he would be on hand to watch Scotland’s Drew McIntyre go up against the undisputed WWE champion Roman Reigns.
This union between Fury and the WWE should not surprise anyone as they have a “speed dating” type of relationship. Fury hasn’t fully committed to them, but there have been casual conversations since his debut in 2019. In October of that same year, Fury popped up on Monday Night Raw and confronted WWE superstar Braun Strowman after being stared down a few days earlier on the FOX show Smackdown. On Raw, the two got into it, and this set up a match between them that would take place at an event called “Crown Jewel” in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, months before the global pandemic was in full effect.
When the match occurred on Halloween, there wasn’t much to expect from Fury, as it was the first time he dipped his toes into this form of entertainment. But after watching the match, everyone was impressed with the Brit, and he was trending all over social media before and after the fight for his efforts. This was supposed to lead to Fury having another huge event with the WWE, but COVID happened, and all of those plans were squashed.
Tyson Fury was in attendance for WWE’s “Clash at the Castle” event.
Some time passed, and the heavyweight champion didn’t bring it up until this past April when he knocked out Dillian Whyte (28-2). After the fight, he announced his retirement and flirted with the idea of doing something with the WWE again. That was the first indication that the concept of having another match was still in his mind. Before he said that, he would have back-and-forth exchanges on social media with the proud Scotsman Drew McIntyre, which led everyone to believe that something was coming. Still, no one was really sure as Fury is a spontaneous person and goes with what he feels is right at the moment. A few weeks ago, a wrestling event was announced in Cardiff that Fury would attend, which happened to be on the same day as the Clash at the Castle, so it seemed like a Fury announcement was imminent.
During the event earlier today, Fury was announced by WWE to be in attendance, and when the cameras were placed on him, he was received with a loud ovation. With everyone wondering what his involvement would be during the main event, at a point in the match, WWE’s Austin Theory ran down the aisle, hoping to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase as both Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre appeared to be vulnerable. When Theory gave the referee the briefcase, he was met by a Fury right hand which knocked him out and sent the 60,000 plus in attendance into a frenzy. Once the match was over, Fury climbed into the ring, stared down Reigns for a few minutes, and then shook his hand.
During the post-fight press conference, Fury spoke about the event and took the opportunity to announce that next week, he will reveal his opponent and fight date. The undisputed fight against Usyk would be preferred, but he has some undisclosed injuries, so if Fury wants to fight this year, it will have to be against someone else. Once again, we will wait and see who ends up being Fury’s next opponent within the next seven days.