Drew McIntyre Further Fuels Speculation Of Match With Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury waving

In a recent interview, Drew McIntyre said the ball’s in the court of Tyson Fury over a prospective match, and that he’s ready to “smash him” if it happens.

Drew McIntyre and Tyson Fury have been at each other’s throats on social media for a long time, with many just waiting for the right stage for them to fight. With WWE confirming a UK stadium show in Wales for this September and Tyson Fury mentioning the possibility of him competing at SummerSlam following his win over Dillian Whyte, there’s now plenty of opportunity for something to happen.

After that win, Drew McIntyre has poured even more fuel on the fire over the pair finally meeting inside the squared circle later this year.

Speaking to Wales Online, McIntyre commended Fury on his victory, and said that whilst his main aim is winning the top gold in WWE again he’d be ready if the opportunity to fight ‘The Gypsy King’ arose.

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.

Drew McIntyre went on to discuss his previous two WWE Championship wins, and how he hopes to rectify those victories being in front of no fans soon.

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.

Whilst McIntyre gave credit to Fury over his past WWE appearances, he was quick to point out that Fury seems to disappear whenever a confrontation could happen.

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.