Wrestling fans seemingly haven’t seen the last of Tyson Fury in a WWE ring.
On October 28th Fury is set to step into the ring against UFC star Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia. Ngannou will be making his boxing debut in the bout, and it will count as an official professional contest, however, Fury’s WBC Heavyweight Title won’t be on the line.
Following the crossover event, Fury is due to finally fight WBA, WBO, and IBF Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk, although no date for the bout has been set. If and when the pair meet in the ring, the winner will be declared the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the world — the first since 1999.
Despite these huge events being on the horizon, Fury seemingly still has one eye on returning to WWE. During a new interview with Sports Illustrated, the star was asked when he could return to the sports entertainment giant when his boxing career is over.
The self-styled “Gypsy King” admitted that his boxing career can’t go on forever, and there is still “lots of opportunity” in WWE.
“I’ve been doing this for 15 years, which is a long time. I know it won’t last forever. And it’s true, I’ve had a few good stints in WWE. There is still a lot of opportunity there.”
Reflecting on appearing at Clash At The Castle in September 2022, Fury described the experience as “amazing” but said his focus remains on boxing — at least for now.
“It’s an amazing experience there,” said Fury. “At the moment, I’m very busy with boxing. I’m still active and on top of my chosen profession, so this is where my focus will be. After that, we’ll see.”
Has Tyson Fury Wrestled In WWE?
Tyson Fury made his first WWE appearance back in October 2019 on an episode of SmackDown, setting up a match with Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel. At the event, Fury won via count-out, reportedly making almost £12 million in the process.
Fury made another appearance on SmackDown in November, but after that, he wouldn’t appear on WWE television again until September 2022. At Clash At The Castle, Fury and his family were seated at ringside as Drew McIntyre took on Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title.
Partway through the match Austin Theory ran to the ring to try and cash in his Money In The Bank contract, however he was laid out by Fury.
After the match — which McIntyre lost — Fury sang “American Pie” arm in arm with the Scottish star.