Tyson Fury doesn’t seem that interested in a WWE return based on some recent comments he made.
In one week’s time on October 28th in Saudi Arabia, Tyson Fury will have a boxing match with UFC great Francis Ngannou. It will be an official boxing match, but Fury’s WBC Heavyweight Title won’t be on the line.
From there, Fury will likely be fighting WBA, WBO, and IBF Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk. A fight has been agreed to, but they haven’t set a date yet. It will be the first time somebody will be declared the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World since 1999.
While Fury is a championship boxer, he also has some history in WWE as well. At WWE Crown Jewel 2019, Fury beat Braun Strowman in a match where Fury won by countout. Shortly after that on Smackdown, Fury worked with Strowman to beat up The B Team (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel) to show that everything was cool with them.
In an interview with ESPN, Tyson Fury didn’t seem that optimistic about a future in WWE.
“WWE’s too hard for me. Boxing is much easier than WWE. It’s very physical and taxing on the body. WWE, getting slammed on the floor and all that sort of stuff. I’d rather move around the ring and dodge punches.”
Tyson Fury also believes he has opportunities in WWE
Those comments from Fury differ from what he told Sports Illustrated earlier this week:
“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.”
That means he went from saying in one interview that WWE was too hard for him and in another interview he said there are still opportunities in WWE. It sounds like he hasn’t completely closed the door on a WWE return, but he’s obviously going to focus on boxing more.