Drew McIntyre and Tyson Fury are still looking to have a wrestling match against each other.
WWE wanted to have the two stars wrestle for the WWE Title in the main event of a UK pay-per-view in 2020 as WWE talked to both men about the idea. Fury previously confirmed that he was supposed to appear at WrestleMania 36 as well.
While the match has yet to happen, McIntyre is confident that it will happen. He opened up on this match and his vision for what they would do leading up to it while speaking with Inside The Ropes.
“I mean we’re going back and forth with each other. The idea is out there, I don’t want to go into too much detail, but it’s basically when the pandemic situation happened it was a case of where I was gonna put a pin in it for now and come back later because something like that can ignite at any second. The UK pay-per-view idea that’s not something that’s ever gone away for me, that’s happening one way or another.
For more, I don’t think we necessarily need it, but for something within the UK they kind of get the eyeballs that maybe aren’t watching WWE right now with a lapsed fan to say ‘wait a minute, Tyson Fury is fighting that big wrestler that won the WWE Title from Scotland, yeah I want to kind of pay attention to that,’ and like bill it as a battle of Britain or whatever. Just something like that at the top of the card I’d imagine that would be awesome to draw those outside eyeballs and really make a spectacle of the week. I don’t see it as a one-night event for the UK, It’s a one-week event.”
McIntyre would like to see weigh-ins and training videos throughout the week to further build. He thinks WWE could realistically have a Raw vs. SmackDown pay-per-view in the UK with himself vs. Fury in the main event and he knows it would sell out especially since pro wrestling currently has a buzz around it. McIntyre thinks it would be appropriate to happen next year.
You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below (quotes can be found at the 4-minute mark):