WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre recently appeared on the Gorilla Position podcast. The WWE Champion would discuss a number of topics from his recent career, including his WrestleMania win against Brock Lesnar and the ‘outside’ athletes who continue to challenge the Scottish Superstar.
One of the athletes constantly challenging McIntyre is Boxing Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury. Fury recently stated “big shoutout to Drew McIntyre! He’s been calling me out, Big Drew has. He don’t wanna catch one of them left hooks because his legs will betray him. Like Braun Strowman’s did!”
McIntyre would then not only respond to the challenge laid out Fury, but he would raise the stakes and ask for a ‘Battle of Britain’ match against the Gypsy King. “He will not, he will not” McIntyre began, discussing on the podcast how he will not be ‘left alone’ by Fury.
“He’s a smart man is Tyson Fury, he gets it” McIntyre continued. “WWE is a global company in 800 million homes, 180 countries, different languages and over a billion social media followers. So you get us in the ring for a big Battle of Britain match one day? Get a UK pay-per-view out of it? I’m all about it.”
The idea of a UK PPV for WWE has been on the cards for the last few years. Although NXT and NXT UK have held shows in the United Kingdom, WWE’s ‘main roster’ has not had a major PPV event from England since SummerSlam 1992 in Wembley Stadium. There have been UK-only PPV shows such as Mayhem In Manchester, Insurrextion and Rebellion, but these are generally regarded as ‘house show like’ and not part of the main WWE ‘canon’ so to speak.
With a potential fight with Anthony Joshua to tie up Fury this match might be a way out. But, if it does go ahead with the potentially Unified Boxing Heavyweight Champion and WWE Champion? It could be a major PPV draw.