WWE Champion Drew McIntyre was going to put his title on-the-line in a “Cross-Over Dream Match” against lineal boxing heavyweight champion and the reigning WBC heavyweight title-holder Tyson Fury at a special WWE United Kingdom pay-per-view event.
And then the Coronavirus hit.
The report notes that the two Brits were approached by WWE for the super showdown, with the intention of building up the company’s already large U.K. fanbase with two hometown heroes.
This is apparently the reason for the social media feud that McIntyre and Fury have been building, which began shortly after McIntyre was crowned WWE Champion with his victory over another crossover athlete, Brock Lesnar, at WrestleMania 36.
Originally, the British Government had intended for fans to return to live sporting and entertainment events — including stadium shows — by October, however the continued spread of COVID-19 ended up forcing the cancellation of these plans.
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FURY vs MCINTYRE in BOXING vs WWE Dream Match
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UPDATE: Real reason for back-and-forth trash-talk between #DrewMcIntyre & #TysonFury — plans in place for “#WWE vs. #BOXING CROSSOVER DREAM MATCH”, likely at next year’s #WrestleMania (#WrestlingTwitter, #MMATwitter, #BoxingTwitter)
— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) October 7, 2020