Tyson Fury Wants WWE Clash at the Castle 2 Match; Eyes Drew McIntyre

Mike Chiari@@mikechiariFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 31, 2023

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Tyson Fury celebrates after defeating Derek Chisora, during their WBC heavyweight championship fight, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 03, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)
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World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury is eyeing a return to WWE in hopes of competing for the undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

In a conversation with Tom Ward of Give Me Sport, Fury mentioned his desire to work with WWE again in the near future, saying, "I'm hoping to get back in there soon."

Fury noted that WWE is planning to do a second Clash at the Castle premium live event "soon," and said he would like to compete for the world title, especially if Roman Reigns vacates it, since it would then potentially allow him to face Drew McIntyre with the championship on the line.

The first Clash at the Castle event was held at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, in September, and it was a rousing success, as WWE billed the attendance at over 60,000 fans.

In the main event, Reigns put the undisputed WWE Universal Championship on the line against Scotland's own McIntyre, and while the fans were firmly behind McIntyre, Reigns retained thanks to help from the debuting Solo Sikoa.

Fury sat ringside for the match, and when Austin Theory attempted to cash in his Money in the Bank contract, Fury knocked him out.

Following McIntyre's loss, Fury got into the ring, and in an attempt to console him, they sang a duet of American Pie to the crowd.

In the months and years prior, Fury and McIntyre had traded shots on Twitter, and it turns out that it was because they had been teasing a potential match that never came to fruition.

Fury did an interview with Behind The Gloves (h/t WrestlingInc.com's Joshua Gagnon) in 2021, and in it, he divulged that he was supposed to appear at both WrestleMania and SummerSlam in 2020 and have a match against McIntyre at a premium live event in the United Kingdom.

The COVID-19 pandemic changed things significantly, however, and a U.K. premium live event ultimately didn't take place until 2022.

Things are back to normal now, meaning Fury vs. McIntyre is possible, although Reigns remains the WWE universal champion, so a match between Fury and McIntyre would perhaps have to be done without any titles involved.

Also, Fury is working on a potential boxing match against Oleksandr Usyk in the spring, with the winner becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion, so any talk of a return to WWE may have to be put on hold at least until after that bout occurs.

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