- Tyson Fury made his WWE debut at Friday Night SmackDown’s grand premiere on FOX earlier this month
- WWE announced that he’ll face Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel on Oct. 31st
- What does The Gypsy King’s WWE future hold going into 2020?
The powers that be at WWE are no strangers to hosting professional fighters in their world of sports entertainment. Mike Tyson and Floyd “Money” Mayweather have played key roles at WrestleMania over the past two decades, and at Crown Jewel on October 31st, undefeated heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury will join that elite list when he steps inside the squared circle for a match with SmackDown Superstar Braun Strowman.
The build for the bout began on SmackDown’s heavily touted FOX premiere on October 4th when Strowman and Fury nearly came to blows at ringside. Following a brawl that ensued between the two the next week on Raw, rumors ran rampant regarding WWE potentially pitting them against each other for the company’s upcoming event in Saudi Arabia on Halloween night.
Sure enough, Fury and Strowman signed the contract to make their match official earlier this week, giving the show a major attraction in the process. Considering Fury has yet to lose a boxing match, it’d be silly to think that he’d lose to someone with as many losses as Strowman (a notion most fans apparently agree according to the current betting odds), but the real question is what Fury’s future with WWE holds beyond his projected win at Crown Jewel. MyBookie has posted a number of prop bets on that subject …
Will Tyson Fury Enter the Ring at WrestleMania 36?
*All odds taken October 20
Fury isn’t just another athlete interested in a WWE run for the money; he is legitimately a fan of pro wrestling and has reportedly been making strides at the Performance Center while training for his fight with Strowman. In other words, there is a real chance he sticks around beyond Crown Jewel, even though the odds indicate otherwise.
Assuming his outing against Strowman in Saudi Arabia is a success, Fury could very well get the itch to wrestle more matches for WWE. WrestleMania 36 would be the perfect place to host his next bout, depending on what his fighting schedule looks like in the first few months of 2020.
As of now, a majority of fans aren’t putting their money on Fury returning for WrestleMania in the spring after he likely puts down The Monster Among Men at Crown Jewel. This is a rare occasion where it might be smart to go against the grain, because as noted, Fury is a documented WWE fan and has already shown tremendous progression with his wrestling skills.
Even if it isn’t for another matchup, Fury could still show up at WrestleMania, be called into the ring from the crowd and get physical with someone. Ronda Rousey did exactly that alongside The Rock at WrestleMania 31 and therefore it shouldn’t be written off as a possibility with The Gypsy King, either.
Will Tyson Fury Win a WWE Title Before the End of 2020?
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Some members of the WWE Universe are willing to take Fury’s appearances over the past month one step further by predicting that he’ll be holding gold in the company within the next year.
The incredibly lopsided odds say it all: the chances of Fury reigning as a champion in WWE any time soon are slim to none.
Fury is having fun with wrestling at the moment and is expected to make bank from the bout with Braun Strowman. However, he has to know that he’s too big of a name in boxing to consider making a full-time jump to WWE.
His Crown Jewel clash with Strowman could make major headlines for WWE and may even exceed the expectations of fans, but the company already has enough talent they aren’t doing enough with to start focusing on a mainstream star with minimal experience in wrestling.
In short, anyone worried Fury will continue “stealing” the spotlight from WWE’s active roster after Crown Jewel, shouldn’t be. It’s far more likely Fury will be a champion again in boxing before he captures a championship in WWE, but then again, stranger things have happened.
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