We’re not done yet. It has been a rather interesting month for WWE with more things going on than any other promotion. In addition to the Draft, WWE moved SmackDown over to FOX and had a major show in Saudi Arabia. Both of those shows included a pair of mainstream sports celebrities getting involved, with former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez challenging Brock Lesnar for the WWE Title and heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury facing Braun Strowman. Velasquez signed a three year deal with WWE, but what about Fury?
As announced on WWE.com, Fury will be appearing on this week’s episode of SmackDown, which will be taking place in his hometown of Manchester, England. It is also mentioned that Strowman, who Fury defeated at Crown Jewel via countout, will be there as well, likely to face off against Fury again. There is no word on any further matches for Fury, though he has expressed interest in wrestling again down the line. Fury’s next boxing match has yet to be scheduled, though he is expected to face Deontay Wilder in a rematch at some point in 2020, meaning any long term wrestling plans would be unlikely.
Strowman and Fury had a pretty heated rivalry. Check out some of what went down between the two of them:
Opinion: I’m really not sure if I need to see this again. Their match at Crown Jewel was hardly the best, though that isn’t to be blamed on either of them as Fury isn’t a wrestler and Strowman is hardly the one to carry someone in their first match. That being said, what they did should pretty much cover everything they need to do. This isn’t a story that needs a rematch, though maybe they are going to bury the hatchet in Fury’s hometown. Strowman certainly doesn’t need to get beaten up again, though I’m not sure WWE sees the problem with it.
What did you think of their match? Do you want to see Fury wrestle again? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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