That could have been interesting. Throughout its history, wrestling has drawn athletes from other sports into its ranks. It makes sense, as wrestling needs to keep its rosters fresh and bringing in other sports’ stars can help make the process easier. In recent years, mixed martial arts has served as a pipeline to wrestling, with several stars coming from the sport. Now a new story is being told about how an MMA fighter/wrestler almost had to prove himself.
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Back at Crown Jewel 2019, world boxing champion Tyson Fury made his in-ring wrestling debut, defeating Braun Strowman via countout. Brock Lesnar was also on the show, where he defeated former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez to retain the WWE Title. During a 2019 interview with Fury’s brother Tommy, IFL TV host Kugan Cassius revealed that one of Tyson’s corner men nearly got in a backstage fight with Lesnar.
The corner man, Tim Allcock, was allegedly staring at Lesnar in the corridor, prompting Lesnar to ask what he was looking at. Allcock asked if Lesnar was looking for a fight, though nothing came from it. After the incident, a complaint was reportedly made about Allcock, though it is not clear what came of it. Tyson has not wrestled for WWE again since, though he did appear at Clash At The Castle in Wales.
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Opinion: This is the kind of thing that would not surprise me, but at the end of the day, Lesnar is a force all to himself. It would have been an interesting fight, but with Lesnar’s background, it would take a special kind of person to give him a real problem. That being said, it certainly makes for a good story and Tommy seemed interested in seeing what would have happened, so maybe there was something there.
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