Tyson Fury is set to appear at WWE Smackdown Live in his hometown of Manchester tonight as he conjures up an ambitious plan to take on Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, the pinnacle of the sport.
The Lineal heavyweight champion told Corey Graves on his podcast ‘WWE After the Bell’:
“Hopefully you see me in the ring again and I want to fight Brock Lesnar next. One clip from the Gypsy King and Lesnar will wake up in Tokyo,”
He continued: “Who knows? It might happen at WrestleMania in Florida.
“Big shout-outs to Vince McMahon and everyone who works at WWE.”
Before WrestleMania 36, which takes place on the April 5, Fury will have hoped to end his saga with Deontay Wilder once and for all. The pair are scheduled to meet on February 22, a date that the Brit keeps repeating, although no deal has been agreed as of yet.
Fury’s debut in WWE must be viewed as a success as he travelled over to Saudi Arabia to beat Braun Strowman at the Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia. Fury is reported to have scooped $11m for his month of work with WWE, so you can see why he has left the possibility of another match open.
As if two disciplines was not enough to keep Fury occupied, he has also said he will venture into MMA, tweeting Francis Ngannou: “I'll deal with you and all the other MMA heavyweights when I’m done with my boxing fights, it won’t be long to wait! Then I’ll show you how we roll.”
Fury certainly appears to be keeping himself busy, but all of this extra activity could take something away from his boxing training if he makes a return to his sport in 2020.