Despite the fact that there have been no fans at WWE shows during the Covid-19 pandemic, Drew McIntyre has made a great start to life as a world champion.
The Scot is the first British WWE world champion in history, succeeding where names like the British Bulldog and William Regal previously could not.
He defeated Seth Rollins in a banger of a match at Money in the Bank and has made the title feel important on the shows he has appeared, but there’s nothing like a crossover match to really hit the mainstream.
It appears as though Tyson Fury is the man that McIntyre is on a collision course with.
Fury is the current WBC heavyweight champion in the world of boxing, but he did compete in WWE last year when he defeated Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
His life has been dominated by talk of him facing Anthony Joshua to crown an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world as of late and will Deontay Wilder step aside to make it happen.
While no one quite knows that answer just yet – despite the fact that Eddie Hearn is kickstarting boxing again in his back garden of all places – Fury has been talking about McIntyre.
“Big shoutout to Drew McIntyre! He’s been calling me out, Big Drew has. He don’t wanna catch one of them left hooks because his legs will betray him. Like Braun Strowman’s did!
“That’s another guy I’d take tips off – Drew McIntyre. He’s 6-foot-6, but he’s chiseled! I want to fight him but he’s got a good body!”
McIntyre, who has previously said he would like to face Fury, responded to him on Twitter.
“Always nice hearing from my biggest fan, Tyson Fury! Maybe I’ll join you on Instagram for a workout, give you some tips and then one day we can talk business.”
Fury has expressed an interest in McIntyre in the past in addition to facing Brock Lesnar. WWE’s originally intended to use Fury against Lesnar, but Cain Velasquez’s availability and their UFC history saw them hold off.
The common denominator between Fury’s interest in both Lesnar and McIntyre is the WWE title. Vince McMahon would sure love a boxing world champion competing for a wrestling world title, wouldn’t he?