COVID derailed Tyson Fury's WWE run.
Speaking with Behind The Gloves, the Gypsy King was asked about his 2019 Crown Jewel match with Braun Strowman and whether or not he wants to wrestle again. He shared that the plan was for him to appear at a few of WWE's biggest events, including a PPV in the United Kingdom, but the pandemic caused a change of plans. He said the following:
"I was supposed to go to SummerSlam last year and I was supposed to go to WrestleMania last year and then I was also supposed to fight Drew McIntyre in a PPV event in the UK, but none of that happened thanks to COVID. So COVID's cost me SummerSlam, Royal Rumble, PPV with Drew McIntyre, the [Deontay] Wilder rematch, and the [Anthony] Joshua fight. So thank you COVID [laughs]."
There has not been a main roster WWE PPV in the UK since Insurrextion 2003.
It was recently reported that Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are closing in on a fight agreement. The two British Heavyweights have yet to face each other.
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