Tyson Fury is making a (Gypsy) King's ransom for his WWE debut. That's precisely why he believes his slated rematch with Deontay Wilder next February could be in serious jeopardy.
When asked if his clash with Braun Strowman at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on Oct. 31 could alter his Feb. 22 rematch with Wilder, the lineal heavyweight champion of the world flat out said "there’s a hell of a chance of that," as reported by The Daily Mail.
The same outlet reported that Fury is pocketing $15 million for the WWE match. With the number being that high, there's reason to believe that Fury might want to stick around the WWE squared circle. In fact, Fury himself is already bringing up the other two big names on the Crown Jewel card.
"Who knows what lies beneath? Maybe (Cain) Velasquez, maybe (Brock) Lesnar," Fury said, teasing that he'd possibly fight the winner of Lesnar vs. Velasquez after tangling with Strowman.
Fury now saying his rematch with Wilder is in doubt serves as a change of tune after telling Sporting News just last week that he doesn't feel like his WWE debut will alter the highly-anticipated boxing bout in any way.
Things between Fury and Strowman got heated on "WWE Raw" when the towering fighters came face-to-face for an official contract signing for the pay-per-view event. After listening to Strowman vow that he'll hand Fury his first loss ever, the "Gypsy King" returned fire by predicting a knockout of "The Monster Among Men."
"I'm not out of my element in any ring," Fury told Strowman on Monday night. "And you know the best thing about it? I'm going to prove that at the Crown Jewel, when the heavyweight champion steps into your ring, you're going to be looking up off your back because I'm going to knock — you — out!"
Strowman didn't take kindly to Fury's words, as he proceeded to stand up and destroy the table between them. Ever the comedian, Fury responded by snapping the pen that he signed the contract with in half, although he struggled to do so.
Prior to Fury's KO prediction, Strowman made it clear that the WWE squared circle is his domain — and that Oct. 31 will be a long day for the "Gypsy King."
"You're stepping into my world," Strowman. "I'm going to pick you up and slam you in the middle of that ring and give you your first loss ever. And you want to know the funny thing about it? There ain't a damn thing you could do about it because on October 31, you're going to get these hands!"