Drew McIntyre has had a roller coaster 2020, as his face turn, followed by Royal Rumble win made him the top star of the company on Monday nights and secured him a title reign at WrestleMania, taking down Brock Lesnar himself.
As the face of the company, McIntyre has done his best to promote his brand wherever he goes.
McIntyre and boxing champion Tyson Fury exchanged several verbal jabs a few months ago, with the duo hinting at a possible match down the line. Fury made his debut inside a wrestling ring last year when he took down Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel.
Fury has expressed an interest in working for the company again in the near future, and McIntyre seems like a perfect opponent for him.
McIntyre appeared on the After the Bell podcast and talked about how he pushed for a UK PPV, which hasn’t happened in nearly three decades.
“I started poking some bears. I started going after Tyson Fury, Colby Covington, soccer player Chris Sutton in the UK, even Conor McGregor.”
“Tyson and I have been going back and forth to the point where we’re trying to push this big UK pay-per-view that hasn’t happened since SummerSlam ‘92.”
“a lot of people have started talking about it to the point where people within the office are asking me, ‘Do you know something we don’t know? Is this really gonna happen? Because you talk about it so much, yourself and Fury have got a dialogue going to the point where you’re both main eventing this Summerslam pay-per-view.’
McIntyre’s constant jabs at Fury led many individuals backstage to believe that a match between the two is already in the works for Summerslam, which wasn’t really the case.
McIntyre will be taking on Randy Orton with his WWE Championship on the line at SummerSlam this Sunday.