Undefeated heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury faces WWE’s own Braun Strowman in singles action in just two weeks at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
Per SkyBet betting odds, Fury (1/6) is the undisputed favorite to win his WWE debut match at Crown Jewel while Strowman stands as the predictable underdog.
The Saudi Arabian bout is as easy as it gets for The Gypsy King – not only is the bald-headed athlete bound to walk away with a victory, but he’s going to take home a cool $15 million in the process.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Fury is set to earn a massive $15 million for his WWE debut, making him the most expensive celebrity to ever step foot in the ring.
Despite the bank Fury’s set to make with the Saudis Arabian show, there are concerns over his health.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported that promoters are worried about Fury opening up a serious cut against Strowman, thereby ruining his mega-money rematch against Deontay Wilder in February.
“The thing that they are worried about in the match is that cut opening up because he got the terrible, terrible cut in his last fight. You know if it opens up or something it might threaten the fight in February and that’s a huge, huge money fight. So, that’s one thing that he’s worried about, but he’s doing this.”
Fury suffered a gruesomely gashed eye in his last fight against Wilder and is still on the road to recovery. Whether the wound will heal in time is the biggest question at present.
Fans are comparing Fury vs Strowman to Floyd Mayweather vs The Big Show No Disqualification match at WrestleMania 24.
Fury is currently learning the basics at the WWE Performance Center and will hopefully put up a decent performance in his first wrestling match of his illustrious career.