According to Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE wants to book Drew McIntyre in a match against Tyson Fury, but they are unclear when exactly the clash is going to take place.
Both McIntyre and Fury have been building the feud on social media, but reports indicate that Tyson is reluctant to agree to a date for the match. WWE wanted it to take place in Saudi Arabia, but that likely won’t be happening any time soon due to COVID:
McIntyre has also been discussed for a major match with boxing world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, which both have pushed in social media. We were told this week that Fury has not committed to a date for that. With Saudi Arabia not announced for later this year yet, due to COVID, that would have been the most likely place for such a bout.
The report notes that some people within WWE thought that the Edge vs. Randy Orton feud that has reportedly been planned doesn’t need the WWE Championship, so wanted McIntyre to retain at Hell in a Cell:
Orton’s title win, clean with an RKO, was really the big story of the show. It’s been known for some time that the WrestleMania plan is Orton vs. Edge, originally an I Quit match although with an I Quit match on this show, perhaps the stipulation will change. Having it be for the title was always discussed and at one point was the plan. But others felt McIntyre should be campion and an Orton-Edge match doesn’t need the title
This comes after another report emerged this week suggesting that some people were surprised with WWE’s decision to have Randy Orton dethrone Drew McIntyre as WWE Champion last weekend.
While he might not be a massive name in the US, it’s undeniable that Tyson Fury is one of the UK’s biggest sporting stars. For my money, instead of Saudi Arabia, it’d be interesting to see McIntyre vs. Fury in the UK, once travel restrictions allow for it.