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Drew McIntyre: ‘Tyson Fury is stalking me’

In an exclusive interview with The Big Issue, WWE hotshot Drew McIntyre reveals plans for a celebratory homecoming

WWE superstar Drew McIntyre says he’s ready to fight boxer Tyson Fury in a “Battle of Britain”.

The Scottish wrestler thinks a match between himself and the boxing sensation could be the main event of the biggest WWE event in nearly three decades.

Tyson Fury is stalking me,” McIntyre told The Big Issue. “It’s the most bizarre sentence. I’d wake up every day and I’ve got another message on social media from Tyson Fury.

“Maybe I should answer him.”

McIntyre, two-time WWE champion and first ever British champion, said he already has big plans for a post-Covid celebration.

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“When things get back to normal, I can finally get back to the UK,” he said. “I haven’t been able to come back home and say, ‘yes, we did it!’”

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“When I’m able to win back my WWE title we’ll fly back home, get an open top bus at the top of Scotland. I’m going to make my way down Scotland, [and have a] big celebration all the way down into England. Get to Fury’s house, set ourselves up a little match. 

“It’s going to happen. The thing is he has a genuine love for wrestling and he’s such an entertainer, he gets it.

“I know we could do some fun business together. Probably some kind of Battle of Britain would be the theme.”

McIntyre, a protégéof Vince McMahon, says the WWE boss should make a UK pay-per-view event a priority and his Tyson Fury match should be at its heart.

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“The UK deserves a significant pay-per-view,” the wrestler said. “It’s such an incredible fanbase, a huge audience, they’re so passionate. There hasn’t been a huge show since 1992 when we sold out Wembley Stadium with over 80,000 people. I want to make that happen again, be that at Hampden or Ibrox or wherever it may be. Maybe Wembley again. 

“But if it takes myself and Tyson Fury to draw some outside eyeballs besides just the WWE fans – the new WWE fans, we’ll call them – I want to make it happen.”

This is an excerpt from an article in this week’s Big Issue magazine. To read the full interview, pick up a copy of the magazine from your local vendor, online or through the Big Issue app available in the Apple Store and Google Play.

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