Fury says his promoter was angry at learning about his WWE match
By Kenneth Friedman: Tyson Fury says his promoter was blindsided when he told them that he was taking part in a WWE match later this month on October 31. Fury, who holds the lineal heavyweight title, has a bad cut that he sustained in his last fight against Otto Wallin last month on September 14. Fury sustained a MASSIVE cut that required 47 stitches to close up.
With a cut that bad, it’s highly risky for Fury to be taking part in a professional wrestling match, which will likely involve a lot of close contact with a wrestler that is listed at over 300 pounds.
Despite the still healing cut, Fury is scheduled to face professional wrestler Braun Strowman on October 31 at the Crown Jewel card in Saudi Arabia.
Fury says his promoter was mad at learning of his WWE match
“I wanted it to be a big surprise. He was mad. He was quite pissed to be fair,” said Fury via ESPNMMA about his promoter Frank Warren. ‘This is a really bad idea. What happens if the cut reopens?’ I said, ‘What happens if I get run over by a bus?'”
Fury has a scheduled rematch against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in February. So if Fury’s cut reopened during his likely physical match-up against the 6’8″ Strowman. This is a risky match for Fury to take. It’s not boxing, but there’s still a chance that that Fury’s still healing cut will be reopened during the match. Whether Fury cares about that is unknown.
The 31-year-old Fury is obviously getting paid well to take part in the Strowman fight, but the timing for the match is bad. Wilder might not be too pleased if Fury’s cut is reopened, because it’ll put his career on hold potentially if his rematch is postponed for a number of months. If Fury’s cut is reopened during the WWE match on October 31, it’s impossible to know whether that would lead to his fight with Wilder being delayed.
Moving Wilder vs. Fury rematch back might be best option
With Fury taking part in a risky WWE match against Strowman, it might be wise for him to try and move his rematch with Wilder to June or July of 2020. Even if Fury’s cut doesn’t reopen during the WWE match, it would give him more time to heal before facing Wilder. Having a cut that required 47 stitches to heal is a major thing to deal with. If Fury is going to be putting his rematch with Wilder at risk by taking part in wrestling matches, then it might be smart to move it to later next year.