Tyson Fury will make his WWE debut at the Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on Halloween night, the organization announced Friday.
Fury, 31, will fight Braun Strowman. The two have already started a feud during Fury’s two recent appearances on WWE Smackdown and Raw. Fury is a boxing heavyweight champion coming off a unanimous decision victory against Otto Wallin last month.
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They traded barbs at the announcement, via the BBC:
"I fear no man. I am going to knock Strowman out,” Fury said.
"Tyson heed my warning. In the WWE, we don't wear gloves,” said Strowman, who was born Adam Scherr.
He added: "You are climbing into my world. You are a household name and when these hands put you down for good, the whole world will remember who the monster among men Braun Strowman is."
Fury is not expected to stay in WWE, per ESPN, though his camp is reportedly concerned he’ll open a cut over his right eye during the match. He’s expected to fight Deontay Wilder next year.
Triple H, a wrestler and WWE executive, told BBC the Crown Jewel would "bring the worlds of UFC, boxing and WWE together in a way that only the WWE can.” Joining them at the event is WWE champion Brock Lesnar, who will take on Cain Velasquez. Lesnar and Velasquez are former UFC heavyweight champions, and Velasquez reportedly signed a multi-year deal with WWE.
The Crown Jewel is part of a controversial 10-year deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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