While Kamaru Usman was seated alongside Georges St Pierre at UFC Paris, Leon Edwards was rubbing eblows with pro wrestling’s biggest superstars at Clash at the Castle.
There, Tyson Fury made a comeback.
After his last bout against WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte, former two-time heavyweight boxing champion Fury made his retirement announcement. Before announcing that he would be putting away his gloves, Fury put on a commanding display and achieved a nasty TKO finish.
Fury made an unexpected visit at the WWE Clash at the Castle this past Saturday, interrupting the planned events of the evening’s main event. At Principality Stadium in Cardiff, he defeated professional wrestler Austin Theory, who was trying to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase, in front of a raucous crowd.
When competing against Roman Reigns, the undisputed WWE universal champion, English wrestling prodigy Drew McIntyre had a difficult time. Theory attempted to use the briefcase to cash in on his quick title shot when they were competing for the championship.
Fury, who was watching from ringside, saw the opportunity. He delivered a brutal right hand to knock down Theory as he hurried to the ring with a referee.
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McIntyre, who had been able to recover, then used a Claymore to knock Reigns to the ground. To stop Reigns from losing, Solo Sikao, a cousin of The Head of the Table, intervened by removing the referee from the ring. Reigns was able to hit McIntyre with a Spear.
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Before praising his countryman, Tyson Fury praised Reigns and assisted McIntyre in standing back up. He argued that McIntyre represented his nation with pride, and to prove it, he sang out his own version of the song American Pie while the audience applauded the boxer.
Fury caught up with Ariel Helwani when all was said and done and explained he’s moving on from Usyk due to his desire to wait for 2023 for his next boxing appearance. Fury teased he would be announcing his next match up next week.
Helwani was curious if UFC’s reigning heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou was an option and if the exhibition is still in play.
“No chance (it’s Francis Ngannou). I think he’s out with a torn ACL. ”
And is that dead? Because you brought him in after your win over …?
“t’s not. It’s not available right now. The man’s injured.”