Drew McIntyre has warned to steer clear during his huge Clash At The Castle main event.
The Scottish Warrior is with the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship on the line, and the Gypsy King has confirmed .
Sending a clear message to the boxer, McIntyre exclusively told Metro.co.uk just hours before the event: ‘I’ve been going back and forth with Fury for a few years now – he’s announced he’s gonna be in the front row.
‘As long as he stays out of my business during the match, he can do what he wants after the match.
‘I’ve not run down during his boxing fights and hit him with chairs, so hopefully he’ll show me the same courtesy and we’ll have some words post-fight.’
There’s a real buzz around the city, and Drew has been balancing preparing for his huge title match – which could see him win his third world title, but his first in front of a live crowd after the pandemic – with lots of community events supporting the likes of Special Olympics and local charity Noah’s Ark.
‘This is what it’s really about! The cool thing about being a WWE superstar is making that positive difference, leaving a lasting impression in the community,’ he smiled. ‘Since I’ve come back to the company this has been the most important thing for me. So, this has set me up nicely for the big match tonight!’
For Drew, a major UK premium live event – the first of its kind here since SummerSlam 1992 – is something he’s spent the last three years pulling for, and his passion is paying off.
He added: ‘I don’t think I can sum [my emotions] up. The show itself is something that I didn’t even dream about when I was a kid, because it didn’t exist when I was a kid. I dreamed about main eventing WrestleMania and winning the title, which I was able to do thankfully.
‘But also on the side, I’ve been actively pushing for this to happen – and now it’s happened! We have our stadium show, it’s in Cardiff, it’s doing amazing, the buzz is insane!
‘We’ve taken over the town, the mural’s unreal, the posters are unreal, the fans tonight are gonna be unreal, and as far as I’m concerned it’s a blueprint for future shows in the UK at this level – eventually week long shows like we do in America!’
For Drew, he also finds himself competing for the top prize in the wrestling world against a (surely fellow) future Hall of Famer in Roman Reigns, and it’s ended up the perfect storm.
‘It’s wild! Everything’s fallen into place,’ he beamed. ‘We’ve got the UK show that I’m just happy to be on, but I’m in the main event for the title.’
WWE Clash At The Castle comes to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 3rd September. For tickets visit: . Tune in on BT Sport 2 or the WWE Network.