Deontay Wilder Savagely Reacts To Tyson Fury's WWE Appearance
Deontay Wilder has slammed Tyson Fury for calling himself the heavyweight champion of the world during his WWE appearance.
Fury will make his WWE debut at Crown Jewel when he takes on Braun Strowman after they had a heated run-in at Smackdown.
It's an all-out BRAWL between @BraunStrowman & @Tyson_Fury in the middle of the ring on #RAW! pic.twitter.com/AHdGdEEbaJ
- WWE (@WWE) October 8, 2019
Fury and Strowman renewed their rivalry on Friday during a press conference, where the 'Gypsy King' described himself as the heavyweight champion of the world - a tag which hasn't gone down well with Wilder who has verbally unloaded on his rival.
"I saw him in the WWE," he said. "I thought it was hilarious and I liked how the other wrestler told him he was going to be left on his back looking up at the lights just like Deontay Wilder did him.
"It's exciting times in the heavyweight division and you can tell the WWE understand, they understand what's going on. But it was laughable that Tyson Fury described himself as the heavyweight champion of the world, they need to cut that bullshit out. Tyson, you are not the heavyweight champion of the world, you are just in the top 10.
#BraunStrowman vs. @Tyson_Fury. @BrockLesnar vs. @cainmma. It's all happening at #WWECrownJewel! pic.twitter.com/fBnACGc8u4
- WWE UK (@WWEUK) October 11, 2019
"He talks about this lineal stuff but that don't mean nothing. I ain't ever seen a 12-round fight with no title, no belt. You say you're the champ but it's an invisible belt, we can't see nothing.
"But the heavyweight division is so amazing right now, so exciting and I'm so happy to put my little percentage in and make it so great. I remember the time when it was in a dark tunnel, there was nothing exciting going on, it was kinda boring. Now it's just amazing and I'm happy to be part of that."
Fury became the lineal heavyweight champion after beating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, but Wilder disputes his title.
The two heavyweights are on collision course for a rematch following their controversial 2018 showdown.
But, before a second fight, Fury is set to face Strowman in WWE in October while Wilder will defend his WBC belt against Luis Ortiz in November.