Tyson Fury Set To Make Incredible £12 Million From WWE Deal
Tyson Fury will reportedly make £12 million for his appearances for WWE, which will culminate with a fight against Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel on October 31st.
The lineal heavyweight champion shocked everyone when he turned up at WWE's Smackdown debut on FOX a couple of weeks ago and last Friday it was confirmed that he would make his competitive debut later this month.
According to the Daily Mail, Fury is reportedly going to pocket £12 million for his appearances and there's even thought that he could stick around longer and make more.
Recent reports claim that current WWE heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar earns less than Fury will make for his one fight for a full year.
Lesnar reportedly earns $12 million-a-year as a base rate, although he also makes $500,000 per main event appearance and could also be getting extra for the lucrative Saudi shows that the company have put on for the past 18 months.
The shows, which are controversial as part of the country's 'sportwashing,' earn WWE a lot of money and have often featured retired big names like The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.
At Crown Jewel, on October 31st, Fury isn't the only big name that has been brought in with former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez due to fight former MMA rival Lesnar, although he has also signed a longer deal with Vince McMahon's company.
The rest of the WWE roster is reportedly to be far behind Lesnar in term of pay with John Cena earning a base $8.5 million, Roman Reigns is on $5 million and Randy Orton is on $4.5 million-a-year.
The women earn far lower with Ronda Rousey being the top female in the company on $1.5 million and Charlotte Flair second on 'just' $550,000.
Fury has cast doubt on a rematch with Deontay Wilder, for the WBC heavyweight title, by suggesting he could remain in WWE for a second fight.
Asked about whether his new career could impact the fight with the Bronze Bomber, Fury said, "There's a hell of a chance of that," adding, "Who knows what lies beneath? Maybe Velasquez, maybe Lesnar."
Fury's most recent boxing outing saw him beat Otto Wallin but the Swede caused more issues than were expected and left the former WBA, IBF, WBO champion with a pretty bad cut to the face.
As well as recovering from that the 31-year-old must wait for Wilder's rematch with Luis Ortiz, which will take place on November 23rd.
After that the two boxers who fought to a draw in December 2018 are meant to face twice more but maybe WWE will get in the way.
Will Fury stay in WWE longer?