The Undertaker, John Cena and Goldberg set for reduced roles in WWE thanks to Tyson Fury’s sensational switch


TYSON FURY headlining WWE’s Crown Jewel show means wrestling legends The Undertaker and Goldberg were “not needed” for the event.

The Gypsy King has made a sensational switch from boxing and will fight The Monster of Men Braun Strowman in Saudi Arabia on October 31.

Tyson Fury has made a sensational switch from boxing to WWE
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And according to The Wrestling Observer, Fury’s big night means going forward The Undertaker and Goldberg will be used “as needed” for future shows.

The same will go for Cena.

Fury is only signed up for one WWE fight at the moment, but a longer career with the sports entertainment brand has not been ruled out.

And it has led boxing promoter Eddie Hearn to question when the Gypsy King wants to stay in boxing.


Speaking to iFL TV, Hearn said: “Listen Tyson’s [Fury] on a roll right now, he’s going for it. He’s got a Christmas single coming out, he’s doing WWE wrestling – his heads gone completely but he’s absolutely living life, so good luck to him.

“I think he’s packing up boxing, I really think that he’s looking at it and thinking ‘I’ve made a nice few quid over the last few fights, I’m enjoying life.’

“I just think he’s looking at this other world and going ‘do you know what, this is a lot more fun than getting my head punched and going into camp.’

“I’m sure he’ll fight again but I don’t think he’s got the hunger.”


A rematch against Deontay Wilder is still planned for February next year with Fury desperate to win the WBC title he felt he should have bagged from their first fight.

The pair drew in December last year – but most thought Fury should have got the nod on the scorecards.

However with his WWE appearance fast-approaching, Fury has hinted the Wilder fight could be under threat.

He told ESPN: “Potentially, anything can happen in a ring.

“With two big massive guys, you never know what can happen in there.

“But hopefully, touch wood, everything goes well and we roll on to February 22 [when the rematch is pencilled in for].

“I’m concentrating on Braun Strowman in Saudi Arabia at Crown Jewel for now.

“I only take one fight at a time as I’ve always said. When I get past this one, then we’ll look at the Wilder rematch.”

The Undertaker was rumoured to be making a comeback at Crown Jewel – but now that won’t be happening
John Cena will be used “as needed” by WWE going forward
Wrestling veteran Goldberg will see his ring time reduced over the coming months
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