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Fury's WWE bow ends with a bang as foe Strowman gets counted out

 

Tyson Fury triumphed in his big wrestling clash
Tyson Fury triumphed in his big wrestling clash

By Callum Dent

Tyson Fury backed up his trash talk by flooring Braun Strowman with a big right hand and winning his WWE debut by count-out at the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.

The boxer was expected to be inactive over the next few months to allow deep cuts sustained during September's points win over Otto Wallin to heal ahead of next year's rematch with Deontay Wilder.

But Fury, the lineal heavyweight champion of the world, was tempted back into the ring in a bid to settle his new-found feud with former strongman Strowman.

The pair's dislike for each other started with a ringside row on Smackdown, followed by a mass brawl a few days later on Raw, before Strowman injured Fury's ankle in a surprise training attack last week.

Those incidents fuelled the hatred ahead of their eagerly-anticipated showdown, with Fury pledging to knock his opponent out and Strowman insisting the Englishman would "get these hands".

And it was Fury who delivered on his words by connecting cleanly with the face of Strowman, who could not make it back into the ring in time before the referee's 10-count ended.

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