The debut of Friday Night Smackdown on Fox featured a lot of unexpected moments, from a an EDM DJ with a marshmallow head winning the 24/7 Championship from Carmella and Kevin Owens maybe finally actually ridding WWE of Shane McMahon (?). One of the most unexpected came in the form of a confrontation between the Monster Among Men and a super-heavyweight boxing champion.
Strowman was teaming up with Heavy Machinery and The Miz against Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Randy Orton, and AJ Styles, and Fury was in the front row. Strowman accidentally tossed Ziggler into fury just before the finish and taunted him, prompting the British boxer to hop the rail Rob Gronkowski-style and put up his dukes. Not sure who’d be getting whose hands in this scenario.
Boxers getting into unexpected fights with pro wrestlers is a grand tradition in WWE. Stone Cold Steve Austin and Mike Tyson got into a widely publicized shoving match to help promote WrestleMania XIV, and The Big Show got his nose broken by Floyd Mayweather ahead of WrestleMania XXIV. Maybe we’ll get Strowman versus Fury at WrestleMania 36 next April?