Did you think it felt weird and wrong when you read that Bill Goldberg had gotten paid a million dollars for his eight minutes of terrible wrestling with The Undertaker at Super Showdown in Saudi Arabia? Well, hold on to your butts!
The Daily Mail is reporting that boxer Tyson Fury will be banking £11.9m for his WWE match against Braun Strowman on October 31 in Riyadh. That works out to about 15 million dollars. TalkSPORT’s Alex McCarthy later confirmed the report, mentioning that a $15 million payout is, “in the ballpark.”
Those 15 million reasons for putting boxing’s rematch of the century at risk could rise by another $20m or more if he takes a decent grip on his first wrestling match, against the giant Braun Strowman on October 31.
Wrestling legend Broch Lesnar and former UFC champion Cain Velasquez meet on the same Crown Jewel card in Riyadh. Already there is talk of those two fights being a prelude to Fury meeting the winner next – and he has begun calling out Velasquez.
‘Who knows what lies beneath?’ says Fury. ‘Maybe Velasquez, maybe Lesnar.’
Since Braun Strowman owns the Greatest Royal Rumble championship belt, does that give him jurisdiction on Saudi soil to powerslam this guy for real over and over until he explodes into coins? Can it?