WWE is set to hold their 2023 WWE Royal Rumble Event on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and even though there’s still a little over 3 weeks to go before the event will be taking place, the show has already amassed a gross gate exceeding $4.6 million as noted by WWE co-CEO Nick Khan during the recent third quarter earnings call. There is also genuine excitement for the show and a lot of buzz going around as this will be the first Royal Rumble under the Triple H regime.
The UK Sun reports that WWE wants pro boxer Tyson Fury to make an appearance at the 2023 Royal Rumble Premium Live Event ahead of possibly competing at WrestleMania 39 in Hollywood, California, but there is no word yet on what capacity Fury could be appearing at the Royal Rumble and it is unclear who the company wants him to wrestle at The Grandest Stage Of Them All. The report also notes that the chance of Fury appearing at the Royal Rumble are slim as he is banned from entering the United States due to his alleged connection with Irish mob boss Daniel Kinahan.
A source within WWE told The US Sun that Tyson Fury appearing in any match especially at WrestleMania would generate massive headlines and fan interest, however Tyson Fury’s immigration status is proving tricky to deal with, though Tyson Fury and his legal team are getting this whole grey and tricky area resolved, with WWE aiding Fury in this matter. The source also pointed out that there are options for the WWE and Tyson Fury as they could have him work a show when they head back to Saudi Arabia.
Fury competed in his first-ever pro wrestling match in 2019 when he defeated Braun Strowman by count-out at Crown Jewel. The Gypsy King also made an appearance at Clash at the Castle last September when he laid out the WWE United States Champion Austin Theory during the main event between Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre.