Tyson Furys involvement with WWE is not the first time that a celebrity from a legitimate game has ventured into the magical world — and its not likely to be the last.
Crossing over to another was a convention in wrestling going back into the times of boxer-v-wrestler matches such as the ones involving Muhammad Ali and Japanese legend Antonio Inoki in the 1970s.
A number of names in the world of sport – the NFL – have seen themselves in the circle and at WrestleMania II.
We have chosen our five favourite times when athletes traded sports for sports amusement…
The standard for sports stars entering WWE – at least for British enthusiasts – remains Wayne Rooneys 2015 appearance on Raw.
After hearing Wade Barrett garbage talk Manchester United (into a combination of cheers and boos from the Manchester crowd), Rooney was encouraged into the ring tobehave as a guy.
The then-United striker didnt oblige that request but once Barrett captured in his head, he also delivered an admittedly tame slap thatBad News offered just like the pro that he is.
Placing the template for the conflict between Tyson Fury of 2019 along with Braun Strowman is the famous WrestleMania game between Floyd Mayweather and the Big Show.
When he merged with the giant in 2008 of WWE mayweather gave up almost two feet in height and an incredible 240lbs in fat.
However, a right hook that was fierce later, he emerged with his record complete and proceeded to combat Conor McGregor in a second battle between two fighters from different sports.
Ronda Rousey was a MMA fighter when she first stepped between the ropes, although shed go on to get a WWE career.
Seeking some support The Rock switched into Rousey and she shot Stephanie McMahon having a arm lock down.
On that evening, there was a spark lit which would result in one of the greatest rookie years in the history of the business.
With a goatee-sporting Michael Cole on interview obligation, legendary hard man of football Vinnie Jones vowed to locate his namesake Vince McMahon backstage andknock him out.
Jones did get to liven Steve Austin to get a Stunner up on the Big Boss Man while he didnt make good on this promise.
He then attained an accolade which is with winning a domain – having to share a beer by none besides good old Stone Cold himself.
The most known of the sporting celebrity involvements came in an episode of Deadly in 2007, when Jose Mourinho was in the front row along with his family.
An extremely youthful looking Shane McMahon calls out Mourinho, describing him asthe head trainer of the Chelsea football game.
Said Raw was occurring in Earls Court, a venue not a million miles. Nevertheless, that little fact did not prevent the crowd from erupting in a deafening chorus of boos.