Tyson Fury channels his inner Undertaker to send special message to WWE legend

Tyson Fury has paid tribute to wrestling icon The Undertaker ahead of the WWE legend’s "final farewell" this weekend.

The Gypsy King and self-confessed wrestling nut posted a video message on social media on Tuesday, leading up to Sunday’s WWE Survivor Series.

In it, the boxing heavyweight lauds the career of The Phenom, who made his WWE some three decades ago.

The Deadman has performed worldwide for the company since 1990 and is arguably their finest character creation.

The star, who last wrestled in April of this year, admitted his in-ring days are behind him, saying after that he had "no desire" to compete again.

WWE is nevertheless planning a major send-off for the character at their pay per view event that marks the 30th anniversary of its debut.

Fury, 32, hailed the achievements of The Undertaker, real name Mark Calaway, as “fantastic” as he posed with a replica WWE Championship and in an Undertaker-inspired outfit.

Complete with the backing of the wrestler’s trademark theme music, a solemn-looking Fury got fully into the spirit of it with a series of theatrical poses and stares.

“This is a special message to The Undertaker,” he began.

“Celebrating 30 years of WWE – fantastic. Thank you for all the great nights you’ve given us over the years. God bless you, see you around.”

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Fury’s fondness for WWE saw him swap the boxing ring for the squared circle of the wrestling arena last year.

His brief stint with the company – leading to a match in Saudi Arabia against Braun Strowman – reportedly earned almost £12 million.

He has repeatedly traded verbal jabs with Drew McIntyre, the Scot who became a two-time WWE Champion on Monday night by defeating Randy Orton.

Tune in to Undertaker’s Final Farewell this Sunday at Survivor Series on WWE network

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