Tyson Fury is joining WWE for Crown Jewel on October 31 in a storyline that seemed to come out of nowhere. But, this relationship isn't new. It has building behind the scenes for some time.
Outside of the fact that Mohammad bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, reportedly wanted Fury to compete in the Kingdom, Fury has been looking to get with the WWE for some time.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, Fury is a special request of the Saudi Prince. There's no clarification on whether or not he's helping pay to secure Fury for the show or if WWE is just writing off the expense as part of their immensely lucrative relationship, but he's coming in for a one-time bout and WWE is paying a king's ransom to have him there.
Speculation is that Fury is receiving significant money to make his WWE in-ring debut at the show, but had WWE brought him in when he first asked, it likely wouldn't have cost so much. Meltzer also reports that Triple H told him during the Crown Jewel press conference in Las Vegas, that Fury had approached WWE years ago but there wasn't an interest to do anything at that time.
But, as Fury has become a huge name in boxing and with him being on the request list of the Saudi Crown Prince, WWE called again and paid to finally get that deal to work. The result is a match with Braun Strowman, likely a match Fury won't lose.
So How Does Everyone Get What They Want?
WWE is going to pay out the nose for a boxer to take a match with a WWE Superstar they want to keep building. At the same time, it's not easy to book a match where the Heavyweight Boxing Champ comes in for one appearance to lose. And, if his presence was requested, WWE probably knows not to make Fury out to look foolish.
At the end of the day, this all hints towards Strowman putting over Fury so that everyone is happy. ... well, except maybe Strowman.