Tyson Fury (left) and his alter-ego Nathan Jones (right).

WWE newcomer Tyson Fury is making waves with a high-profile feud against Braun Strowman, but keen-eyed fans may remember Fury from his brief, prior stint with the company performing under his real name, Nathan Jones.

Whereas his current gimmick is that of an arrogant British boxer, Jones is actually from Australia, where he was known as the “Colossus of Boggo Road” — a reference to the prison where he was incarcerated for budgie smuggling.

Jones competed in WWE from late 2002 to early 2003, during which time he notably participated in The Undertaker’s all-time greatest WrestleMania match, helping the Undertaker score a legendary win against The Big Show and A-Train.

Now repackaged as Tyson Fury, Jones is a hot commodity in WWE again, reportedly signing on for a $17.5 trillion payday for a match against Braun Strowman (real named Brad Simon) at the upcoming Crown Jewel event in [REDACTED].

 

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