Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) is coming off a victory this past March over Luis Ortiz in which he had his loyal fanbase a bit anxious.
Somehow, Tyson Fury not only managed to get back to his feet, but also proceeded to tag Wilder a number of times before the final bell sounded to end the fight.
Should Wilder lose his title to Fury on December 1, Fury must give Wilder a contractually obligated rematch; however, a rematch may still happen even if Wilder wins.
If the Fury camp gets it wish, it would not be the first time that a United Kingdom football stadium has played host to a big fight, with Wembley having hosted the world title fight between Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko among others.
Fury had his best offensive round in the seventh, landing multiple left jab, right hand combinations that caused substantial swelling on Wilder's face. Fury retained the lineal championship.
In the ninth, Wilder found success when he walked the challenger down, landing with a right that put Fury on the backseat of his trousers.
Replays showed Fury may have been slightly off balance when he shipped the punch that floored him, which landed on the back of his shaven head. I went to Germany to fight Klitschko, I came to America to fight Deontay Wilder.
In the tenth, Fury found much more success with his pinpoint one-two, penetrating the guard of the spindly Wilder.
From cutting blistering promos on one another to signature poses and catchphrases, Wilder and Fury have brought almost every major pro wrestling element into their high-profile feud for the WBC Heavyweight Championship.
Wilder, who remains unbeaten after 41 fights, immediately called for a rematch.
Until a sensational final round knockdown from Wilder, Fury appeared to be heading towards what would have been a remarkable upset. After a few seconds he then approached the champion and shared an embrace with Wilder, which melted the hearts of the watching millions.
The champion scored two knockdowns in the contest but struggled throughout to find the target against the tricky and tactically astute Fury, who used his superior boxing skills to control proceedings for long spells.
Fury was calm after the decision was confirmed, but insisted in his post-fight interview he felt being the away fighter worked against him.
Wilder, having successfully defended his title, said he hoped for a rematch, either in the United Kingdom or U.S., and also extended the same gratitude to Fury for a fight that will surely live long in the memory.