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Who Is Tyrus? Former WWE Superstar Confirms His Retirement; His 5 Best Moments

10 months ago By Sports Desk

After an impressive 289-day reign as the NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Tyrus has finally met his match and, as a result, is retiring from professional wrestling. In a showdown that saw two former WWE Superstars face off, EC3 defeated Tyrus at NWA 75 in a nail-biting main event on the second night. The stakes were high; not only was Tyrus’ title on the line, but also his wrestling career. The match, unique in its brutality, was connected by a Bullrope, a stipulation to which EC3 agreed only if Tyrus would put his career at stake. EC3 emerged victorious, ending Tyrus’ reign of terror and forcing him into retirement at the age of 50.

A Look Back at Tyrus

Before he made a name for himself as a terrorizing figure in the ring, Tyrus was born George Murdoch and had a diverse career that included stints in bodyguarding and acting. However, wrestling was where he truly made his mark. Standing at 6’7″ and weighing over 350 pounds, Tyrus was an imposing figure. Initially appearing in WWE as Brodus Clay, he was both a villain and a fan-favorite at different times. Despite not securing any titles in WWE, Tyrus’ sheer presence and entertainment value made him a memorable figure.

Tyrus’ 5 Best Moments

1. Debut as Brodus Clay in WWE

The big man debuted in WWE as Brodus Clay, a heavy for Alberto Del Rio, before evolving into the Funkasaurus, a dancing, fun-loving character. This character change showcased Tyrus’ range and ability to entertain in multiple capacities. He played his first match against Curl Hawkins, and he won the same in very little time. It was an easy win for Tyrus.

2. The Formation of Tons of Funk

Alongside Tensai, Tyrus formed the tag team ‘Tons of Funk.’ Their entrance dance alone was enough to get the audience hyped, and they provided numerous entertaining matches. Both had a match against each other before they formed the tag team.

3. Winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship

Undoubtedly one of the highest points in Tyrus’ wrestling career was capturing the prestigious NWA World Heavyweight Championship. His 289-day reign was filled with successful title defenses and memorable bouts.

4. The Bullrope Match Against EC3

Though it culminated in his retirement, Tyrus’ last match against EC3 was one for the books. With both men’s history and the high stakes involved, it was a clash of titans in every sense of the word.

5. The Various Feuds in Impact Wrestling

Tyrus had a fruitful period in Impact Wrestling, where he engaged in multiple feuds that further solidified his reputation as a tough competitor.

With Tyrus’ retirement, EC3 gains the mantle as the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion. It’s a defining moment in his career, and it will be interesting to see how he carries forward the legacy of the prestigious title.

Also Read: 5 WWE Superstars With The Most Wins In History (August 2023)

Farewell to a Giant

Tyrus may be stepping away from the ring, but his contributions to the sport will not be forgotten. From his larger-than-life persona to his memorable moments in WWE, Impact Wrestling, and NWA, Tyrus leaves behind a legacy that fans will cherish for years to come. Thank you, Tyrus, for the memories and the “terror.”

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