Tyrus has found himself in and out of Impact Wrestling in recent years, but it's not because of his politics.
Tyrus, real name George Murdoch, has appeared as a guest on Fox News shows for years now after being introduced by Greg Gutfield. When I spoke to him recently about the polarizing nature of appearing on a political program, Tyrus opened up about the challenges or lack thereof.
"I've always been a call it as I see it kind of guy. The overwhelming support I get from my fellow wrestlers is unbelievable. I think we all respect we have different opinions from politics. But the transition to do something mainstream is supposed to be taboo for us because we're wrestlers and we're supposed to be dumb or one dimensional or whatever. Regardless of what my political views are. It doesn't matter what brand they're from, it doesn't matter what kind of push you have, talent shines through. We're the greatest entertainers in the world. Nobody prepares like we do. We don't get re-takes. You don't get that in wrestling, so we're always pretty supportive. Even if we have different political views, it's all love," he said.
Tyrus pointed out Chris Masters, Dolph Ziggler, Bobby Lashley, and others frequently give him compliments on his appearances on the network. The former Brodus Clay has left Impact Wrestling for the time being, but still appears on Fox News from time to time.
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