Tyrus has announced that he is "on holdout" from GFW due to issues with the creative direction of his character.
Tyrus posted a video on social media, which can be seen below, saying he is unhappy with the way he has been booked and that he will not be at the Impact tapings this week.
"I've been with Impact for about three years, and 99 percent of it was mostly positive and I have enjoyed my time here," Tyrus said. "But for the last four or five tapings, for me and my fans, it's been terrible. We have been handcuffed and treated like a second-class citizen and we have worked too hard to become a crossover star to be treated like we are not. I'm not happy with the way Impact has been treating me, creatively. I've been playing phone tag all day with them and I just don't have time for it. You don't want to treat me the way think I've earned to be treated? That's cool... I will not be at TNA tapings this week because I'm on holdout."
The 44-year-old has been with GFW/TNA since 2014 after spending a few years in WWE as Brodus Clay. The roster has had a bit of a makeover this year with the loss of the Hardys, Drew McIntyre, Angelina Love, the indefinite suspension of Alberto El Patron, and several other stars gone from the company.
On Friday, Tyrus announced on Twitter that he'd been granted his release. The night before, Global Force Wrestling had advertised that Bruce Prichard would address Tyrus' situation. However, Prichard was storyline fired before bringing it up. Fightful.com had scheduled an interview to take place immediately following Prichard's announcement. Due to it not taking place, the interview with delayed.