The world was shocked when Billy Corgan made the interesting choice to make Tyrus the new NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion.
The title has a long and prestigious lineage, dating back decades. It has been held by some of the all-time greats, like Ric Flair, Harley Race, Cody Rhodes and many, many more.
However, in 2022, Tyrus pinned Trevor Murdoch to win the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship. This was the first world title of his career, and made him one of the oldest first-time world champs at 49 years old.
Given that the match also included former Champion Matt Cardona, it seemed very odd to see the former Brodus Clay star made champion. He never showed much aptitude for wrestling, failing to get over in the WWE and wrestling pretty terrible matches throughout his career.
Nevertheless, he is the champion. And you probably knew that Tyrus was a wrestling champion, given that he brings his belt with him wherever he goes!
He has been seen many places with the belt, including a show which garnered hundreds of millions of views – but why does Tyrus wear his wrestling belt on Fox News, and other media outlets?
Why Does Tyrus Carry His Wrestling Belt On Fox News?
Tyrus carries his wrestling belt on Fox News to help promote the NWA brand, and make himself look better by presenting himself as a champion.
Tyrus, who also goes by his real name of George Murdoch, is a regular contributor to the Fox News late night program Gutfeld! (weeknights, 11PM-12AM/ET).
He is part of a panel that discusses the major political discussions of that week, and all members give their opinion on the matters.
Tyrus can regularly be seen on the programme with his NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship in tow. He keeps the title on his shoulder during the show, showcasing the “Ten Pounds Of Gold” on the show.
Tyrus also appeared in front of a huge audience in 2023. An add for Fox aired during this years Superbowl, which showcased a clip of Tyrus holding his NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship for hundreds of millions of people around the world to see.
You can watch the clip of Tyrus with his title belt on Fox News, appearing at the super bowl, down below.
What do you think about Tyrus carrying his NWA World’s Heavywight title belt on Fox News? Should he drop the belt soon, or have a lengthy run as the NWA Champion? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.