George Murdoch

Pasadena, California, USA


George Murdoch is an American professional wrestler, cable news personality, actor and author known by his ring/stage name Tyrus. As a wrestler, he is currently signed to the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), where he is the current NWA World Television Champion. Previously he had wrestled for WWE as Brodus Clay and Impact Wrestling as Tyrus. After training in WWE's farm territories Deep South Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling, Murdoch debuted during the fourth season of WWE NXT, a WWE television show where several rookies were paired with WWE wrestlers as mentors. He debuted on the main roster as Alberto Del Rio's bodyguard. During 2012, WWE changed his gimmick to The Funkusaurus, a funk dancer managed by Naomi and Cameron, the Funkydactyls. He took part in several WWE storylines and feuds until his departure in 2014. He went undefeated for a while, teaming up with Lord Tensai, and later turned heel. From 2014 to 2017, Murdoch wrestled in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ringname of Tyrus. In 2021, he began to work with NWA, where he won the NWA World Television Championship. As a cable news personality, Tyrus appears on Fox News Channel, and its sister streaming service Fox Nation, primarily as a co-host of the late night talk show Gutfeld!, as well as a contributor on other programs. As an author, Tyrus published his autobiography Just Tyrus: A Memoir in 2022, which has become a New York Times bestseller.