George Murdoch, known by his stage name as Tyrus, is an American professional wrestler, who is currently signed to the National Wrestling Alliance where he is the current NWA World Television Champion.
Born on February 21, 1973, in Pasadena, California, United States, Tyrus is well-known for his tenure in WWE in the role of Brodus Clay, as well as Impact Wrestling as Tyrus.
After having a training session in WWE’s farm regions Deep South Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling, Murdoch debuted in the season 4 of WWE NXT, a WWE TV show in which a number of rookies were placed with WWE wrestlers to serve as their mentors.
He joined WWE’s main roster as Alberto del Rio’s bodyguard. In the year 2012, WWE altered his character to The Funkusaurus, a funk dancer whose management was by Naomi and Cameron, the Funkydactyls.
He was a part of a variety of WWE stories and feuds up to his departure in 2014.
He was undefeated for several months, and teamed up with Lord Tensai, then later turned heel. From 2014 until 2017, Murdoch took part during Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name of Tyrus.
Since 2016, Murdoch, who continues to go by the name “Tyrus”, is a regular actor and panelist on Gutfeld, as well as a contributor to numerous shows that air on Fox News Channel as well as Fox Nation, FNC’s streaming service.
Tyrus Mother And Father: Where Are His Parents Now?
Tyrus is biracial. His father is black, and his mother is white. Murdoch has stated that at the time he was born, his father was 19 years old, and his mother was 15.
In the year 2018, Tyrus disclosed a childhood incident where his abusive father injured his eye when he hit him. This incident caused his mother to abandon his father.
As Tyrus’ mother retreated into her parent’s house, Murdoch has stated that he and his brother were not welcomed due to their father being black.
According to Murdoch, he and his brother lived with a foster family for many years. During this period, Murdoch was “obsessed” with changing his complexion and believed that this could allow him to reconnect with his family.
Murdoch along with his older brother later moved back in with their mother, however, Murdoch was able to leave home at 15.