Former WWE Superstar Brodus Clay, now known as Tyrus parted ways with Impact Wrestling recently due to his poor relationship with Jeff Jarrett.
Keeping up with the comings and goings at Impact Wrestling can feel like a full-time job all by itself. Remembering what the company is called from one day to the next is hard enough. TNA became GFW and is now known simply as Impact Wrestling. Let’s leave it at that shall we as to not confuse fans even further?
Certain people backstage at Impact must be kicking themselves nowadays when they watch WWE. The likes of AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, and Bobby Roode all plied their trade with them for a number of years and are now killing it under Vince McMahon after slipping through Impact’s fingers. One of the latest stars to leave the company is Tyrus, formerly known as Brodus Clay in WWE, and judging by his comments that could have easily been avoided.
Tyrus recently conducted his first interview that focused in on the reasons he left Impact with Arm Drag Takedown. Apparently, before Jeff Jarrett rejoined proceedings at Impact he offered Tyrus a spot with Global Force Wrestling. Things got off on the right foot with the pair of them, that was until he discovered that there was bad blood between the two companies. Impact told Tyrus that he couldn’t work for both promotions and even threatened to void his contract if he wrestled for GFW.
“I was making more with Impact, and Global didn’t have the resources to pay me what I was making,” Tyrus explained so he turned Jarrett down. Two weeks later, however, Jarrett returned to Impact and the GFW invasion angle began. Things went from bad to worse for Tyrus when the two companies merged and Jarrett took up a senior management role. It was then that he knew his days with Impact were numbered.
Since leaving Impact Wrestling, Tyrus’s acting career has taken a turn for the better. The former Funkasaurus appeared in two episode of the Netflix series GLOW and is also a recurring character on AMC’s Preacher. Ironically, Jeff Jarrett has also parted ways with Impact since Tyrus left due to his drinking problem. Tyrus is far from done with wrestling though, and said that he will continue to compete inside a ring until he is physically unable to do so any longer.
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