A lot of people have had opinions about Tyrus being the new NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion, and Jim Cornette has joined the party to give his view on the Fox News co-host.
At National Wrestling Alliance’s (NWA) Hard Times 3 pay-per-view event, Tyrus won the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, being the first world championship reign of his entire career. He claimed the title after he took out the then-defending champion Trevor Murdoch and Matt Cardona in a three-way match.
Jim Cornette Shares His Thoughts On New NWA Champion Tyrus
In the world of professional wrestling, the now-NWA star is best known for his time in WWE, where he was under the ring-name of “Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay. He would be with the sports entertainment giant from 2010-2014.
Taking to his “Experience” podcast, Jim Cornette gave his opinion on the former WWE Superstar winning the prestigious NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, stating that he doesn’t believe Tyrus will go down in history with the great giants in professional wrestling.
“Now see if that had happened, before Aldis gave notice as well, no wonder. I mean, you know, the rats deserting a sinking ship if you put your belt on this f*cking guy. Right. But that was after that, [it] was in place of what they were going to do originally, wasn’t it? Because they suspended Aldis.
Somebody did tweet a clip of Tyrus trying, trying a knee drop off the second turnbuckle or whatever. It’s like, he jumped down and then slowly crashed, like, we were talking about bad knees. He apparently has some bad knees because he took real good care of them on this knee drop.
I mean, I don’t know what their issues were but apparently if Corgan, you know, made the statement that well people want to see this guy, you know, Tyrus, who’s 6 foot 8, and 350 pounds or whatever, versus this other guy that is 6 [foot] 8 you know, people want to see giants. Yes, they want to see Andre and Hogan or you know, any f*cking classic big-man confrontation.
Happy Humphrey wrestled Haystacks Calhoun one time. But it depends on the big men involved as to whether it should be for the world title of anybody or the big main event of a major show or whatever. It depends on who the big giants are. I don’t know if Tyrus is going to rank up there with Andre or any of the other giants in the wrestling industry.”
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