The Greg Gutfeld Show Highlights: Tyrus Talks About His Beginnings

Nick Hausman

The latest episode of former WCW President Eric Bischoff’s podcast, Bischoff on Wrestling is now available and features appearances from pro wrestler/The Greg Gutfeld Show’s Tyrus and former WCW Superstar Scott Norton.

You can find some of Tyrus’ comments transcribed below.

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On how he originally got brought on as a guest for The Greg Gutfeld Show:

Tyrus: I was just messing around on Twitter one day and I said to Greg about one of the jokes on his show, “I got it. It took me a minute but I got it.” He said, “You know I’ve watched you. You’re a pretty funny guy. Have you ever thought about coming on and doing the show?” I was like, “Are you serious?!” He was like, “Yeah, I’ll give you a shot.”

On how he was received after his first appearance:

Tyrus: The first show went pretty well. Greg said, “I’d like to bring you back twice a month.” I was like, “Really?!” He said, “Yeah, if you lived in New York I’d make you my co-host.” I thought, “Oh, this guy is just messing with me.” I watched it back and I’m my own worst critic. It was ok. It wasn’t bad. Then I started doing it more and more and just got really comfortable. Eventually I started not doing any bookings because I was doing Greg’s show. I figured in wrestling I’ve got it. Wrestling I’ve got. I’m as good as I’m going to get. I’m where I’m at with it. I would rather, if I can, get paid to be doing something new. At the time I wasn’t getting paid to do The Greg Gutfeld Show. They took care of my travel and stuff. I was basically working almost like as an internship hoping that it turns in to something. It could turn in to nothing because… you know how it is in entertainment. They change their minds. Greg thinks I’m great but his boss could be like, “Who is this giant tattooed wrestler?” We get treated differently as wrestlers. Sometimes we’re just a hiccup better than porn. It’s hard to cross over for us. The Rock and Cena and Stone Cold did but they had to be huge, huge stars to cross over. I did some pretty good things in WWE but it wasn’t to the point where I was a household name or anything like that. It just kind of grew and grew to the point the executives were like, “This guy is funny and talented.” Then it wasn’t so much “Tyrus the wrestler” it was more like I was a news contributor.


Related: Eric Bischoff On How The Element Of Surprise Made Goldberg’s Squash Of Brock Lesnar A “Home Run”

Eric and Nick start the show off by talking about Goldberg’s old school 86 second squash match style victory over Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series. As well as Goldberg’s announcement that he has entered the Royal Rumble and what his WWE future may look like

Eric then welcomes his first guest pro wrestler and regular contributor to the The Greg Gutfeld Show, Tyrus (aka Brodus Clay). During his appearance Tyrus opens up to Eric about:

  • His tumultuous childhood
  • Getting recruited by Tommy Dreamer after a bar fight
  • Working as Snoop Dogg’s bodyguard
  • His run in WWE
  • How he was hired for The Greg Gutfeld Show
  • More…

Eric then moves on to answer some fan questions from the #BischoffOnWrestling mailbag including:

  • The Refer-eye Cam from early 90’s WCW. Whose idea was it and how did the refs react to having to wear a helmet?
  • Why Evolution didn’t take off like the Four Horseman
  • If he had any difficulty working with Tank Abbott during his WCW run in 2000

Eric then closes the show with his second guest former WCW & NJPW Superstar Scott Norton. Norton goes in to detail with Eric about:

  • His desire to return to professional arm wrestling competition
  • How he was brought in to the business
  • Being a big man in Japan and dealing with his claustrophobia
  • His and Eric’s trip to North Korea to wrestle for Enoki
  • Scott and Eric’s memories of Muhammad Ali on that trip
  • More…

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