Eric Bischoff Defends Tyrus As NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion

Eric Bischoff

WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff has laid out why having Tyrus as NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion could be a good thing for the promotion.

Tyrus – the former Brodus Clay in WWE – captured the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship at Hard Times 3 when he won a three way match also featuring Trevor Murdoch and Matt Cardona. The decision to make Tyrus champion has been met with derision in some quarters with Booker T recently dismissing it.

Speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff explained why having Tyrus – who is a frequent contributor on FOX News’ Gutfeld show – could be a good thing for NWA:

“Billy’s gotta be a little bit careful of how he deals with his public. He’s a bit of an eccentric guy and I like Billy. Gutfeld, I mean they’re beating ‘Kimmel’ and Tyrus is a big part of that show and comes out with his belt.”

“If you’re Billy Corgan or anybody else are you not going to take advantage of that even if it does stir some people up because guess what? ‘Controversy creates cash,’ you stir them up enough and people are going to tune in to see what happens next. You gotta at least let things play out before you start criticizing too much. While Tyrus has been around for a while, let’s see what creative does for him before you start putting him on the grill.”

h/t Wrestling Inc.