Former WWE and now TNA star Tyrus appeared on the The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast recently to talk about being booked as a monster vs. a comedy act as well as talents not being given the platform to break through like they did in a different era.Here are the highlights.
Explain your frustration on being booked as a monster compared to a comedy act:
“My frustration was why can’t you do both. You can have an Apollo Creed entrance but when the bell rings why can’t you be Clubber Lang in the ring. My goal was to bring the two things together. You need time in the ring for that and people to give you the ability to do what you do. I don’t like the body-gurard role. I don’t need anyone in front of me. I never have. As the Funkasaurus I established that. The sititauton with EC3 is different. My presence is adding to EC3 and elevating the whole story and is more of a game changer. When you are not booked to the level of your potential it is frustrating.”
Why do you think that talents are not being given the platform to break through like they did in a different era?
“You see it happen all the time in the WWE. Guys who should no doubt be on the top of the card and be main eventers. Guys like Cesaro. There is no reason why he shouldn’t be on his second World Title run, guys like Jack Swagger, Big E the list goes on and on of guys that are there right now that could change the game. The Triple H factory as I call it seems to be the running the show and the ratings result in it. Hopefully someone is able to change that and break through. The last guy to break through was Daniel Bryan and he was able to be bigger then the machine. If this was 20 years ago the fans would have crazy choices of people to choose from. There were so many stars. I feel like that has been taken away from the fans. “
Tyrus also discusses his departure from WWE, his goals for TNA, working for Dixie Carter, EC3, the transition from NXT to the main roster and back to NXT, his transformation to the dancing Brodus Clay, politics, being a fan and learning from Alberto Del Rio.
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