In a new edition of “Shake Them Ropes” via VoicesOfWrestling.com, TNA superstar Tyrus (Brodus Clay) talks about his frustrations with TNA Wrestling and how they conduct business. As previously reported, Tyrus was originally slated to appear on Global Force Wrestling Live Event cards, working house show matches to supplement his income.
However, he was then removed from the events per request of TNA management. During the interview, Tyrus discusses how angry he got when he was told he couldn’t work GFW events, only to then watch GFW owner Jeff Jarrett show up on TNA’s “IMPACT WRESTLING” and announce that he’d be working (and winning the main event) of TNA’s “Slammiversary” Pay-Per-View.
He wasn’t the only one frustrated with Jarrett’s return. Kurt Angle also claims that TNA didn’t inform him that Jarrett was returning to work a match, nor did they let him know that Jeff and Karen Jarrett would be bringing Angle’s children from his previous marriage to Karen with them to the tapings.
Tyrus vents about his frustrations on “STR,” saying,
“I was confused as to why I was asked not to do the shows. TNA said I could work wherever I want with the exception of companies with TV. When it was explained to me, I talked with Jeff to let him know, and no one really smartened me up.
When he came walking onto TNA, I was like, ‘What… the hell?’ Immediately one of the reps came up to me and said, ‘You can work his shows now.’ I told him it was very important that you get away from me right now. I was hot.”
He also talks about when he was fired from WWE, how he knew he was going to try and make it in TNA, which he feels like he’s left a mark being associated with the current TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Ethan Carter III. He says,
“When I was let go, I had my mind made up that I was going to TNA already. You don’t know if things are going to work or not, but in a short amount of time, when you say TNA, you think EC3. You think Tyrus.”
You can listen to the entire interview below.
Ugh. These companies have no idea what ethics are, do they?