Just Tyrus: A Memoir

Just Tyrus: A Memoir

by Tyrus
Just Tyrus: A Memoir

Just Tyrus: A Memoir

by Tyrus


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FOX personality Tyrus opens up about his life in his memoir Just Tyrus, discussing his troubling childhood and how he came to be a political commentator. From his time as a professional wrestler to his bodyguarding for Snoop Dogg, Tyrus poignantly writes about how he was able to overcome his difficult past and make a name for himself.

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Pro wrestler and political commentator Tyrus goes deep into his wild but triumphant life story, from his painfully dysfunctional upbringing to bodyguarding for Snoop Dogg, to becoming a wrestling icon and one of the most provocative on-air voices today.

“The author relates all of his adventures through a series of vividly memorable anecdotes.... A revealing glimpse of a multifaceted entertainer who defies easy labeling.” —Kirkus

“I loved Just Tyrus. I read it in one day and cheered for him when I got to the end. Tyrus has written a book that is at once raw, tender, intelligent, candid, and hilarious. Tyrus took a very rough start to his life and used perseverance, confident humility, and accountability to land firmly on his feet. What a triumph!” —Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary to George W. Bush and Fox News anchor and host

The product of a 1970s mixed marriage, George Murdoch learned to fight early in life, fending off both race-baiting bullies and the demons of a dysfunctional home. Couch surfing all through high school and most of college, the quick-witted, sharp-tongued giant played football, ran drugs, and bounced at clubs to try to survive. After a false start with the WWE, he eventually became Snoop Dogg’s bodyguard and traveled the world with the hip hop legend, biding his time and honing his rap. When the WWE urged him to return, George became “Brodus Clay” and, for the next several years, reinvented himself numerous times under the watchful mentorship of the legendary Dusty Rhodes, “the American Dream.” He was eventually christened “Tyrus,” and shortly after, a chance social media encounter with Greg Gutfeld at Fox News resulted in Tyrus finding a new skill: sage social commentator. Ferociously funny, blunt, and tenacious, Just Tyrus traces his unlikely and spectacular rise. As always with Tyrus, it’s in-your-face and offers no apologies.

“George aka Tyrus aka the realest most blunt human being on the face of planet earth. Never had a problem telling you what was on his mind or how he felt, good or bad. Tough exterior but a heart of gold. Front liner, great friend, and excellent coach for my youth football team. His work ethic is obvious, taking him from football to bodyguard to pro wrestler to a superb personality on Fox News. I’ve seen him climb the ladder of success, and I’m happy that I was along for the journey.” —Snoop Dogg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637580660
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 04/26/2022
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 10,285
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

A 6'8”, 350-pound behemoth, Tyrus is an affable, hardworking entertainer with a sly sense of humor. Following his initial calling to football, he became a bouncer at numerous establishments in Los Angeles where he caught the attention of Snoop Dogg and became his bodyguard. That drew the attention of the WWE where he went on to enjoy success as “Brodus Clay,” and later, “The Funkasaurus,” which led to his starring in Mattel commercials and appearing in WWE videogames. Along with working as an actor in film and television, he recently captured the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and is a co-host of American’s number one late-night comedy, The Greg Gutfeld Show.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 In the Beginning 1

Chapter 2 Fighting=Friendship (Manhood Starts at Seven) 9

Chapter 3 Running Away 13

Chapter 4 Putting a Good Spin on Things 19

Chapter 5 An interesting Place to Grow Up 25

Chapter 6 America's Relationship with Wrestling 31

Chapter 7 Getting Up Off the Ground 37

Chapter 8 Craig Still Doesn't Get It 43

Chapter 9 The Next Chapter in Life 53

Chapter 10 Nebraska 63

Chapter 11 The Road to the WWE 71

Chapter 12 Back from Atlanta 75

Chapter 13 Back to Cali 81

Chapter 14 Larry Pollack 89

Chapter 15 Snoop 95

Chapter 16 The WWE Calls 107

Chapter 17 McDonough, Georgia 111

Chapter 18 WWE: 2006-2008 117

Chapter 19 Getting Fired 123

Chapter 20 Starting Over 127

Chapter 21 Football Coach 135

Chapter 22 Back on the Road 139

Chapter 23 Back to the WWE (2010) 149

Chapter 24 Funkasaurus (2012-2013) 151

Chapter 25 WrestleMania 29 163

Chapter 26 Impact (2014) 169

Chapter 27 Meeting Gutfeld (2014) 173

Chapter 28 Fox News 179

Chapter 29 Trump 189

Chapter 30 Closing Thoughts 193

Afterword: Some Random Thoughts I've Had about Race, Life, and Politics 197

Acknowledgments 215

About the Author 221

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