Billy Corgan Says He Cashed A Lot Of Cheques With Tyrus' Mouth

Tyrus made the NWA money, according to Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan doesn't regret pushing Tyrus as one of the National Wrestling Alliance's top stars. 

Speaking about the former Funkasaurus and the controversy that surrounds him on Fightful's Wrestling Perspective Podcast, Billy Corgan stated: 

"I cashed a lot of cheques with his mouth, including stuff that cost me a lot of money. So I'm not shy about that type of thing. So, did we accomplish together what we set out to do for Tyrus? The character and George Murdoch, the human being? Absolutely. The fact that it was controversial, okay! What did Eric Bischoff say? Controversy creates cash? If you're going to let that mob book your promotion, you shouldn't run a wrestling promotion."

Tyrus initially debuted in the NWA in March 2023 and he went on to capture the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship in November 2022. He remained champion for 288 days until Tyrus dropped the belt to EC3 in August 2023 in what turned out to be Tyrus' retirement match. 

Tyrus is considered a controversial figure due to his role as a panellist on FOX News. He recently threatened to assault his own children over preferred pronouns.

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