Fox Nation 5 Things You Didn't Know About Tyrus
Fox News Insider caught up with Tyrus, the "Greg Gutfeld Show" fan-favorite who will be one of the stars of Fox Nation.
The subscription-based streaming service debuts on November 27, featuring daily shows like "UN-PC," which Tyrus will host each day at 6:00pm ET alongside Britt McHenry.
Read on to find out more about Tyrus and learn more about becoming a Fox Nation founding member.
1. Tyrus played college football at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, later trying out for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills and the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.
He went on to play arena football for a couple years and once ruptured his appendix while playing for the Charleston Swamp Foxes.
2. Tyrus was once a bodyguard for Snoop Dogg.
He got the gig after Snoop's bodyguard witnessed him deftly deal with an unruly patron while he was working security at a Los Angeles club.
He and Snoop bonded over their shared love of football, and Tyrus started coaching in Snoop's youth football league.
"Snoop's a pretty basic guy," Tyrus said. "He's a very humble dude. He's not stuck on himself. That's one thing I love about Snoop. He's a real dude."
— Tyrus (@PlanetTyrus) January 7, 2014
3. Tyrus worked for years as a professional wrestler and performed around the world. He may be familiar to WWE fans because of his Brodus Clay persona.
He was discovered by WWE's head of talent during a chance encounter at the Los Angeles club where he worked during the weekend of WrestleMania XX in 2004.
He said his favorite part of pro wrestling was "stealing the crowd" and making them a part of the show.
Tyrus once gifted Kat Timpf with his action figure for her birthday on a recent "Gutfeld Show."
— Fox News Fan (@FNC_Ladies_Rule) October 21, 2018
4. Tyrus and Greg Gutfeld first connected on Twitter.
"It's an old love story," Tyrus joked, revealing that he liked several of Gutfeld's tweets, which led to them following each other.
They started communicating and Gutfeld eventually invited Tyrus to come on the show as a guest.
5. Tyrus went viral a few years ago for urging compliance with police officers amid Black Lives Matter protests.
"When I'm compliant, nothing bad is going to happen to me. It's not my moment to resist arrest, and when everyone videotapes me resisting arrest and being taken down, that's where bad things happen," Tyrus said. "That doesn't make me Rosa Parks. That makes me a criminal. And it has nothing to do with color."
Gutfeld suggested that the segment helped the show achieve success, noting that the audience "doubled in size" shortly after.