Tyrus is the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion.
He defeated champion Trevor Murdoch and former champion Matt Cardona in a three-way match in the main event of Saturday’s NWA Hard Times 3 event to win the championship for the first time. The finish had Murdoch giving Cardona a DDT on the cement floor. As he re-entered the ring, Tyrus grabbed Murdoch and put him in the Tongan death grip, chokeslamming him for the victory.
The end of Hard Times 3 saw Tyrus celebrating with the rest of Idol Sports Management.
Cardona, who held the championship earlier this year, had to vacate the title after injuring his biceps. Tyrus failed to capture the title in the main event of the second night of NWA 74 back in August, but received another championship match after he cashed in the NWA Television title, which he had successfully defended seven times.
Other title changes on the show included Jordan Clearwater defeating AJ Cazana to win the Television title and Kerry Morton defeating Homicide to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight title.
The NWA also announced that a live edition of their NWA Power television show will be held on January 31 from the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.