On Sunday, WWE did a little bit of late spring cleaning by announcing they had released three superstars, with many speculating that there could be more to come over the next few days.
WWE said they have 'come to terms' with the release of three RAW superstars; Emma, Summer Rae, and Darren Young, wishing them the best in all of their future endeavors in a statement on their website.
The most surprising release of the three was Emma, as she was recently booked in a match against the debuting Asuka at the TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs pay-per-view, and was even on Monday Night RAW a week ago.
WWE fans and fellow superstars were shocked to see Emma go, as it had appeared her 'It's all about me' gimmick had just been catching on over the past couple of weeks, which gave her more television time.
However, one WWE superstar from the NXT division made a rookie mistake which he surely will regret if he ends up being released one day in the future when he reacted to the release of Emma on Sunday.
Lio Rush, who has only been with the WWE for about a month, made a harsh joke about Emma's release which didn't go down well with WWE fans and superstars alike. He said: "I guess these are the things that happen when you're not TRULY ready for Asuka."
It was an obvious joke, and whether you find it funny or not is neither here nor there. The main problem with it is the timing, as he is making fun of someone whose life has just changed dramatically with the loss of their job, which is no laughing matter at all. Almost anyone related to the WWE hit out at him over it.
Rush later apologized for the incident, and while some forgave him for a rookie mistake (he's only 22), others haven't been so forgiving.
In the end, it was a rookie mistake, and he will most likely be receiving more social media lessons in the future at WWE's Performance Center. This was just one of those learning curves for him.