Lio Rush has finally addressed getting heat over joke about Emma’s release

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This WWE star has finally addressed his mistake.

NXT star Lio Rush received a lot of backlash from WWE Superstars after his tweet about Emma being released by WWE last year. The tweet Rush sent out got him some major heat backstage. The heat almost got him fired from the sports entertainment company.

his was evident from some of the tweets from current WWE stars in response to Rush. It was mentioned that Rush would have likely been released from WWE if it wasn’t for the apology coming soon after the tweet.

Lio was the winner of the 2016 Top Prospect Tournament as well as his time in Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) where he was the former CZW World Heavyweight Champion and a former two-time CZW Wired Champion.

Rush signed with the sports entertainment company just two months. He has made a name for himself on the independent scene. It was an expected signing, to say the least. He has already started training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida and is featured on the NXT brand.

He wrestled for ROH in April and had spent his time wrestling on the independent scene since then. He also finished up his commitments with CZW, EVOLVE, and MCW Pro Wrestling prior to signing with the WWE.

Rush started with MCW in Maryland in 2014. WWE has signed a ton of former Ring of Honor stars as of late including Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, and Bobby Fish, who have all made their WWE television debuts.

In joining the WWE, Rush reunites with a former tag team partner, current NXT Superstar The Velveteen Dream, with whom Rush co-held the Maryland Championship Wrestling Tag Team Titles in 2015.

Lio was recently interviewed by ESPN and during the interview, he spoke about the situation. Here is what he had to say:

“It was definitely a difficult situation. I’ve worked so hard and spent years trying to brand myself and to show the world that Lio Rush is a top prospect in the professional wrestling world. So it was a bit rough to see so many people turn on me for that, but I’ve owned up to my mistakes.

“I have said my apologies. What else can you do? You live, you make mistakes and you learn. I know a big thing that I tweeted out shortly after that — ‘a mistake shouldn’t be your attacker, it should be your teacher.’ I’ve definitely learned from that situation. I definitely have not let that situation change the pacing of me succeeding in anything.”


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