The drama surrounding WWE Superstar Lio Rush has been one of the hottest topics on the internet over the last week. Numerous reports have come out involving incidents that have drawn a lot of backstage heat on Lio Rush, and it looks as though he might not be returning to the main roster anytime in the near future.
Rush spoke out on the reports yesterday refuting many of them, while trying to paint the picture that there is no heat on him backstage within the company. However, there are still many reports that say otherwise.
According to a new report from PWInsider, Lio Rush was offered a new five-year deal that was said to be worth $300,000 a year. Lio Rush as said to have turned down WWE’s offer and instead asked for $600,000 per year.
“Rush’s claims are interesting, especially since WWE sources have claimed today that Rush was offered a new, five-year contract that was said to be in the $300 thousand range, but turned it down, instead, according to multiple sources, asking for double that number.”
In addition, it was also reported that Lio Rush requested that WWE released him from his current WWE contract, as he wishes to show the company what he is capable of outside of WWE.
“We are told that Rush has, at on at least one occasion, instead suggested the company release him so he can “show them” what he could accomplish outside of WWE.”
It should be noted that WWE offered Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson of The Revival new five-year contracts worth $550k per year, however they too turned down the deal. We would like to point out that the amount of money that Rush asked for is $100,000 more a year than WWE offered the former Tag Team Champions.
We will keep you updated if we hear anything more about the ongoing Lio Rush situation, or any other backstage developments within WWE.
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(Thanks to our friends at Ringsidenews.com for the transcriptions.)