Lio Rush had a lot of backstage heat in WWE. He was removed from the main roster and was sent home. He accepted his place in the company, but then he received a call regarding another idea.
Lio Rush spoke to Ryback on Conversations With The Big Guy, where he talked about he thinks of WWE. He discussed a conversation he had with Triple H regarding payment as well.
“I was ready to move on, I accepted the situation for what it was. And, you know, I think I checked out about three four months after I didn’t hear anything [from WWE]. And once it got close six to seven I was like okay I have this plan that I’m gonna, you know, move out, get away from wrestling just get away from everything. Focus and work on myself, my family, and other interests that I have.”
“Then, you know, I got that call from Hunter. Some conversations were had you know over the next couple of weeks about, obviously pay. That was my main thing you know? I wasn’t screwing around. I said, ‘this is what needs to happen in order for me to come back, I didn’t hear anything from you guys for a seven months so I’m not just gonna come as soon as you whistle and tell me to come back.’”
While Rush did win the NXT Cruiserweight Championship, he still felt he was played by WWE as thy did not deliver on their promises properly.
“As happy as I was that I was able to live out a dream and win a WWE Championship? In front of my family, in front of my fans, my friends and stuff like that? It was very disappointing and underwhelming. Just because, I got played, I was fooled. And I blame myself for that. Because I should have. I should have known that that was gonna happen based off of past experiences with them [WWE].”
Lio Rush was released from WWE on April 15th and since then he said he has quit professional wrestling entirely.
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