Lio Rush looks set for WWE exit – here’s the weird reasons why he has so much heat backstage in the company
Things haven’t been going good for Lio Rush in the WWE lately.
According to multiple reports, the 24-year-old has been in the doghouse in the WWE pretty much ever since he started on the main roster last year as Bobby Lashley’s hype man.
While Rush’s microphone abilities and in-ring prowess cannot be denied – two things Vince McMahon loves – it seems that, reportedly, his attitude doesn’t match.
It’s been said Rush has a high opinion of himself backstage that boarders on arrogance and his constant moaning to upper management and refusal to take advice from company veterans has landed him in hot water with few allies.
PW Insider’s latest report says the heat started on the European tour almost 12 months ago.
Mike Johnson reported: “As the junior member of the tour, he blew off what has long been considered standard backstage etiquette for the junior member of the roster on overseas tours, including being at the gorilla position after matches to provide water to talents as they returned from the ring as well as carrying coolers and drinks into the hotels where the roster was staying in order to set up a common area where everyone could socialize privately together.
“These sorts of menial jobs are often done to show respect to the locker room and the business and are usually passed on to the next junior member of the locker room when someone else is brought up to the main roster. Given that this was his first European tour, those responsibilities would have technically fallen on Rush’s shoulders.”
It has also been reported that Rush has a habit of bringing unauthorised family backstage and when Finn Balor tried to warn him off this backstage faux pas, his advice fell on death ears.
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In reality, Rush is an ultra-talented 24-year-old who really shouldn’t be punished for simply failing to give some elder talent water. Still, respecting those that have come before you is a big part of wrestling and perhaps Rush should have worked harder to fit in, a la The Miz.
As noted in our gossip column today, Lashley appeared without Rush on Raw this week and there was no mention of his hype man, so he could well be done with the company.
Here’s to hoping that isn’t the case.
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