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WWE NXT star acknowledges he had backstage heat because of what he said on social media

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WWE NXT star acknowledges he had backstage heat because of what he said on social media



WWE NXT Superstar Lio Rush was interviewed by ESPN this week to help promote his debut music track with childhoold friend Marucs Phillips.

Among several topics, Rush talked about the fallout after his comment on Twitter about Emma. Last October, Rush said the following after she was released by WWE: “I guess these are the things that happen when you’re not TRULY ready for @WWEAsuka.”

The comment rubbed a lot of people the wrong way an there were people pushing to get him fired. In fact, if he didn’t apologize so soon then it was likely that he was going to be released. Rush told ESPN that there was no formal punishment from WWE but he didn’t appear again on TV until January.

“It was definitely a difficult situation,” Rush said. “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,” Rush continued. “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.”

WWE management clearly sees his talent. Hopefully, things work out for him and he ends up with a long career because he is really good and he’s just 23 years old. In addition to wrestling and being a father, his other passion is his music. Rush’s new single “Money Money” was released on Friday and you can listen to it by clicking below:








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