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Released wrestler says WWE is making a mockery out of recent firings

Lio Rush took to Twitter to express his unhappiness with how WWE has been dealing with recent releases.

As noted earlier this week, WWE has reached out to several of the wrestlers that were released and they have offered them new contracts to return to the company. However, the deals being offered are less than what they were making before.

Kurt Angle was offered to return as Matt Riddle’s manager but he declined the offer. Angle did not state if money was an issue. Drake Maverick is back with the company after signing a new contract this week. Triple H made the call to bring him back after Vince McMahon made the call to release him in April.

Rush said on Twitter that WWE’s handling of the released wrestlers has been a “slap in the face.”

He tweeted, “Man….Are they going to hire everyone back then? Kind of a slap in the face to use this as a shoot work. But I guess I’m not surprised. Super happy for anyone getting their job back. But damn, real trauma and a lot of others were apart of this.”

In a follow-up tweet, he wrote, “I wish that I was still a child just staring at the bright lights on the TV screen being a fan. Instead of being so self aware of corporate.”

He added that WWE is “Literally making a mockery of legitimate firings.”

Rush is referring to Maverick being used in storylines on NXT in recent weeks during his non-compete period.

He continued, “BECAUSE ITS F**KED UP. It’s called having a heart and showing compassion for those who have also suffered from losing their jobs on that day. It’s not spuds fault. It’s the companies and it’s disgusting.”

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