Lio Rush has become one of the hottest subjects in the world of pro wrestling, though it isn’t exactly a positive discussion. The Man of the Hour has received loads of criticism after an interview with Fightful where he said, among other things, that he didn’t think it was a good look to have “a black kid” carrying waters and bags for other wrestlers.
Once again, another legend has decided to weigh in on Lio Rush and the practice of showing respect to veterans. Chris Jericho tackled the subject today when a fan claimed that if they were a big star in the WWE, they would never make young guys carry their bags.
Jericho responded, stating:
Key statement there is ‘if I was a big Star in WWE.’ You’re not, so u don’t know the respect and dedication you need to make it in WWE. I never once ‘made’ a young guy carry my bags. But I was shown respect every day. To disrespect the vets in any way is taboo in our biz.
Key statement there is “if I was a big Star in the WWE”. You’re not, so u don’t know the respect and dedication you need to make it in WWE. I never once “made” a young guy carry my bags. But I was shown respect every day. To disrespect the vets in any way is taboo in our biz. https://t.co/GlFCIag9wE
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 3, 2019
Rush has reportedly since asked the WWE to release him after refusing a new offer, and is more than likely on the way out the door.