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Chris Jericho joins in on the Lio Rush debate and younger talent carrying bags of veterans

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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.

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.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Raw has guys like AJ Styles, Cesaro, and the Usos… I guarantee you they know how to run a locker room. Smackdown has guys like Orton, Big Show, and The Hardys, who would be easily able to take that role if needed. I don’t think it’s a lack of leadership as much as it’s a lack of talent being willing to follow tradition, for better or worse.

  • Soulshroude

    There might not be as many “locker room leaders” these days, what with Cena, and Taker gone.

  • oppa

    Can someone explain who is wanting him to carry their bags for them, or give them water after their match in the first place? I really want to know who is still insisting on this stuff, and how much respect they are showing older vets when they come in the locker room. The odd things in Mark Henry said he’d be going to PPVs from now on because people are leaving a mess and feeling like they don’t have to clean up after themselves and other stupid stuff you shouldn’t have to tell adults to do. Sounds like the WWE locker room is a mess right now.