Lio Rush’ and backstage heat has been a hot topic for a while, and the man himself has taken to Twitter to address those rumors:
— Man Of The Hour ⌛️ (@itsLioRush) April 25, 2019
He closed with this statement:
“The fact of the matter is that i do what i do for the people like me. For the people who struggle, for the people who fight, for the kids who dream and for the men and woman with hope. The fact of the matter is that you don’t always know the facts and that’s ok.”
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter yesterday posted the following on Lush’ current standing in WWE:
“There’s internal heat on Lio Rush. On Raw this week, he wasn’t out with Lashley (neither were on Raw itself but Lashley worked the dark match main event). Rush is a very confident man. That can rub people the wrong way, even though you have to have that to be a star in this business. The story goes that he’s made it very clear to many people that he thinks he should be a/the top guy on the brand, and hasn’t been shy about saying it.”
Rush is no stranger to backstage controversy. In 2017 he was scolded for making a joke in poor taste regarding Emma’s release from WWE. He later talked about learning from the situation and apologized for the incident.