Lio Rush has garnered a lot of criticism lately and has essentially been under a radar since joining the company back in 2017. Some recent comments have forced several superstars, past and present, to address his time in WWE and how his actions have affected his run.
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T discussed Rush recently, stating that he believes the Man of the Hour is incredibly talented on the mic and in the ring. However, his arrogance is severely affecting his TV time, claiming that he can only focus on himself and not the big picture.
Another Hall of Famer, Mark Henry, tackled the Lio Rush debate today on Busted Open Radio. The World’s Strongest Man revealed that he’d met Rush before and tried to get him to open up and pass on some sound advice.
I pulled him aside and told him, ‘Hey man, I’m hearing stuff in the locker room. What’s up?’ ‘Oh, there’s nothing wrong.’
It was a blatant lie to my face. I was trying to help him. I was trying to let him know that if he has a question to ask, now’s the time, because you’re very likely not going to run into anyone that knows the system like I know the system. And he didn’t do that, he lied to my face.
He went on to the topic of money, and how he should be making enough to afford his own rental cars and hotel rooms if he handled everything correctly.
If you’re walking around and you can’t pay for a rental car, you can’t pay for a hotel with the money that you make every week, then you need to change the way you’re spending. You can’t blame the office. If you spent everything before you got it, that’s your problem.
"It's not a race issue. It's an ego issue."@TheMarkHenry reveals exclusively on @BustedOpenRadio that he tried to help Lio Rush diffuse backstage issues at WWE and that rookie responsibilities are about respecting the business. pic.twitter.com/PRYW9PjuO0
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) May 2, 2019
Henry didn’t believe what Rush was dealing with was a race issue, but an issue of ego.
Nobody is exempt from being respectful to the business and paying homage to the guys drawing money. Steve Austin did it. The Rock did it. You’re better than The Rock? Get the Hell outta here!
Henry stated that he was a fan of Rush, but felt that this situation could only end in two ways, and would more than likely end with Rush losing his contract if he continues to walk down this path.