It had been previously reported that Lio Rush has been gaining a lot of heat backstage for various reasons. First, it was because he was becoming way too cocky backstage and recently it was because he was insisting that his wife be present at every show.
According to a new report from PWInsider, there has been a lot of talk backstage about what Rush’s future with WWE will look like. It is being rumored that he will be sent back to NXT at some point in the near future.
It should be noted that he was backstage for Raw this week, but not used on the show.
Check out what Rush can do when he’s at his best:
It should be noted that Rush has been a polarizing figure backstage for some time among other wrestlers. This goes all the way back to the November 2018 European tour, where he blew off what has long been considered standard backstage etiquette for the junior member of the roster on overseas tours. This includes being at the gorilla position after matches to provide water to talents as they returned from the ring as well as carrying coolers and drinks into the hotels where the roster was staying in order to set up a common area where everyone could socialize privately together.
These sorts of menial jobs are often done to show respect to the locker room and the business and are usually passed on to the next junior member of the locker room when someone else is brought up to the main roster. Given that this was his first European tour, those responsibilities would have technically fallen on Rush’s shoulders.
When several veterans tried to explain to Rush that he was making a mistake at the time, he blew off the advice and complained to WWE management, which didn’t score him any points.
Things calmed down in recent months, but there have been additional issues, including Rush allegedly bringing friends and relatives backstage without proper credentials and other moments where he has blown off counsel of senior Raw roster members.
We will continue to monitor this story and provide any updates as they become available to us.
Honestly, I think that a little bringing him down to earth would be a good thing. Based on what I’ve seen on social media, a good dressing down from Vince McMahon could do wonders for this guy.
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