WWE Almost Fired Lio Rush After Tweet About Emma's Release

It's not a good idea to start your WWE career with nearly everyone in every locker room thinking you're trouble and not going to fit in with the rest of the roster. That's where Lio Rush sits right now after making the mistake of tweeting an insensitive remark about the release of Emma from the WWE.

The WWE NXT newcomer picked up some heat online and found himself on the receiving end of a number of nasty tweets from other WWE Superstars after he tweeted on Emma's WWE departure by writing, "I guess these are the things that happen when you're not TRULY ready for @WWEAsuka"

Wrestlers like Bray Wyatt, Jack Gallagher, Peyton Royce, Dash Wilder and others were quick to publicly point out what a stupid and insensitive move that was and even though NXT General Manager William Regal sort of came to his defense, citing that everyone makes mistakes, it was common knowledge that Rush made a huge error in judgement. He later apologized for saying what he'd said.


Unfortunately for Rush, even after tweeting a lengthy apology (which was very poorly written) The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that the heat on Rush was so bad that Rush was almost immediately terminated from his contract.

The former ROH star is going to have a very difficult time earning back the trust of his peers and many in the WWE felt that the hole he dug for himself was simply too big to climb out of. The saving grace was his written apology that happened before he was required to write one.

While WWE wrestlers are likely too professional to intentionally now go out and teach Rush a lesson in the ring, you can imagine that he doesn't have a lot of friends backstage right now. If Bray Wyatt's tweet is accurate, Rush is probably never going to make it with the big boys.


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