During an exclusive interview with Fightful, Lio Rush gave his side of the story as rumours continue to swirl regarding his status with WWE.
It’s not exactly a secret at this stage that something isn’t right behind the scenes between WWE and Rush. Bobby Lashley’s former advocate has been accused of many different things across a variety of different sites and podcasts in the last few weeks, but now, the man himself has decided to set the record straight.
Rush first made his move up to the main roster almost a year ago in June 2018, when he became a member of 205 Live. Eventually, he wound up moving to the main roster.
“My issue has never been with Bobby (Lashley),” Lio told Fightful. “Being with Bobby has helped the both of us out tremendously. It’s given me speaking confidence I didn’t know i had. I never was a promo guy on the indies. But being with Bobby made me a promo guy. My issue isn’t with my on screen role. My issue is the fact that I haven’t been on meet & greets with Bobby, haven’t been getting paid for merchandise for us that has my catchphrases on them. (I) have been sent to live shows and TVs and forced to pay for my own rental for 5 days as well as hotel while not making enough money to do so. Walking around broke in the biggest sports entertainment industry that there is while having two kids and a wife to support.”
“Me and Finn are cool , and my wife has never been an issue. There is someone who works for WWE who has hated me since the day I’ve worked for ROH and now that they work for WWE they’re leaking false information to get me released. At a certain point, I have to defend myself so that’s what I decided to do. We’re all human, and we’re all grown ass adults. The kind of shit the flies backstage is ridiculous and I’m surprised more people aren’t speaking up,”