Lio Rush developed a nuclear amount of heat on him backstage in WWE. This is nothing new as reports of his backstage heat were around well before this recent explosion of news concerning his backstage behavior.
The Man Of The Hour is currently not on WWE’s main roster and he wasn’t at the television tapings at all last week. There are reports that he could be benched and held “hostage,” but others are saying that NXT might be his new home soon enough.
Sean Ross Sapp stated during Fightful Select’s Q&A that he has not heard any rumors about NXT. In fact, Rush might have heat in NXT as well. Therefore, the company is looking to reboot Lio Rush in a totally different way.
“Now here’s the thing. I have not heard that [Rush is going back to NXT]. A lot of people said that they have, I’ve not. I’ve had people say that he would have heat in NXT as well.”
“I was told that it would be tough for him on the main roster. I’ve also been told that they would like to do a hard reset on him. They understand and recognize his talent.”
Only time will tell what happens with Lio Rush next, but WWE has a couple of options. A “hard reset” might be difficult considering all the negative attention he garnered along the way this time around, but you can never say never in WWE.
Lio Rush tried his best to explain why he has backstage heat in WWE, but in the end several commented about his ego issues. He declined a $300,000 a year contract with WWE for five years while asking for double that amount. Then he reportedly asked the company to release him so he could prove them wrong on the indies.
The book on Lio Rush in WWE is not closed at this point. In the meantime, it looks like he will be spending even more time at home as he continues to collect his downside guarantee from WWE.
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