Lio Rush recently spoke to the Two Man Power Trip podcast about his career. He covered coming up with Velveteen Dream and his goals outside of the business. However, he also touched on his time on the WWE main roster as well.
Rush said that he feels as though he’s been quiet for the past couple of months as he sat at home and spent time with his family. He’s been writing and trying to get his head around a few things. Because his WWE run was seemingly over in an instant after he approached the top with a rocket on his back.
“Everything happened so fast. It was like I blinked and I was in a different part of the company. From having that small run in NXT to them putting me in that invitational tournament on WrestleMania weekend to having some semi-NXT UK experience to a couple months later getting signed to 205 Live and then getting to do Mixed Match Challenge and then Monday Night Raw.”
“It was incredible. It’s almost like when I was feeling comfortable in one spot they moved me on to the next thing so I had to adjust pretty quickly, but it was awesome. I truly don’t remember seeing anybody in so many different things in so many different positions and getting opportunities that I had.”
He said that “Lio 5 Live” and “24 Piece Of Gold” were things he came up with on social media and then before he knew it, they were using his catchphrases on commentary. Then things really got taken to another level when he was called-up to Raw as Bobby Lashley’s hypeman.
He said everything was moving “so fast” and when he heard that he was working with Bobby Lashley he saw it as a big chance to show what he could do. He didn’t even know what he would be doing with Lashley and he had no real clarification of what a “hypeman” was supposed to do.
Lio Rush said that they were throwing everything out there that they could to see what worked. Their chemistry seemed to be going well and they had a lot of fun with that dynamic. So they took their story to social media to give the angle more depth.
In the end, he addressed the biggest misconception that people have of him.
“I think I’ve always been a misunderstood guy just because of how I am. I’ve gone through a lot in my life. I’ve probably gone through a lot more than a teenager probably should go though. It kinda forced me to have this demeanor about me, it kinda forced me to grow up a little bit mentally and kinda have this mindset to succeed and not only have this mindset to work for me, but work for my family. I feel like being 24 years old I feel like a lot of people take it as arrogance.”
“I’ve always heard that and it kinda hurts to be honest because I feel like I’m a down to earth, kinda nice guy. I’m pretty quiet most of the time. I feel like a lot of people see that on-screen character and they go, ‘Oh my god he’s so loud, he’s so brash, so obnoxious and stuff like that. Then they see me not on screen and they see me quiet and not talking and they kinda turn it into ‘Oh he’s cocky, he’s arrogant because he’s this way on television.’ No, this is just me I’m just always in my head, I’m always thinking.”
“Yeah, it’s a weird thing, man. I’m not too good at explaining why I feel the way I feel or how I feel the way I feel, but I’m a pretty deep individual and I think a lot about what my next move is. What I’m gonna do, what I’m gonna say. It’s pretty weird, but it’s how I feel that people perceive me. I don’t think I’m that bad of a person.”
Lio Rush is currently spending some time away from WWE, but he is still a WWE Superstar. Perhaps the company will figure out what Lio Rush’s next move is, but until that day comes he will continue creating on his social media and with his music.
You can check out his new song “Scenic Lullaby” below. It really does give people a good look at some of the experiences Lio Rush went through before becoming The Man Of The Hour.
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