Lio Rush spent a lot of time at home when he was pulled from the road. He used to be Bobby Lashley’s hypeman, but that role quickly went away.

Rush returned to NXT and soon became Cruiserweight Champion. He no longer holds that title, but placing a belt on him right away was certainly a sign that WWE isn’t done with Lio Rush.

While speaking to Swerve City Podcast, Lio Rush revealed that he’s out of his comfort zone now. It’s “nerve-racking” to not have a microphone in his hand and portray the usually brash character he made popular.

“People were so used to seeing that loud-mouth, brash kid that was on television that made people hate him. It was weird to me, to switch and be somebody different than who I am in real life. I feel like I’m pretty calm, cool, collected. To be out there, screaming through a microphone every week was pretty nerve-racking. Definitely out of my comfort zone.” 


We’ll have to see what’s next for Lio Rush. He might have to take a trip to the UK for another shot at the NXT Cruiserweight Championship after Jordan Devlin captured the title at Worlds Collide. There are still plenty of things that Lio Rush can accomplish in Full Sail Arena.

Thanks to Fightful for the quote

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