Lio Rush rose to popularity quickly in WWE. He appeared alongside Bobby Lashley as his hypeman for months before he was taken off the road. Now he’s back in NXT and doing what he can to make sure that the Man Of The Hour continues his journey with WWE.

Rumors of backstage heat surfaced around the time that Lio Rush was pulled from the road. He spent a lot of time sitting at home before finally coming back to NXT.

While speaking to The Sporting News, they asked Lio Rush if he’s surprised that WWE still has him on their roster. He said that “surprised” probably isn’t the right word. The correct term would be grateful.

“Am I surprised that I’m still in the WWE? I wouldn’t necessarily say surprised. I don’t know if surprise is the word that I would go for. I’m just grateful for the opportunity to still be here. I’m not going to say that I’m surprised that they still kept me here or anything like that because I feel like that would be a very arrogant thing to say. The one thing I am is grateful.”


“I’m grateful that I still have the opportunity to do what I love while making money and doing it. I’m grateful that I’ve had the chance to work and wrestle as many guys as I have at the level and the caliber of entertainers and athletes that there are. I’m grateful that they see that I’m an asset to the company, in WWE, NXT. I’m grateful that they see something special in me at such a young age and that they’re willing to allow me to work out the kinks and go through these things to develop not only as a person but as a performer and businessman in the company.”

Lio Rush failed to capture the NXT Cruiserweight Championship from Jordan Devlin this week on NXT. It might not have been the right time to take the title off of Devlin since he just won it at Worlds Collide. That won’t stop Lio Rush as he continues to show his gratitude every time he steps in the ring.

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