In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer offers further backstage updates on Lio Rush and his status with WWE.
It is being reported that whatever heat he has may be magnified due to the interview that he did with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, where he opened up about feeling that he is being shorted on merchandise money, and responded to rumors that he had heat for not giving veteran Talent water after shows in Europe by saying that he wasn’t sure that a black kid handing wrestlers water was a good look.
What we know about Rush’s status is that he has officially been split from Bobby Lashley, but has been backstage at Monday Night Raw television.
If you follow the trajectory of his career in WWE, you will see that he pretty much skipped the NXT scene to go straight to 205 Live, and had a short tenure there before being called up to Monday Night Raw as the mouthpiece for Bobby Lashley.
The future is wide open for Rush as he feels he should be a scrappy baby face and a feel-good story, but has obviously exemplified great microphone skills as a bad guy.
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