Lio Rush Reacts to the Drake Maverick/NXT Storyline – “It’s a Slap in the Face!”

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As many of you saw on last night’s WWE NXT broadcast, El Hijo del Fantasma defeated Drake Maverick in the NXT Cruiserweight title tournament finals. Following the match, Triple H came out and offered Maverick a new NXT contract. Former WWE Superstar Lio Rush is not a fan. He took to Twitter today, saying that turning Drake Maverick’s legitimate WWE release into a storyline is a “slap in the face.” He said,

“Man….Are they going to hire everyone back then? Kind of a slap in the face to use this as a shoot work. But i guess I’m not surprised. Super happy for anyone getting there job back. But damn, real trauma and a lot of others were apart of this.”

As noted yesterday here on eWn, some of the recently released WWE Superstars from last April are being offered new contracts to possibly return to the company. The offers for the released Superstars are reportedly a “fraction” of what they were making previously. Impact Wrestling teased some of those released Superstars possibly appearing at Slammiversary 2020 in an ad for the event that was released this week. Alvarez stated that the idea that the released WWE talents would turn down offers from Impact Wrestling because they were waiting for new offers to return to WWE are false. Bryan Alvarez said the following:

“The offers that I’ve seen, we may be seeing a fair number of people showing up at Impact. I don’t know that. I just know that based on what I’ve seen, some renewal offers, there are definitely people that would definitely go to Impact Wrestling.”



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