Lio Rush is a former NXT Cruiserweight Champion and he was recently on Wrestling Inc. Daily podcast to talk about his NXT Cruiserweight Title win. Lio Rush was paired with Bobby Lashley for the majority of his main roster career.
The team was eventually split by WWE. Rush never exactly knew why WWE decided to break the team. He simply found out about it one fine day.
Lio Rush on Winning the NXT Cruiserweight Title
"I don't know. I really don't know," Rush admitted.
"The last day that I was on RAW, I was in a room with Vince and Hunter, and for some reason, I just had this weird friction with Hunter. I don't know what it was. I don't know if he thought I was too brash. I don't know if he thought that I was too outspoken.
With me and Hunter, we just never saw eye to eye." Rush won the WWE Cruiserweight Title on the 9th of October in 2019. He won the title during the same period when ACH called out WWE for not caring about Black People.
Rush stated that his title win actually was a huge distraction. "That's a very touchy subject, and I didn't even think about that before, but I don't know. I don't know what they think," Rush said. "ACH, I don't know what the extent of his situation was.
I knew that it was bad. I knew that it was ugly. I knew that a lot of people didn't like it. I knew that it was getting blown up on social media. "It has some similarities with my situation, but it was an entirely different thing on its own.
I don't know. Who knows with that company? So much goes on. There's so many people involved in every single conversation. The only thing that I do know is that it's unfortunate because ACH is such a talented person.
"We saw that with the match that I had with him at GCW, which was a match that definitely needed to happen. It's just an unfortunate situation that I and ACH were in. Similar but different situations but it just had a very bad look on the African-American community.
It's just an unfortunate situation." Rush then spoke about Vince McMahon’s thoughts on NXT. He admitted that he hasn’t watched a single NXT episode ever since he got released by the company. "Well, I don't know what's going on now.
I haven't watched anything since my release," Lio Rush admitted. "I mean, I've come across a few clips here and there, but I haven't watched an episode in its entirety at all. I would assume that he thinks is doing pretty well [since] NXT has been on for quite some time now, so there's got to be some type of enjoyment there from it."