WWE Hall of Famer Booker T has suggested that if a former WWE star could just “shut his mouth” then he might do even better in the wrestling industry.
Lio Rush has found relative success wherever he has gone in the wrestling world but controversy has never been far from the NXT Cruiserweight Champion.
Rush had been acting as Bobby Lashley’s manager for a spell but that ended after WrestleMania 35 amid reports that Rush had “heat” in the WWE locker room. After a spell on the sidelines, Lio Rush returned to WWE but as part of NXT and the cruiserweight division.
Following his release from the company in 2020, Lio Rush eventually joined AEW but that stint was mired in controversy as well. Rush very publicly took issue with Tony Khan’s response to ex-AEW star Big Swole’s comments and his run came to an end in February 2022 when his deal expired.
“I think there’s somebody out there right now that’s knocking on the door, that’s looking to get his foot in the door. Like a Lio Rush. I heard Lio Rush put something out, a cryptic tweet, and Lio Rush may be trying to make a return to the WWE. You know what, that’s got controversy written all over it [Laughs].”
“If Lio Rush can just shut his mouth for a second, he’d be okay. The dude’s a talent. I always say, on social media, you can put your foot in your mouth. And I see this guy is talent. But, sometimes you get to a point and you wonder if you want to deal with somebody because of the social media presence and how outspoken they are on social media. We’ll see.”