He said, "I don't see it (AEW) as legitimate competition, I see it as competition, which is great. There should always be a competition. But until they actually produce one of their own major stars, until they actually have a production as big as WWE, and until they start — I mean, WWE's already got — they've got the next three generations of superstars because they have, like, NXT camps all over the world now. They're so far ahead of the game that I don't see any real competition. Not even close... But I believe that competition is always good, especially in the sports entertainment industry. I really support them." H/t: Comicbook
WWE's aggressive hiring practices have enabled the company to have a roster filled with the best talents from around the world. However, when it comes to apt utilization of the manpower, the powers that be backstage are clueless. It's sometimes appalling to see the kind of talents that are warming the benches.
The main roster is brimming with gifted superstars and many of them have been absent from TV for extended periods of time. The reasons vary, of course, and in this slider, we'll take a look at those names who you probably forgot are still listed as main roster stars.
#1. Lio Rush
You can have all the skill and ability in the world but without the proper attitude, you aren't going anywhere in the WWE. Lio Rush is a prime example. At least, that is if the rumors are to be believed.
The 23-year-old Superstar's career seemed to have been progressing well as the hypeman of Bobby Lashley. He got ample amount of screen-time, put together compelling promos and was also said to be in the good books of WWE officials.
However, early success may have gotten the better of the young superstar as concerning reports of backstage heat on Rush started making the rounds. The former 205 Live Star was accused of having a 'bad attitude', with reports stating that he disrespected a few veterans and WWE stars backstage. Things kept getting worse as he was split up from Lashley before being taken off TV altogether.
Rush even removed all mentions of WWE on his Twitter handle and posted cryptic videos and tweets that hinted at a departure. The latest update from PWInsider claims that WWE will be sending him back to NXT.
The Man of the Hour needs to start with a clean slate.