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WWE News: More wrestling personalities react to Lio Rush's joke on the release of Emma

19.86K   //    31 Oct 2017, 01:59 IST

It's going to be awkward in the locker room of the next NXT tapings for Lio Rush...
It's going to be awkward in the locker room of the next NXT tapings for Lio Rush...

What's the story?

More current and former wrestling personalities took to Twitter in response to the tweet Lio Rush posted after the WWE announced that Emma was released from her contract. In case you missed it, take a look at Rush's tweet below:

An ex
An example of not thinking before hitting send

Word of the tweet spread fast as we reported on initial reactions to Rush's tweet yesterday. Even more current and former WWE wrestlers weighed in on Twitter including Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, Taz, and Jack Gallagher. Take a look at their tweets below:

In case you didn't know...

The WWE announced the release of three wrestlers on Sunday afternoon with Emma being the most prominent in terms of her recent role within the company. The other two wrestlers, Summer Rae and Darren Young, were working their way back from major injuries.


The heart of the matter

While some directly responded to Lio Rush, others like Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe did not, but it was clear what they were referencing. The fact that this reached so many people within the industry will probably lead to some heat with management in the short-term.

There were very few people defending Lio Rush, especially those famous within the wrestling industry, but Mick Foley did post a tweet asking people to move on from the situation:

It didn't make the situation any easier when Emma posted the following as her first tweet since the news of her release broke:

What's next?

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for any further information on the matter. I expect there wouldn't be any disciplinary action taken against Rush outside of being held off television for a while.

Author's take

Rush knows by now what he did is one of the worst things you can do in the wrestling industry, make light of someone losing their job. He's very young and is in for some very awkward moments in the near future within the NXT locker room, but hopefully, he can learn from this and be more professional going forward.

Rush is very talented and has moved through the ranks rapidly. Sometimes when you get so far so quick, you think you're bulletproof. This dose of reality will bring him back down to earth and hopefully he can move on in a positive direction because he has a very bright future.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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