NXT star Lio Rush is back peddling after an insensitive tweet following Emma’s WWE release. Shortly after WWE announced Emma’s departure, Rush tweeted,
“I guess these are the things that happen when you’re not TRULY ready for @WWEAsuka?”
The tweet was later deleted after an onslaught of negative responses from his followers and various WWE personalities.
Rush, who made his NXT debut just last month, gives a ‘sorry if you were offended’ non-apology and says he’s saddened that his tweet got ‘completely blown out of proportion.’
Rush says he respects Emma, would never mock somebody for losing their job …. and wishes her good luck on behalf of himself and WWE.
— M.O.T.H (@itsLioRush) October 29, 2017
Several WWE personalities expressed their dismay with Lio’s actions.
So busy trying to be a comedian, you forget you’re a dumbass https://t.co/lQbsyWzAsk
— Dash (@DashWilderWWE) October 29, 2017
Apologising because people didn't like your joke, not for joking about someone losing their job. Also, try the English classes at the PC. ? https://t.co/tZnaDzqB5K
— Jack A. Gallagher (@GentlemanJackG) October 29, 2017
Oh, Lio…. pic.twitter.com/le4V6q059C
— WWE Murphy (@WWE_Murphy) October 29, 2017