Lio Rush Reportedly Has Heat Again Backstage In WWE

Lio Rush has reportedly gained some detractors backstage.

Lio Rush
Lio Rush

Lio Rush is reported to have rubbed some the wrong way backstage in WWE. According to a recent report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Rush is not shy about telling people backstage he feels he should be a top guy on RAW.

“There is internal heat on Lio Rush,” Dave Meltzer wrote. “The story goes that he’s made it very clear to many people that he thinks he should be a/the top guy on the brand, and hasn’t been shy about saying it.”

The report also says that Rush is very confident and this can irritate some of his colleagues.

Lio Rush in WWE

This isn’t the first time Rush’s name has come up in regards to having heat with his fellow WWE workers. Following WWE’s release of Tenille Dashwood (FKA Emma) in the fall of 2017, Rush took criticism for posting a Tweet considered insensitive to Dashwood’s release.

Peyton Royce, currently 1/2 of the WWE Women’s Tag champs, responded to Rush’s comment about Emma with the following Tweet:

Lio Rush on the Main Roster

Rush got called up to the main roster last summer. He’s competed on both 205 Live and RAW since then.

In the build-up to WrestleMania, he wrestled alongside Bobby Lashley in several handicap matches against Finn Balor. Rush hasn’t wrestled on 205 Live since February. His last match in the cruiserweight division was a #1 Contendership fatal 4-way match won by Akira Tozawa in February.