• Lio Rush Talks About Other Wrestlers Turning On Him After He Made A Joke About Emma’s Release From WWE
During a recent interview with ESPN, NXT wrestler Lio Rush talked about other wrestlers turning on him after he tweeted a joke about Emma’s WWE release, getting into music business, and being trained under WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels & Triple H.
Below are the highlights:
On other wrestlers turning on him after he tweeted a joke about Emma’s WWE release:
“It was definitely a difficult situation. I’ve worked so hard and spent years trying to brand myself and to show the world that Lio Rush is a top prospect in the professional wrestling world. So it was a bit rough to see so many people turn on me for that, but I’ve owned up to my mistakes. I have said my apologies. What else can you do? You live, you make mistakes, and you learn. I know a big thing that I tweeted out shortly after that – ‘a mistake shouldn’t be your attacker, it should be your teacher’. I’ve definitely learned from that situation. I definitely have not let that situation change the pacing of me succeeding in anything.”
On getting into music business:
“My passion for music has always been there. I always knew I’d get into the music industry in some kind of capacity. I’ve been influenced by friends that I’ve made over the years and the culture that I’ve been around the years. That led to rapping.”
All of this is just about continuing to brand yourself. Continuing to make a name for yourself. Continuing to show that we wrestlers aren’t just one-trick ponies. People are constantly asking, ‘What’s going on with wrestling? What’s happening with wrestling?’ The perception of a professional wrestler only knowing how to be a professional wrestler and nothing else is a little crazy to me. Yes, I’m still a professional wrestler.
Yes, I’m still a father. I’m still everything else, but yes I can do other things, and yes I can be successful in other things. We’re capable of many things, whether that’s bodyslamming somebody in the ring or whether that’s, for me, making an impact in the music industry.”
On being trained under WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels and Triple H:
“The fact that I’m being able to be trained and coached by one of the greatest in-ring performers who has ever lived – and that’s the ‘Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels – for him to be one of the trainers there and to be able to learn from him and just follow in his footsteps is a pretty cool thing.
Even Triple H. Him being the boss of everything is absolutely incredible. Being a fan, being somebody who’s wanted to be a professional wrestler since they were 5-years-old and growing up watching Triple H, watching Shawn Michaels, and then to one day wake up and report to work and that’s my coach. That’s my boss. It’s absolutely incredible.”
• Reason Behind Complete Money In The Bank 2018 Program Having A Run Time Of 6 Hours
According to DirtySheets.net, Money In The Bank 2018 program will have a total run time of 6 hours ( 1 hour pre-show + 4 hour main show + 1 hour post-show).
WWE is increasing the length of their PPVs to please their shareholders, as “hours watched” on the WWE Network is a very important metric and live PPVs remain the most watched shows on the WWE Network. So by increasing the number of hours for a live event and with millions of viewers watching, WWE can boast a substantial increase in the number of “hours watched” on the WWE Network.