In our age of social media, everybody, it seems, has a reaction to everything. Emma's release was no different, and NXT's Lio Rush took to Twitter to comment on the matter and well... he had jokes.
It's an obvious joke, and the amusement value of it is definitely subjective, but the timing, well, folks didn't take to a wrestler still in WWE's employ and so low on the proverbial totem pole making a joke about a fellow talent's release.
And boy did he hear it. From former WWE Superstars...
@itsLioRush SHOW SOME RESPECT!! Have some class. You work for the same company. I’m so disgusted.— MilenaRoucka (@LaRosaMendes) October 29, 2017
...to current WWE Superstars...
You aint gonna make it here with the wolves, kid.— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) October 29, 2017
...to independent wrestlers...
...to his own fellow NXT Superstars.
Wow, kid. Didn’t you just get here? Professionalism goes a long way.— Peyton Royce (@WWEPeytonRoyce) October 29, 2017
In the end, Lio did post a lengthy apology and, at the urging of Taz, deleted the original.
All’s well that ends well? Well... maybe not, because his apology has drawn a mixed reaction itself.
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
There you have it, folks
Lio is an incredible wrestler already at the age of 22 to be sure, but it seems as though he has a way to go to learn to navigate social media etiquette and WWE locker room politics.