Those stories included that Rush has rubbed people the wrong way by having his wife with him at all times - even at rehearsals, that he brushed off advice from Finn Bálor about how that looks to management, and that he’s hoping to get a reality show focused on his family.
Just as he did when the first, less detailed rumors hit last week, Lio’s responded on social media:
Some of the stuff that i read after getting tagged in on these “dirtsheets” are ridiculous. But since y’all are recording my every move. Put this one in your newest article for me. Where I’m from, i was taught to value hard work, not complacency...— Man Of The Hour ⌛️ (@itsLioRush) April 28, 2019
Push and believe in yourself past expectations other people have made for you. Put your family and god first before anything. Remain humble but stay hungry. Fight for the things you believe in and never apologize for being you. Spread the word. #Heel— Man Of The Hour ⌛️ (@itsLioRush) April 28, 2019
Is there anything here?
We’ll find out when we see how or if WWE books him from here on out, most likely. That a source within the company is getting this narrative out to the so-called “dirtsheets” is an indication that somebody backstage has an issue with Lio Rush. Attempting to dispel the rumors by slamming websites and newsletter writers is a time-honored wrestling tradition, Rush would do well to make nice with whoever his detractors are on the roster and/or creative team as well.