Lio Rush posted the following statement on his Twitter account, responding to a report in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that he was facing heat with WWE due to some recent behavior:
The fact of the matter is no matter what you do you do in life, no matter what route you take, you’ll always have people out there that’ll try to tear you down. Tell you that you can’t be or do something. Try to stomp on your name and [halt] your success. The fact of the matter is that I love what I do and have been in love with the dreams of being in the current position that I’m in now since I was 5 years old.
The fact of the matter is that I am a young, hungry, and humble husband and father of two boys who believes in himself more than anybody will ever believe in me. The fact of the matter is that I am a passionate African American male in America who takes my passion seriously and will do whatever it takes to change me and my family’s situation. The fact of the matter is that I’ve overcome neglect, suicide, anxiety, depression, and everything else at a very young age that a human of my current age should never have to go through.
The fact of the matter is that you can beat these demons, achieve what you’ve sought out to achieve. The fact of the matter is that I do what I do for the people like me. For the people who struggle, for the people who fight, for the kids who dream and for the men and woman with hope. The fact of the matter is that you don’t always know the facts and that’s ok.
This week’s Observer stated Rush was facing “internal heat” backstge for his confident behavior and belief that he should be a top guy on RAW. According to the post, Rush hasn’t been shy about speaking his mind, and this could rub people the wrong way. It was noted that Rush was used in his normal capacity on RAW this week, as Lashley came to the ring on his own for a dark match main event.
Rush had previously addressed the perception about his him being cocky on Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia, saying he’s faced this all of his life, saying his confidence should not be mistaken, and it comes from feeling like he’s always had to stick up for himself.
— Man Of The Hour ⌛️ (@itsLioRush) April 25, 2019