During his brief run with WWE, Lio Rush spent a fair amount of time across many of WWE’s brands. Naturally, during this time he would have many interactions with both Vince McMahon and Triple H.
Speaking with Sportskeeda, Rush commented on the regular pleasantries he would exchange with Vince McMahon and frequently butting heads with Triple H over his position on the card and his benefit to the promotion as a whole.
“That first hiatus that I had from the company, I was dealing with Vince and, yeah, he had said that he was going to reach out to me at some point during my time at home but I just never got a call from anybody or heard anything from anybody so I was dealing with Vince at that point,” said Rush. “Then, once I came back to the company, and I started to wrestle for 205 Live again, being at the same tapings as Friday Night SmackDown on Fox, I saw Vince, I would see Vince all the time and he would just… He would say, you know, ‘Hey, good to see you, hope you’re doing okay,’ and stuff like that.”
He continued, “Triple H… I don’t know if it ended on good terms or not because I feel like me and Hunter, we clashed heads a lot. We were always in disagreement as far as what the plan was for me and how he saw me as a character or how he saw me as an asset to the brand.
I feel like we were just always disagreeing all the time and it sucked because obviously I looked up to Triple H when I was a kid and stuff like that, so it was weird trying to break that separation from being an admirer of his but now, at the same time, I’m an employee of his and he is my boss, so it was hard for me to separate the two and it was kind of disappointing every time I had a conversation with him – but the lack of communication leading up to the initial release was with Hunter.”
Rush was released by WWE on Wednesday, April 15th, and recently tweeted that he may leave wrestling altogether. Learn more at this link.