New NXT signee and indie star Lio Rush got yelled at by a few wrestlers on Twitter after posting a joke following Emma’s release.
In a now deleted tweet, Rush said:
There was a lot of backlash from people on Twitter, like there always is, but there was also some backlash from his fellow wrestlers:
Wow, kid. Didn’t you just get here? Professionalism goes a long way.
— Peyton Royce (@WWEPeytonRoyce) October 29, 2017
You aint gonna make it here with the wolves, kid.
— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) October 29, 2017
Sad to see this from you. https://t.co/7cmtITuaQa
— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) October 29, 2017
This business is incredibly difficult, both physically and mentally, already. Let's look out for each other, not breakdown or make jokes 🙏🏻
— Mike Kanellis (@RealMikeBennett) October 29, 2017
We're all brothers & sisters in this dream job, let's act like it.Take it from me, everything is an opportunity. Your call what happens next
— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) October 29, 2017
Oh, Lio…. pic.twitter.com/le4V6q059C
— WWE Murphy (@WWE_Murphy) October 29, 2017
— Ricochet (@KingRicochet) October 29, 2017
Lio Rush then posted this apology:
— M.O.T.H (@itsLioRush) October 29, 2017
Jack Gallagher was not impressed, but Mick Foley, Road Dogg and WWE producer Scott Armstrong seemed to be more understanding.
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
Maybe we should cut @itsLioRush some slack. He made a mistake. He feels terrible about it. He sincerely apologized. He's human. Thanks.
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) October 29, 2017
— Brian G. James (@WWERoadDogg) October 29, 2017