Lio Rush is the "Man of The Hour" and the man of many talents.
When Rush was taken off WWE TV following WrestleMania 35, he was ready to move on and had dipped his toes into various forms of content creation. From his music, to promos, to skits, Lio was diversifying his skill set, and he told Fightful WWE never gave him any feedback on it while he was at home.
They did when he was on 205 Live, though.
"Never," Lio said, promoting the release of his new album. "They never said anything about it. They never told me to stop doing it. They never told me to keep doing it. There was one time where I posted a promo, and it was up for about a good five minutes, but they told me to take it down. It was when I was doing a program with Noam Dar on 205 Live. I was doing some skits with him, some really funny skits backstage and we did one when we were in the bathroom. He walked up to the urinal and he was using the bathroom and then there was just that behind shot of me just walking up to the next urinal and me peaking over and laughing. He would look over and start joking. It was pretty funny, but they told us to take it down. That was the only time they said anything about it."
Even though many higher-ups weren't paying attention to what Lio was doing on Youtube, the one person that really matters was paying attention.
"Ironically enough the reason why I got put on Monday Night RAW was because of those promos," Lio said. "Because Vince McMahon actually saw those promos. He saw them on the internet and contacted whoever and said, “Hey, we need to get this guy on Monday Night RAW.” Which is so crazy, so cool."
Rush was brought up and promptly placed with Bobby Lashley, where Lio was actually slated to win the Intercontinental title. He'd be released by WWE in April 2020 amid cost-cutting measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He's now released his debut music album, Ever After.
Lio also opened up about his future, his music career, and much more in the exclusive interview with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp which you can view above. We'll have much more from this interview over the next couple of weeks. Make sure to check out Lio's music and other upcoming projects at his website.