Lio Rush isn't too happy with how WWE has been handling its recent releases and using it as a storyline on NXT programming.
Drake Maverick was one of many wrestlers, employees and producers that were released or furloughed back in April. However, Maverick was able to continue wrestling as he previously was announced to compete in the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship tournament. Maverick wrestled all the way to the finals, where he lost to El Hijo Del Fantasma, but was given a contract after the match by Triple H.
Rush, who was also part of the mass layoffs, took to Twitter to discuss how disappointed he is to see WWE use someone's firing as an angle on NXT television, saying it's "kind of a slap in the face to use this as a shoot work."
Man....Are they going to hire everyone back then? Kind of a slap in the face to use this as a shoot work. But i guess I’m not surprised. Super happy for anyone getting there job back. But damn, real trauma and a lot of others were apart of this.— -- Ever After OUT NOW! (@itsLioRush) June 4, 2020
Literally making a mockery of legitimate firings.— -- Ever After OUT NOW! (@itsLioRush) June 4, 2020
After someone replied commenting on him possibly coming back to WWE, Rush simply explained why he thinks it is messed up for WWE to do this type of thing for a storyline on television.
Who said i wanted to be back?— -- Ever After OUT NOW! (@itsLioRush) June 4, 2020
BECAUSE ITS FUCKED UP. It’s called having a heart and showing compassion for those who have also suffered from loosing their jobs on that day. It’s not spuds fault. It’s the companies and it’s disgusting.— -- Ever After OUT NOW! (@itsLioRush) June 4, 2020
You can check out reactions to Maverick's re-signing with NXT at this link.