X-Pac weighs in on the Lio Rush controversy.
While Lio Rush has stayed out of the news this week, he stole the headlines last week with reports of his internal heat in WWE. Rush would attempt to clear up any misconceptions about his character in an exclusive interview with Fightful, which you can read here. Lio's comments to Fightful drew the ire of Mark Henry, who responded by saying Lio had lied to him and that Lio's ego was getting in the way. You can read Henry's entire comments by clicking here.
Now, WWE Hall of Famer X-Pac has decided to give his thoughts on the situation on his latest podcast.
"It’s a touchy subject especially for somebody that’s not black to weigh in on. So I am going to defer to Mark Henry on this one and say I kinda agree with Mark on all of this… A lot of people are making that same amount of money and doing fine, or are getting by," said X-Pac. "Not getting rich, but when you first come into the company, it takes a while to start making money...I don’t know what the deals are there right now...It depends on the deal, if you’re getting a hundred grand but you have to pay your own rental cars and all of that, that’s a motherfucker…. He might have some legitimate gripes and also he may be conflating things with other things that shouldn’t be conflated…. Let me tell you how you can make sure you don’t get things taken care of is by going and blurting it out to a website in an interview. That’s not going to yield good results, at all. And that’s too bad. He’s a good guy, Lio, I’ve teamed with him one time in Maryland Championship Wrestling. It was great and he’s a pleasure to be around. I hope that at some point down the line he’s going to go, ‘Goddam I had my head up my ass at one point.’"
Lio was reportedly not backstage at Raw this past week and isn't with WWE on their current European tour.
You can listen to the entire podcast with X-Pac in the video above. Thanks to Denise Salcedo for sending in the above quote.