Lio Rush: Me & Mark Henry Are "Super Cordial" Now

They have squashed their beef

Lio Rush and Mark Henry have buried the hatchet.

Both Rush and Henry had heat with each other stemming from an exchange in 2019. Rush, who had heat backstage within WWE at the time, lambasted the company for low pay and hazing practices for younger Superstars. Henry would then accuse Rush of lying to his face before telling Lio to be more financially responsible. 

The beef between both men appeared to settle down before coming to the surface again following Rush's WWE release in April 2020, and Henry even threatened the former NXT Cruiserweight Champion with legal action. 

The beef would then settle down once again but Rush and Henry ended up becoming co-workers earlier this year after they signed with All Elite Wrestling in May. Rush would retire soon after but he joined AEW again on September 29. 

Speaking about their current relationship on Renee Paquette's Oral Sessions, Rush revealed he and Henry are "super cordial" now, having buried the hatchet. 

"Me and Mark Henry's relationship is super cordial now. I think it came down to two very strong personalities and two very different eras of wrestling and we agree to disagree. We're about to be working together now and AEW is such an incredible place to be. It would be foolish of us to carry on any kind of whatever it was as it was pretty random and wild," Rush said.

The Man Of The Hour then detailed how he and Henry had a long talk about their issues.

"The first time I meet Tony Khan, I was walking backstage trying to meet him for the first time and somebody told me he was in his office. I'll never forget, it was like a movie scene, I open up the door a little and I see Tony Khan. I open it up more and I see Mark Henry. I'm like, 'Of all times, why now?' but I'm glad it happened that way because Tony knew about the issues we had together and he said we should probably talk it out, which we all agreed," Rush continued.

"We talked a little that night and I saw him again the other week. It was me coming down the hotel elevator and there's Mark Henry just solo. I'm like, 'Alright, great.' We started talking and later on in the night, we figured we should take a picture because it was a pretty cool thing itself, just that we were able to have a conversation and I thought it would be cool for everyone to know that we had that conversation and squashed it."

Rush currently works as an on-screen talent in AEW, while Mark Henry is a commentator and scout. 

H/T to Fightful

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