Lio Rush Says AEW Didn't Know What To Do With Him

Lio Rush on his AEW run

Speaking on the Say Less podcast, Lio Rush has claimed All Elite Wrestling didn't know what to do with him while he was under contract with the promotion. 

"Of course not. When I say things, I don't wanna sound like it was breaking news because I feel like these things are so blatantly obvious. It's like, you know, he made it pretty clear to me, verbally, that when he was a fan of me, it was when I was in WWE and I was doing the manager stuff with Bobby [Lashley]. If that's how he saw me, that's the only light he sees me in...[then] that's [probably what] he's gonna shift me to be in that kind of role. Which I'm not, you know...I'm so grateful for that time period [in WWE] because it taught me how to talk, it taught me how to present myself and build others up. No, I don't think that [they] exactly knew what to do with me. That's always a frustrating thing, but like you said when [I] say stuff it just gets f*cking blown up," Rush said.

After an initial debut at Double or Nothing 2021, Lio Rush returned to All Elite Wrestling in September and formed a tag team with Dante Martin. Rush only lasted a few months on AEW TV, though, before his final appearance on December 8. He then exited AEW when his contract expired in February 2022. 

Rush has been out of action for much of 2022 due to a shoulder injury. He returned to the ring in October and he has since performed for the likes of GCW, MLW, PWG, and RevPro. 

H/T to Fightful

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