Update On Lio Rush's WWE Future After Reports Of Backstage Heat - Reason For Heat Revealed

WWE Raw Superstar wasn't on last night's show...

It feels like this has happened numerous times since Lio Rush made his main roster debut in WWE, but the Man Of The Hour has reportedly garnered quite a bit of heat backstage over recent times.

PWInsider have learned that Rush may well be sent back to NXT in the near future, and that part of the reason he's been having troubles backstage is because he didn't adhere to etiquette during a European tour last year.

For the avoidance of any doubt, here's what PWInsider's report states: "He (Rush) was backstage at Raw last night, but was not used.

"There's been a lot of talk within the company that he's going to be shifted back over to WWE NXT in the near future. Rush has been a polarizing figure backstage for some time among other wrestlers, dating back to the November 2018 European tour, where as the junior member of the tour, he blew off what has long been considered standard backstage etiquette for the junior member of the roster on overseas tours, including being at the gorilla position after matches to provide water to talents as they returned from the ring as well as carrying coolers and drinks into the hotels where the roster was staying in order to set up a common area where everyone could socialize privately together.

"These sorts of menial jobs are often done to show respect to the locker room and the business and are usually passed on to the next junior member of the locker room when someone else is brought up to the main roster. Given that this was his first European tour, these responsibilities would have technically fallen on Rush’s shoulders. When several veterans tried to explain to Rush that he was making a mistake, he blew off the advice and complained to WWE management, which didn't score him any points.

"Things calmed down in recent months, but there have been additional issues, including Rush allegedly bringing friends and relatives backstage without proper credentials and other moments where he has blown off counsel of senior Raw roster members. Rush has completely disappeared from Raw with zero explanation of the end of his on-screen relationship with Bobby Lashley."

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