WWE came to terms on the release of Emma early Sunday morning.
Afterwards, new NXT talent Lio Rush attempted to make light of the situation by tweeting the following:
“I guess these are the things that happen when you’re not TRULY ready for @WWEAsuka“
Emma lost to Asuka in the two consecutive matches before her release, so naturally Rush was attempting some humor despite her release. The timing was off, he knew it and later tweeted an apology:
“At the end of the day , there’s a certain level of respect within professional wrestlers in the sports & ENTERTAINMENT industry that is noted within peers. With that being said , Emma I respect you and everything that you’ve done for our business . It saddens me that the “controversial tweet ” got completely blown out of proportion and looked at in a very insensitive way . As a family man with a 4 year old son and expecting another , I would never laugh or mock the fact of someone loosing there job because of how it can affect self person and there families . Whatever the situation may be regarding the release . You’re an amazing performer and respected athlete by yours truly and I’m sure you will excel beyond expections . To my fans who may have seen this as inappropriate as well as Emma’s fans , I apologize and I love you ALL regardless of the responses. On Behalf of myself and the WWE Goodluck!”
The 22-year-old Rush has been wrestling since 2014, winning the Ring of Honor Top Prospect tournament in 2016.
He’s been with WWE for a little over a month.