WWE exec says recently-signed star will face consequences for controversial tweet WWE Network/Screenshot
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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. That hasn’t sat well with the WWE locker room and the head of creative of Smackdown Live (who also happens to be close buddies with NXT leader Triple H) Road Dogg tweeted in a convo with a fan that Rush will have consequences for his actions:

This was his original tweet:

“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 a loose 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.

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