Lio Rush

Lio Rush Talks About When AEW Contacted Him, Reveals Who He Wants To Work With

Lio Rush recently appeared on Clinton Sparks Twitch Channel for an in-depth discussion covering all things pro wrestling.

During his appearance, the AEW star spoke about being contacted by the promotion while filming MTV’s The Challenge, wanting to work with Bray Wyatt and more.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

Says he was contacted by AEW while filming MTV’s The Challenge: “While I was at The Challenge, and I didn’t know this until I got back home but my wife had told me that the owner of AEW, Tony Khan, he had ended up reaching out to me while I was out in Iceland but I couldn’t go because I was in Iceland and I was supposed to be a part of a show that he was interested in having me be a part of. Ended up calling a wrestler to reach out to my wife and that’s how we found out about that but, I ended up getting back [to the U.S.], reached back out to him, just stayed in contact. I let him know that I was still interested in coming in if he was interested in still having me be a part of AEW in some capacity and months went by and I was still making a name for myself. I debuted for New Japan Pro-Wrestling and then a Super J-Cup tournament and you know, I just kept moving forward. I didn’t let that [WWE] release stop me from… loving wrestling.”

On wanting to work with Bray Wyatt: “I remember at the time really enjoying Bray Wyatt’s work, and I really enjoyed it. I thought it was cool, I thought it was unique, I thought it was different and I looked forward to hopefully doing something with him while I was there [WWE] because I’m a creative person myself and I like the theatrics and I like doing things big. So, I was looking forward to working with him and I remember that was probably one of the only ones that really kind of cut me a little bit because I was like, ‘Ah man, this guy that I really enjoy watching and I kind of look up to his work is saying something about me in a negative way.’ But I didn’t take it in a negative way [Bray’s reaction to Rush’s tweet to Tenille Dashwood]. Honestly, I think that was one of the bigger ones that I didn’t take in a negative way and I kind of let that fuel me and I let that push me even further, so yeah. That was one of the only ones really.”

Check out the complete interview at H/T to POST Wrestling for transcribing the above quotes.


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