Lio Rush on his current relationship with Mark Henry, why Vince McMahon moved Lio to WWE Raw from 205 Live

Former WWE and present AEW star Lio Rush is the visitor on the newest “Oral Classes with Renee Paquette” podcast. Rush talked about his sudden retirement after which un-retiring, his dream of turning into a crossover rap celebrity, how he was paired with Bobby Lashley, who took him below their wing in WWE, Mark Henry and extra.

Listed here are some highlights:

Mark Henry and Lio Rush had some warmth previous to Rush signing with AEW. Rush was requested what his relationship is with Henry as we speak:

“Me and Mark Henry’s relationship is tremendous cordial now. I feel it got here down to 2 very sturdy personalities and two very completely different eras of wrestling. I feel we agreed to disagree, and we’re about to be working collectively now. AEW is such an unbelievable place to be, and it could be silly of us to hold on any type of, no matter it was, as a result of it was fairly random and wild. I need to take you again to the primary time I used to be in AEW. The primary time I met Tony Khan, I keep in mind I used to be strolling backstage and I used to be attempting to fulfill Tony Khan in individual for the primary time. Any person instructed me he was in his workplace. I’ll always remember it. It was like a film scene. I opened up the door slightly bit, and I noticed Tony Khan. I opened it up much more and I noticed Mark Henry. I’m like, out of all of the instances, why now, however I’m glad it occurred that method as a result of Tony knew concerning the little points we had collectively. He stated we should always most likely speak it out. All of us agreed. We talked slightly bit throughout that night time, however then I noticed him once more the opposite week. It was me coming down the lodge elevator. I opened up the elevator, and there’s Mark Henry within the elevator. I’m like, okay, nice. We began speaking. Afterward within the night time, we figured we should always take an image as a result of I assumed that was a cool factor in itself that we had been even capable of have a dialog. I assumed it could be cool for everyone to know that we had that dialog and squashed it.”

Lio Rush defined how his pairing with Bobby Lashley happened:

“That was fairly surreal. Simply my entire journey in WWE was fairly surreal to me from the purpose of being signed, to me being in NXT for under two matches earlier than I received put as much as 205 (Stay). I used to be solely on 205 for about 4 months earlier than I received put up on RAW. I used to be doing 205 and RAW on the identical time. That happened as a result of that stemmed from me being within the [WWE] PC and me desirous to be so prepared for TV. I used to be asking, I consider his title was Joe Castro. I keep in mind asking him to observe my promo throughout promo class, and he stated that he would. He was texting whereas my promo was happening. I noticed it within the nook of my eye. I had requested him if he watched my promo. He had stated, ‘Yea, it was nice.’ I’m like, you didn’t watch it. It lit such a hearth beneath me. I requested him for some suggestions, and he instructed me I wasn’t prepared for TV and I wasn’t going to be prepared for some time. There was a lot going by way of my head. I used to be considering, why am I even signed? However, I took that second to say, you recognize what? I feel I’m prepared for TV, and I’m going to indicate you that I’m prepared for TV. I began reducing promos on my cellphone daily, and I might launch a promo daily on my Instagram and my Twitter. They began actually catching hearth, and I used to be doing it daily all up till I used to be signed to 205. I received a name once I flew again dwelling from 205 saying I used to be wanted for Monday Evening RAW and to ship my flight particulars. They wouldn’t inform me what I used to be doing. After all, I’m backstage once I received there, panicking. I don’t know what’s happening. Paul Heyman walked as much as me and stated, ‘Vince had seen certainly one of your promos that one of many writers had proven him out of your social media, and he thought you had been nice. He needs to pair you up with Bobby.’ I’m like, ‘That’s so cool’  I couldn’t consider that me taking that initiative to place out promos primarily landed me a job on RAW, and it was seen by Vince. Vince pulled me into his workplace and stated that I used to be going to be working with Bobby. I didn’t know what it was going to be. He saved saying it was going to be like a hype man. I’m a WWE fan, and I’ve by no means heard of a hype man. I stated, ‘What’s a hype man?’ He stated, ‘Paul will speak to you about it.’ We went into the burden room of the stadium, and he was saying I used to be primarily going to be Bobby’s supervisor, however in a method like Jimmy Hart. I used to be going to be loud, put on obnoxious fits, and I used to be going to be that mouthpiece for Bobby. That was probably the most surreal day of my life.”

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