Sounds like we might not see Lio Rush on WWE TV again for a little while, as the NXT wrestler says he’s uncomfortable wrestling amidst uncertainty over COVID-19.
Rush was interviewed by Forbes over the weekend and got blunt when asked if he’d be comfortable wrestling for WWE during the uncertainty of the coronavirus.
“I am not,” he replied. “Just because how the situation has kind of flared up, and the little amount of time it has [flared up], I just don’t think it’s smart. I just feel like all of the wrestlers, and the production crew and just everybody involved are coming from different states, and coming from different countries, and travel through airports and being in contact with everybody.”
Adding, “So, yeah, I definitely—I don’t feel comfortable with the whole idea of it.”
In case you missed it over the weekend … NXT joins Raw this week as shows which will be filmed at the WWE Performance Center. And while it hasn’t been confirmed yet, it would appear as though this will be the case for the foreseeable future due to state recommendations across the country in an effort to stop the spread of a coronavirus outbreak.
WWE has yet to confirm WrestleMania has been postponed, but Lio says he doesn’t think it would be smart of the company to run the event at this time. “If the situation is the same or getting worse, I don’t see—it’s not that I don’t see it happening—it’s just that I don’t think it’s the smartest thing in the world. Plus I know that the whole ban—[Florida’s] ban—is in effect right now. And I know a lot of fans, especially during WrestleMania, they come out from all over the world.”
Until things get figured out, Lio says he’ll focus on putting his energy into his music career.
“Honestly, this is such a time of uncertainty in my life right now I really don’t know what is next for me other than continuing to push my music,” he explained. “I dunno, wrestling-wise I just gotta see where the cards are kinda dealt in my favor and just seeing where I stand in WWE. It’s a rough time for me right now, especially with everything that I’ve gone through in the company and coming back and…yeah, I’m just not feeling it right now. I’m just trying to focus on my music.”