According to a report from The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has virtually no plans to utilize Lio Rush for the foreseeable future. Their report notes that nobody in WWE Creative ever mentions his name for anything anymore.
It was reported by PWInsider back in April that there was some talk about reassigning Rush back to the NXT roster, but nothing ever materialized.
Rush spoke with Fightful.com back in May about his frustrations in WWE:
"My issue has never been with Bobby (Lashley). Being with Bobby has helped the both of us out tremendously. It’s given me speaking confidence I didn’t know I had. I never was a promo guy on the indies. But being with Bobby made me a promo guy. My issue isn’t with my on screen role. My issue is the fact that I haven’t been on meet & greets with Bobby, haven’t been getting paid for merchandise for us that has my catchphrases on them. I have been sent to live shows and TVs and forced to pay for my own rental for 5 days as well as hotel while not making enough money to do so. Walking around broke in the biggest sports entertainment industry that there is while having two kids and a wife to support."