After the news broke that Emma had been released from WWE, NXT newcomer Lio Rush sent out the following Tweet which he has since deleted after it received considerable backlash:
I guess these are the things that happen when you’re not TRULY ready for @WWEAsuka ?
— M.O.T.H (@itsLioRush) October 29, 2017
Rush was called out on Twitter by several wrestling personalities, including NXT Superstar Peyton Royce and former WWE Superstars Rosa Mendes and Sean "X-Pac" Waltman:
Sad to see this from you. https://t.co/7cmtITuaQa— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) October 29, 2017
Wow, kid. Didn’t you just get here? Professionalism goes a long way.— Peyton Royce (@WWEPeytonRoyce) October 29, 2017
@itsLioRush SHOW SOME RESPECT!! Have some class. You work for the same company. I’m so disgusted.— MilenaRoucka (@LaRosaMendes) October 29, 2017
Rush then posted the following statement in response: