Over the last few years fans have seen a lot of wrestlers come and go in regards to the WWE roster, and last year former Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush was released from his contract.
Rush had spent some time on the main roster before being sent back to NXT in 2019, and during his run with the brand WWE was pushing his Man Of The Hour nickname. During a recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho the former WWE star noted that he got some new ring gear made based on a moth idea that WWE had been using, however when he pitched a big entrance to Triple H the idea was quickly rejected.
“When I was in NXT, my second go around being in NXT, I remember getting to the tapings one day and they were playing my new video screen on the titantron. I saw a moth and I was asking them what was the idea behind the moth because I was just using moth for ‘Man Of The Hour’ and my logo was a clock. So for them to have inserted that moth and them being so stuck on the moth thing, I was like, ‘Okay, I’m going to go with it.’ So I got some gear made, which is the outfit that you’re talking about. There’s an orange vest with wings and there’s a mask for the entrance.”
“I remember bringing it to tapings one day, showing Hunter. I even rehearsed an entire entrance, and Hunter comes out and he’s like, ‘What is this?’ I think I had a big match for the NXT Cruiserweight Title that night and I wasn’t being featured on like the Takeovers. So I was like, ‘Oh, maybe I should do something cool for my entrance. This is a big match, a title match for TV so let me just do something cool for my entrance.’ He said he didn’t understand it, he said it had nothing to do with my character and I was trying too hard. I was like, ‘You guys made this moth a thing, I’m trying to make sense of it.’”
Rush went on to say that he thought Triple H’s comments were funny due to The Game’s history with big entrances at WWE events.
“I thought it was pretty funny because he would dress up as the f*cking Terminator at WrestleMania. So I was like, ‘What do you mean, it doesn’t have anything to do with the character and I was doing too much?’ I thought that was pretty wild.”
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