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Emma, Darren Young and Summer Rae were recently released from WWE, and after the news was announced several WWE Superstars took to Twitter to show support for their fellow wrestlers.

However, NXT star Lio Rush made a bit of a bad judgement call when he tweeted, “I guess there are things that happen when you’re not truly ready for Asuka,” after Emma had been released.

Rush immediately found himself on the wrong end of some intense backlash, and he deleted the tweet then issued the following apology:

“At the end of the day, there’s a certain level of respect within professional wrestlers in the sports & ENTERTAINMENT industry that is noted within peers. With that being said, Emma I respect you and everything that you’ve done for out business. It saddens me that the “controversial tweet” got completely blown out of proportion and looked at in a very insensitive way. As a family man with a 4 year of son and expecting another, I would never laugh or mock the fact of someone loosing there job because of how it can affect self person and there families. Whatever the situation may be regarding the release. You’re an amazing performer and respect athlete by yours truly and I’m sure you will excel beyond expections. To my fans who may have seen this as inappropriate as well as Emma’s fans, I apologize and I love you ALL regardless of the responses. On behalf of myself and the WWE Goodluck!”

Rush didn’t make a very good impression on some of the other WWE Superstars with his ill timed tweet, but his apology seemed sincere and he recently noted on Twitter that he’s trying to learn from his mistakes.