Emma was released from her WWE contract today, and the wrestling world is currently reacting to the news. Various WWE Superstars have taken to Twitter to show love and support for Emma, but NXT star Lio Rush found himself on the wrong end of some backlash after he tweeted the following: “I guess these are the things that happen when you’re not TRULY ready for @WWEAsuka.” The tweet has since been deleted, but other WWE Superstars didn’t have a problem letting Rush know what they thought about the comment.

Lio Rush is now trying to make things right, as he deleted the tweet and released the following statement:

“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!”