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Lio Rush On WWE Release, Says He Was Supposed to Win Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania 35

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Lio Rush took to Twitter to post a statement on his WWE release, thanking WWE, his fans and saying that his story is not over.

He did not mention anything regarding his post from last week where he said he might not ever wrestle again, but did promote his new album Ever After which drops tomorrow.

“Three weeks has passed since the news of my release and in this moment…I’m overwhelmed with emotions, but mostly gratitude.

“Thankful for the opportunities that I’ve had and moments I’ve experienced with the WWE. Whether that was competing in-ring or managing on the outside, I’ve had a blast. The past three years has been quite the ride! From the highest of highs, to the lowest of lows. I’ve been tested and I’ve had to battle my demons like never before. I’ve dreamed of becoming a WWE Superstar since I was five years old and I’ve accomplished that at such a young age.

“Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and with sadness in my heart, I’m afraid this is it. My story isn’t over though. Another chapter just needs to be written. I love you guys and I’m beyond grateful for the love, support, and understanding over the years. A 22 year old kid coming in and a 25 year old man coming out with my head held high. I’ve always been a dreamer and you better believe that I’m dreaming big. Huge day for me tomorrow! My 1st album. MY FIRST MAJOR PROJECT SINCE THE RELEASE. I’d love nothing more than your continued love and support. #EverAfter”

In a new interview with Fightful, Lio Rush said that he was supposed to become Intercontinental Champion at WrestleMania 35 by defeating Finn Balor.

Rush said,

“People are gonna like this, but at the same time, they’re not, because I remember a lot of people were saying it. At the time, they were going to have me win the Intercontinental Championship while I was with Bobby and the whole and the whole storyline with Finn [Balor]. They were gonna have me win the title. But I forgot what happened. I forgot what happened and why that wasn’t the case. I think the idea came from Elimination Chamber, where it was me and Bobby versus Finn in like a handicap match and I think they were going to do it again at WrestleMania but I was gonna be the one to win the title and it was just gonna throw everybody off. But yeah, for whatever reason, that got scratched.”