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THE FUTURE OF LIO RUSH, GALLOWS AND ANDERSON UPDATE

By Mike Johnson on 2019-04-30 10:17:00

As seen on last night's Raw, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are now part of the Raw roster.  We are told that decision was made the night of the Superstar Shakeup but was not announced until last night.  We are also told there has been no change in their contractual status with WWE and they are still scheduled to finish up with the company this Fall.

There's been a lot of talk about the future of Lio Rush.  He was backstage at Raw last night, but was not used.  There's been a lot of talk within the company that he's going to be shifted back over to WWE NXT in the near future.  Rush has been a polarizing figure backstage for some time among other wrestlers, dating back to the November 2018 European tour, where as the junior member of the tour, he blew off  what has long been considered standard backstage etiquette for the junior member of the roster on overseas tours, including being at the gorilla position after matches to provide water to talents as they returned from the ring as well as carrying coolers and drinks into the hotels where the roster was staying in order to set up a common area where everyone could socialize privately together.  These sorts of menial jobs are often done to show respect to the locker room and the business and are usually passed on to the next junior member of the locker room when someone else is brought up to the main roster.  Given that this was his first European tour, those responsibilities would have technically fallen on Rush’s shoulders.  When several veterans tried to explain to Rush that he was making a mistake at the time, he blew off the advice and complained to WWE management, which didn't score him any points.  Things calmed down in recent months, but there have been additional issues, including Rush allegedly bringing friends and relatives backstage without proper credentials and other moments where he has blown off counsel of senior Raw roster members.   Rush has completely disappeared from Raw with zero explanation of the end of his on-screen relationship with Bobby Lashley.

WWE NXT Tom Castor, who broke his leg last weekend offciating for the company, is in Birmingham, Alabama.

Alicia Fox was backstage at Raw and will appear on Main Event this Friday, teaming with Tamina against The IIconics.

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