Lio Rush Reminds Fans How Much Stress Fighting Puts On Mental And Physical Health

Lio Rush wants fans to remember this isn’t ballet.

Lio Rush has toured the world during his professional wrestling career. Along with the promotions he’s been part of, Rush is perhaps one of the most notable examples of a Forbidden Door talent. Rush is currently sidelined with an injury he suffered earlier this year.

In a new interview with Fightful, Lio Rush talked about how fans need to understand that sometimes wrestlers need a break.

“I think it’s questioned. Which I guess is understandable as a fan. But at the same time, I feel like a lot of the fans are so used to seeing us do what we do. that they forget that it’s so stressful on your body and your mind. We are humans. We are human beings. At the end of the day, sometimes we need breaks and if we are lucky enough to be able to take these breaks, I think we should do it. I’ve never hesitated to walk away when I felt it was necessary. But yeah, I’ve seen some things said in the past about ” his heart” or “it’s frustrating to be a Lio Rush fan” and to that I just say, “Well then you’re not really a fan”. You’re not a fan of me if you think It’s frustrating. I feel like if you’re a real fan of me, you’ll understand and accept the things I need to do to keep doing what I love to do. S If I feel like I have to walk away to come back, then that’s what I have to do. I’m not bothered by that, though. I understand. Social media being one thing and being involved and such a thing and having the lives of wrestlers in front of you 24/7, but at the same time, it’s okay. It’s OK. There are a lot of wrestlers here. I dropkick, next person dropkicks. I’m sorry if mine is better and you miss it every day, but I’ll be back. I promise.”

Lio Rush at Fightful

Rush provided a poignant reminder that the grueling nature of professional wrestling is nothing to scoff at. It’s unclear when Rush will return to the ring, but he’s determined to look his best when he does.

H/T to Fightful for transcription

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