Lio Rush Releases Statement After Leaving ‘The Challenge’

Fans had been hit by a shock departure over the past episode of The Challenge: Double Agents and the skilled wrestling star has given extra details about his determination to depart.

Lio Rush entered The Challenge home as a rookie with some critical athletic skill and did not look like on many peoples’ radars. He was paired up with the Love Island alum and fellow rookie, Gabby Allen.

Before the each day problem on Wednesday’s episode, Lio packed his luggage and left the sport, saying that the surroundings was triggering for him after spending time in group houses as a child. After the episode, Lio took to social media to publish about his journey earlier than The Challenge and the explanation for leaving the show.

“April 2020 I used to be let go of my dream job with #WWE throughout the starting of the pandemic with no actual hope of what was subsequent for me in my profession,” Lio wrote. “A couple of weeks later I used to be offered with the chance of a lifetime by MTV and that was to compete on tv for 1 million {dollars}. I’ve all the time had my desires of changing into [a] actuality TV star, in order that was cool too. I used to be so excited for this in contrast to the rest.”

Lio Revealed That He Grew Rather a lot During His Time on ‘The Challenge,’ Wants to Be a ‘Hero’ For these Suffering From PTSD, Anxiety, Depression or Other Mental Illnesses

In the publish, Lio gave perception into his upbringing and the way leaving The Challenge was the “hardest determination” the 26-year-old had made in his life. He wrote:

This was fingers down the toughest determination I’ve ever made in my life. This was a recent begin and new starting for me and my household. Unexpectedly I observed that I’ve by no means been so weak till this expertise in the home. But that is what I’ve been wanting. So afraid to open up. Force to develop up very quick at a younger age resulting from circumstances in my childhood and through that point I’ve made errors in my life as a result of what child does not. Ive skilled a lot development from this expertise. I used to be made to be the villain a number of years in the past and it was heartbreaking. I need to stand earlier than you immediately as a hero. A hero to anybody on the market that suffers from despair, nervousness, PTSD or any psychological sickness. A hero to the girls and boys who appear like me. I got here into the home figuring out that it will be a problem for me mentally on prime of the problem itself.

Lio Had a Final Message for ‘The Challenge’ Fans & Alum

Lio is grateful for his time on The Challenge: Double Agents, and appreciates the followers and his fellow cast members. He is presently specializing in his household and he and his spouse are getting ready to welcome one other child into the world.

“To my @challengemtv followers and to all the dope folks in the home,” Lio wrote. “Thank you for serving to me develop. I did not stroll away with one million {dollars}, however I walked away with one thing far a lot higher that I used to be anticipating. I like you and goodluck with the remainder of the season. Thank you for all the unbelievable reminiscences. I promise I might be again, however for now it is time for me to prepare for my baby to come back into this world and be right here for my stunning spouse throughout our being pregnant. Thank you @mtv !”

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