Lio Rush Says WWE Experience Helped Him Mentally On ‘The Challenge’
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Former WWE superstar Lio Rush recently took part in an interview with TV Insider for his upcoming stint on MTV’s ‘The Challenge: Double Agents,’ where he spoke about his experience with the company, and how doing what he did can be a bit draining mentally.
When asked about how his background helped in the competition that the MTV show notoriously demands, Rush commented on the overall experience of being a WWE superstar. “The physicality of the game definitely helped,” he said. “Being a smaller guy, you don’t look at me and say, “Well, he’s a threat.” I’m so used to picking up and throwing guys who are 200 or 300 pounds”
Rush went on to say that the experience of being in the WWE can be a draining one, but that type of experience was crucial to what he was able to do on the show. “Mentally, the overall WWE experience drains you mentally — that helped from the psychology standpoint. The brain has been conditioned to handle stressful situations.”
Rush was among one of 30 veterans and rookies who traveled to Iceland to compete for the prize of $1,000,000, and the show will premiere on December 9, 2020 on MTV for those who want to see how Rush does.