Lio Rush competed against what may be his greatest rival and what was billed as “The Final Match” but after a lot of extremes, both physical and emotional, the future of Lio Rush remains in question.
At GCW Homecoming Night Two, Joey Janela defeated Lio Rush in a reignition of their old rivalry and what was believed to be the last match that the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion would ever take part in.
The match itself, to no surprise, was filled with a no-fucks-given, balls-to-the-wall style of combat that put the names of Lio Rush and Joey Janela on the map before both men scored global television contracts.
The match would come to a close when Rush was pinned by Janela following a superkick to the back of the head. This was after Rush used his last bit of energy to kick out all of a flying elbow drop from the top of a pillar through two door panels on the boardwalk in the shadow of the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
After the match, Janela got on the microphone and said that men like Lio Rush and ACH speak the truth and spoke out against online bullying before handing the microphone to Rush.
Rush would say that he is representing a large group of people right now and that is the group of people battling mental illness and constantly having to face bullies every day. Rush then thanked his opponent for helping him build his reputation so quickly. Before Rush could retire, Joey took the microphone from his hand and said that he wouldn't allow it, and neither would the people.
Rush simply ended his time in the ring by saying thank you with the commentary team questioning whether or not he had retired.
Lio Rush recently spoke to Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp. You can check that out at this link.