Lio Rush is heading to Germany for wXw's 16 Carat Gold Tournament.
It was announced on social media that the former NXT Cruiserweight Champion will be at the tournament, running from March 6 to 8.
This just in: @itsLioRush confirmed for #wXw16Carat 2020!— wXw Germany (@wXwGermany) February 8, 2020
March 6th - 8th, Turbinenhalle 1, Oberhausen
Europe's biggest wrestling festival
Tickets: https://t.co/fsmWOwbnx0 pic.twitter.com/vtPJldfEVB
Cats out the bag. #GERMANY ..... The #MOTH is returning to @wXwGermany for the #wXw16Carat ! Can’t wait to walk away with that trophie. #FeelTheRush https://t.co/ATj2QsagWm— Lio (@itsLioRush) February 8, 2020
The 16 Carat Gold Tournament is a 16-wrestler, single elimination tournament that features some of the top wrestlers in the world. This year's field include the likes of Cara Noir, Eddie Kingston, Lucky Kid and Mike Bailey.
The tournament has been running every year since 2006 when Baron von Hagen won the tournament. Since then, notable names such as Kassius Ohno, WALTER, Shingo Takagi, Sami Zayn, Zack Sabre Jr., Ilja Dragunov and Aleister Black have gone on to win the entire tournament.
Rush held the NXT Cruiserweight title from October to December 2019, dropping the belt to Angel Garza on an episode of NXT, ending his reign at 63 days.