Lio Rush Explains His Love For GCW

Following his release from WWE in April 2020, Lio Rush's first stop back on the Independent scene was GCW against Joey Janela.

Rush worked a couple of GCW events before signing with WWE, most notably against Keith Lee at Joey Janela's Spring Break.

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Since returning to the Independent scene and signing with AEW, he's found a steady home in Game Changer Wrestling

"GCW is fun. So much fun," Rush told Ron Funches on Gettin' Better. "I like that feeling. I remember when I was on the Indies before WWE. Before I was in Ring of Honor, I was doing the 'shittier' Indies. Some crowds aren't hot as others. Right when I got signed to WWE is when I was on the hottest six month run. I was touring Europe, in Mexico, in Canada, doing PWG shows. I was in CZW, Beyond, and all the major indies. I was having a lot of fun. GCW reminds me of that. The steam they have behind them is insane. They've built this culture and new wave. Almost like AEW, GCW is its whole other thing on the Independent level and it's cool they've built up that following and fanbase. People are excited about it and have the hottest matches. You never really know what to expect and it's always somebody popping up. I was at the show and I didn't know The Birscoes were there. When they popped up, I was like, 'Holy shit, this is really cool.' I'm a fan of it and I like wrestling somewhere where I can wrestle and be a fan of the product too."

The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe) made a surprise appearance at GCW Fight Club. Rush competed on the show against Alex Zayne and Ninja Mack.

Rush is set to team with Dante Martin on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite against Matt Sydal & Lee Moriarty.

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