Lio Rush provides one final statement before moving on from professional wrestling.
On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Lio Rush announced that he was retiring from professional wrestling. Many in the wrestling world including AEW and MLW representatives, released statements on Rush’s retirement to wish him well in his future.
Now, on Thursday, June 10, Rush posted a statement on social media, before his procedure to address the issues that led to his retirement, saying that he was fulfilled and his professional wrestling career and was happy to be moving on to be a better father and husband and pursue other passions.
Before I head into my procedure today, I wanted to share something. I'm content with what I've accomplished in my wrestling career. I'm happy that I made the decision that I've made. This wasn't an easy one, but it was the right one. I started this wrestling journey at 17 years old and I sacrificed everything that I had to put me in the position that I am currently in today. To me, this is my 2nd chance to be the father that I've always wanted to be and the husband I've always wanted to be. I've been through a lot in my life. A lot unseen and a lot unheard. I have a story. A unique story and I hope to tell it one day at the right place, at the right time, and in the right setting. I love you guys and I will miss you guys so much. Thank you for everything that you've done for me and my family. #Wrestling
Lio Rush has contractual agreements with New Japan Pro-Wrestling and has stated that he intends to fulfill those commitments when he is healthy.