Report: Lio Rush Signs With NJPW

Lio Rush is making moves.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer and Mike Johnson at PWInsider, Lio Rush has signed with New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

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Rush was the surprise entrant in the Casino Battle Royale at AEW Double or Nothing and AEW President Tony Khan said after the show that he had a handshake deal with Rush and that Rush wanted to keep working with AEW. You can find Khan's full comments by clicking here.

Rush has made appearances with AEW, NJPW, and MLW during the pandemic era along with working a variety of Independent matches for promotions like GCW and VxS. He's been a regular on NJPW Strong and competed in the NJPW Super J-Cup 2020, losing to El Phantasmo in the first round.

NJPW has reportedly given its blessing to allow Lio to continue to work for MLW and AEW.

It is unknown when Rush will return to AEW.

If you missed anything from AEW Double or Nothing, check out Fightful's full report on the show by clicking here. You can also check out the post-show podcast for a full review of all the action by clicking here.

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