WWE Reportedly Interested In Former ROH Star

WWE might be adding another former Ring Of Honor standout to its roster soon. 

The company reportedly is interested in signing Lio Rush to NXT, according to a recent report by PWInsider

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After only making his pro debut in 2014, the 22-year-old Rush has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence. He won last year's Top Prospect Tournament in ROH, and enjoyed a rather large role in ROH programming. His contract expired in March, and Rush decided not to renew. Since then, he has worked for several WWN-affiliated promotions, including EVOLVE. Rush made what is likely his final appearance for ROH at last weekend's TV tapings in Baltimore, losing a singles match to Shane Taylor.

Rush has been a lifelong follower of wrestling and, as he noted in an ESPN interview a few months ago, he once called the WWE office for advice on how to become a professional wrestler.

Once Rush turned 18, he tried to go train at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. 

"I got almost a year in, and I found out that the WWE Performance Center was not a training school for just anybody that wanted to sign up," he told ESPN. "It discouraged me (from) being in Florida and at Full Sail University, so I went back home to Maryland."

The current WWE roster features a host of competitors who enjoyed significant success in ROH, including Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn among a host of others.

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