Final evening (June 8), the wrestling world was stunned to study that Lio Rush is retiring.
The 26 12 months previous who’s received gold for just about each promotion he’s wrestled for suffered an harm throughout his look in Double or Nothing’s On line casino Battle Royal on Might 30. He’s deciding to prioritize his household and his well being over a long-term profession in professional wrestling.
Rush does say he’ll fulfill the commitments of the New Japan Professional-Wrestling contract he not too long ago signed after he’s cleared, however after that, he’s strolling away.
Amongst these reacting to Rush’s announcement are two males he’s labored for not too long ago – AEW President Tony Khan, and MLW CEO Courtroom Bauer.
Khan tweeted his ideas:
And MLW shared this assertion from Bauer:
“Lio is a superb athlete who made a tough resolution however one which I like for his dedication to placing household first. I together with everybody at Main League Wrestling want Lio continued success with the following chapter of his life and thank him for sharing his extraordinary expertise with the world.”
On behalf of everybody within the Cageside Seats neighborhood, we echo Bauer & Khan’s sentiments. In a short time, Rush made a long-lasting impression. For me personally, I believe I’ll all the time keep in mind Rush’s run as Bobby Lashley’s over-the-top supervisor on Uncooked, and his return to WWE to feud with Angel Garza over the Cruiserweight title feud with Angel Garza in NXT.
Thanks for the reminiscences, Lio.