Lio Rush has announced on social media that he will be leaving the competition in the active ring. Since the former WWE star recently made his AEW debut at Double or Nothing, as well as having a contract-based NJPW talent, the timing of the announcement caught a few fans.
Lio Rush made a lengthy statement in which he cited a recent injury as the reason for his premature retirement. Cruise provided details of what the former WWE weightlifting champion was going through due to injury, including not being able to take his son.
Lio Rush noted that he was suffering from constant physical pain and eventually became depressed. Although he had suffered other injuries and recovered before, the most important thing for him was that it was not possible to take his son.
I received a message that I would be taking some time off because of this injury. I thought it would affect my wrestling commitments, so I tried to spend my days as I knew how. I realized how much it affects daily life. For everyone who knows me, you know that I work endlessly for myself and my family. Every day I became increasingly nervous about finding the little things I couldn’t do. Just wearing a shirt and the very hard truth is not being able to carry my newborn son … “
AEW wanted to sign Lio Rush
Lio Rush has also made an appearance in his AEW appearance, adding that All Elite Wrestling wants to add him to the full-day deal. Lio Rush thanked him for the opportunities given to him and said he would be the first person in history to be signed simultaneously by two major wrestling companies.
“Now here comes the episode that has been holding me back every night since #DoubleOrNothing … I know I made my debut in just one surprise at one of the most exciting moments of my career. This episode won. But I’m grateful. Thank you. After I left WWE the opportunities I have had over the past year. So #AEW is still great at Casino Battle Royal and wants to sign me even though I have separated my AC. This makes me the first person in history to sign. Two big wrestling organizations at the same time. It’s a turn down the path I expected and I would never have seen it come … “