Lio Rush recently took to his Instagram and Twitter accounts and announced he’s officially hanging up the boots and retiring from pro wrestling. Lio revealed that he suffered an injury which he initially thought was not that serious and he would just be taking some time off due to the injury and it would only affect his wrestling obligations, but he realized how much the injury would affect his every day life as well.
Rush then revealed that he suffered the injury at AEW’s Double or Nothing Event, where he appeared as the surprise entrant in the Casino Battle Royale. Rush also revealed that he is grateful that despite the fact he got injured at the Double or Nothing Event, All Elite Wrestling still wanted to sign him, which would have led to him being the first person in history to be signed with two big pro wrestling organizations simultaneously. Rush ended by saying that due to his contractual obligations with NJPW, he will be making final appearances for them once he is healed, but for now, he wants to thank all of the fans from the bottom of his heart and that he intends to step away from the ring for good.
AEW President and CEO Tony Khan took to his Twitter and issued a statement on Lio Rush announcing his retirement from pro wrestling. Tony Khan said Rush reached out to him and revealed that he planned to announce his retirement from pro wrestling and while this was unexpected, Tony Khan is glad that Rush has made a choice that he is confident will make him and his family happy. Khan then said that Lio is a great talent and he enjoyed briefly working with him, and he absolutely wishes him the best.
You can check out Tony Khan’s statement below: