Tony Khan Reveals He’s Trying to Bring Back Former WWE Superstar

Published 09/10/2021, 1:55 PM EDT


After AEW All Out PPV’s success and the following Dynamite, the fans are on the edge of their seat in anticipation of what is next. Seems like AEW President Tony Khan has been planning one surprise all along.

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Tony Khan has been in contact with the former WWE Cruiserweight champion Lio Rush. The Man of the Hour made his debut for All Elite Wrestling at May’s Double or Nothing PPV as the ‘joker’ entrant in the Casino Battle Royale.

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However, the fans could not see much of Rush because he announced his retirement from pro-wrestling. He revealed he suffered a serious ACL injury in the match.

Tony Khan teases the return of Lio Rush

AEW President Tony Khan took to Twitter and openly admits that he has been talking to Lio Rush for quite some time now for his return at AEW. He further added that the fans might see him soon.

“I see a lot of tweets talking about Lio Rush today. Coincidentally, I’ve been talking to @TheLionelGreen a lot recently about returning to @AEW, and it feels like something that could happen in the near future.” Tony Khan wrote.

This seems like an interesting development because Rush has appeared for NJPW Strong after being cleared to wrestle. And everyone knows about the relationship between AEW and NJPW.

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Rush is scheduled to be at NJPW Strong: Autumn Attack where he will be in an eight-man tag match on the first night. He’ll be in a singles match against Taiji Ishimori on the second night.

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Lio Rush showed tremendous potential back in WWE when he was paired with Bobby Lashley in a bizarre tag team. However, he was released by the company before he worked his way to Japan.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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