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Lio Rush Reveals That He’s Been “Cleared” To Return To The Ring

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Lio Rush has announced that he has been “cleared” to return to the ring.

In early June, Rush announced his intention to retire due to mounting injury problems. However, in his statement, the New Japan star said that he would take time off to heal before returning to fulfil his obligations to the Japanese promotion.

Writing on social media, Rush said that he’s been working for three months to try and return to fitness before revealing that he has now been cleared.

After enjoying a fine run on the independent scene, Lio Rush signed with WWE in 2017. Despite winning the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, Rush was released in April 2020. Since leaving the company the high flyer has competed in mainly in MLW and New Japan Pro Wrestling.

After debuting in MLW in November 2020, Rush quickly won the AAA Middleweight Championship.

Away from MLW, Rush made his AEW debut in May at Double or Nothing. Rush appeared as the ‘Joker’ during the Casino Battle Royale.

Rush entered the match in typical whirlwind style delivering an array of dazzling offence. After laying out everyone in the match, Rush was eventually eliminated by Matt Hardy.

It was later revealed that the high-flyer was granted permission by NJPW to appear with AEW.