Months after first appearing for All Elite Wrestling, Rush has finally signed across the dotted line and received the X Is #AllElite treatment.
Having honed his career in Mexico, Rush surprised many when he turned up unannounced at AEW’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view. ‘El Toro Blanca’ was unveiled as the newest member of Andrade El Idolo’s La Faccion Ingobernable alliance, a role he’s remained in for the past few months.
Now, he can call officially call himself All Elite. Tony Khan took to Twitter to confirm his official signing to an AEW deal ahead of his Rampage match vs. John Silver.
It’s official: @rushtoroblanco is
What a week for Rush!
Yesterday was his birthday, today he’s All Elite, and it’s
Rush vs @SilverNumber1 TONIGHT on
Friday Night #AEWRampage!
Don’t miss Friday Night #AEWRampage on @TNTdrama
@ 10pm ET/9pm CT TONIGHT! pic.twitter.com/ScImPIpteT
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 30, 2022
A 15-year veteran, Rush is best known for his impeccable run in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. Dominating the company as ‘the most hated man in CMLL’ and later in Los Ingobernables, he was a one-time World Light Heavyweight Champion during his long tenure there.
Rush has since been a mainstay of such organisations as Ring Of Honor and Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, holding the former’s World Championship on two occasions. He’s wrestled just once for ROH since Tony Khan took over, doing so at July’s Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view when he defeated his real-life brother, Dragon Lee.
The siblings had been aligned in AEW alongside Andrade El Idolo, though Dragon Lee was ousted from La Faccion Ingobernable following their World Trios Championships tournament opening round loss to The Elite.