World Wrestling Entertainment have reportedly passed up on the opportunity to sign current Ring of Honor champion RUSH.
In an exclusive report from Wrestling Inc., sources are said to have claimed that RUSH’s asking price had been deemed unacceptable by WWE.
RUSH, who was represented by Mexican promotion AAA during the negotiations, recently returned to Ring of Honor for the first time since February 2020, successfully defending his belt against Brody King at the Final Battle pay per view.
Reports suggest that WWE’s offer to El Toro Blanco had been much lower expected and as a result, negotiations fell apart.
It is now thought that RUSH may have since come to terms on a new deal with ROH, who themselves have re-signed the likes of Mark Haskins, Bandido and several others in recent weeks.
One roster member who is yet to put pen to paper however is former champion Dalton Castle.
RUSH joined Ring of Honor back in January 2019, whilst in the midst of Major League Wrestling’s main event feud with LA Park.
After signing an exclusive contract with ROH, the Mexican was promptly pulled from the blow off match with Park, much to the chagrin of MLW CEO Court Bauer:
This is a match and organization Rush wanted to be a part of, but sometimes politics get in the way and that’s what this comes down to: politics.
RUSH is the leader of the La Facción Ingobernable stable, which includes his brother Dragon Lee, Kenny King and Amy Rose.
The quartet were joined by RUSH and Lee’s father, La Bestia del Ring, at Final Battle, with the veteran’s interference leading to RUSH retaining his title, albeit in controversial fashion.