Skip to main content

Lio Rush debuts in AEW Double or Nothing Casino Battle Royale


Lio Rush was the surprise entrant in the Casino Battle Royale at tonight's AEW Double or Nothing PPV. 

After all four suits and the first 20 entrants had appeared in the Battle Royale, Rush entered as the Joker card in the match. Rush was only in briefly and quickly eliminated by Matt Hardy.

Hardy would go on to make the final three of the match, before being eliminated by Christian Cage. Jungle Boy ultimately won the bout to earn a future AEW World Championship match.

Despite being only 26 years old, Rush is a well-traveled veteran, having runs with WWE, MLW, NJPW of America and AAA. He is perhaps best known for his run on the main roster on WWE Raw, where he served as Bobby Lashley's mouthpiece. 

After his main roster WWE run ended, Rush went on to appear in WWE NXT. He would win the NXT Cruiserweight title in 2019. His WWE run ended in April 2020 when the company made significant talent cuts. 

Of late, Rush has appeared most frequently for GCW and on NJPW Strong.