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Lio Rush returns to NXT, will get next Cruiserweight title shot


Lio Rush has resurfaced on NXT television, earning a shot at the Cruiserweight title.

He faced Oney Lorcan on the second hour of NXT that aired on the WWE Network. The two had a hot match which ended after Rush pinned Lorcan following a frog splash. With the win, Rush will now face Drew Gulak for the cruiserweight title. The date of the title shot wasn't made clear.

Dave Meltzer reported shortly before NXT went on the air that Rush was supposed to return.

Rush had not been on WWE television since WrestleMania 35, when he accompanied Bobby Lashley to ringside for his match against the Demon Finn Balor. He had since been on sabbatical from WWE. In May, he removed all references to WWE in his profile. 

He had previously been managing Bobby Lashley on Raw while wrestling on 205 Live as a singles competitor. His last match prior to his NXT return was a losing effort teaming with Lashley against Braun Strowman and Finn Balor on Raw back on March 18.