Lio Rush will soon be making his way to 205 Live.
A vignette aired on this week’s episode of 205 Live promoting the NXT Superstar’s impending arrival to the Cruiserweight division. Sporting a cocky attitude and demeanor, Rush called himself a living legend and a 23-year-old piece of gold. He then put the Cruiserweight division on notice, warning that it’s a matter of time before 205 Live feels the rush.
Before signing with WWE last July, Rush worked for a number of indie promotions including PWG, EVOLVE, Combat Zone Wrestling and Ring of Honor, where he won their Top Prospect tournament in 2016. He’s only been wrestling since 2014.
Rush worked NXT live events and made a couple of television appearances before being taken off shows for a short time late last year due to a tweet where he mocked Emma’s release from WWE. That publicly drew ire from Rush’s peers in WWE and NXT and he was kept off television until January. Since losing to Lars Sullivan in a squash match on January 10, Rush hasn’t appeared on NXT television.
Since April, Rush has been working NXT house shows and dark matches with Babatunde Aiyegbusi, a 6’10 former football player, as his bodyguard.