Lio Rush Claims PWG Fans Used Racial Slurs, Threw Objects Into The Ring During Battle Of Los Angeles

A dislocated shoulder for Rush, too

Lio Rush has claimed Pro Wrestling Guerrilla fans threw objects into the ring and used racial slurs during night two of the Battle Of Los Angeles tournament from the Globe Theatre. 

Rush suffered an injury on the show during his round two match against Buddy Matthews and he was subsequently taken to a local hospital after he was removed from the ring. Matthews then replaced The Man Of The Hour for his semifinal match, taking on "Speedball" Mike Bailey. 

In an update on the injury on social media, Rush noted he suffered a left shoulder dislocation before he claimed PWG fans used racial slurs and threw things into the ring. 

Rush wrote

"Clean dislocation in my left shoulder (opposite to my previous shoulder injury). MRI in 2-3 weeks to hopefully find that that there's no severe ligament damage/tear. 

"To all the boys in the back and crew at PWG last night that were super attentive and extremely helpful, thank you so much. More frustration and disappointment then anything else at the way last night ended. To all of my fans and supporters, thank you for the outpouring love and support. Saddened by the hate speech, racial slurs, and throwing of objects in the ring by the "fans" who attended Night 2 of BOLA, but nothing will dimension my love for this sport and stop me from performing for those who appreciate my craft. I will be back. See you soon."

Rush is currently still an AEW talent, although he will become a free agent in the coming weeks when his contract expires after February 14.

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