Lio Rush Makes Surprise Appearance At Game Changer Wrestling Event

Looks like he's not done with wrestling just yet...

Though it looked like Lio Rush might be leaving wrestling behind for other ventures, the former NXT Cruiserweight champion isn't quite finished with the sport yet.

Rush made a surprise appearance at Saturday's Game Changer Wrestling: Homecoming event in Atlantic City, NJ, attacking long-time rival Joey Janela.

Janela was wrestling a doll named Yoshihiko for Yoshihiko's DDT Iron Man Heavy Metal Title, and Rush (unbeknownst to the crowd) was acting as Yoshihiko's handler, while shrouded head to toe in a bodysuit.

Rush attacked Janela and unmasked, before laying Janela out with a frog splash. The two are now scheduled to face off on Homecoming, Night Two on Sunday, also in Atlantic City.

The two have been rivals for years across several promotions, most notably Combat Zone Wrestling. In Rush's last CZW match in August 2017 (which was also one of his last indy dates before starting with WWE), Rush defeated Janela in a match that gained some notoriety for Rush no-selling a death valley driver through a table.

Rush was released from WWE on April 15. He had teased retirement in the months since, and even released an album called The Last Match.

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