Hang on a second. With so many wrestling promotions around the world today, it can be interesting to see where various top stars wind up. It is the kind of moment that can make for some cool moments, though you never know when someone might pop up. We saw a surprise appearance over the weekend, but it might not be something that is going to stick around.

Last weekend, AEW presented Double Or Nothing, featuring the Casino Battle Royal. The final entrant in the match, the Joker, was Lio Rush, making his AEW debut. Rush lasted only a few minutes in the match before being eliminated by Matt Hardy without any eliminations of his own. With his debut match out of the way, we now know a bit more about Rush’s AEW status.

According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Rush does not have a contract with AEW but he does have a handshake agreement with the company. Rush is instead signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling and has been appearing on the promotion’s American television show. There is also the potential for him to be able to wrestle in Japan, though this will depend on Coronavirus restrictions. Rush wrestled for WWE from 2017-2020.

Rush is someone worth signing. Check out what he can do in the ring:

Cedric Alexander vs. Lio Rush: WWE 205 Live, Nov. 14, 2018

Lio Rush vs. Angel Garza – NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match: WWE NXT, Nov. 13, 2019

Finn Bálor vs. Lio Rush - Intercontinental Championship Match: Raw, Feb. 25, 2019

Opinion: This could go in a few ways, though AEW would be lucky to have someone like Rush around. He is someone who can do some unique things in the ring and he has experience wrestling on a pretty big stage. I’m not sure if this is going to last for AEW or even if Rush is going to appear for them again, but at least there is a chance for something to happen.

Where will Rush wind up? Who do you want to see him face? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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