So that’s how it ends? One of the biggest stories of the year saw WWE releasing dozens of wrestlers in a three day span. That is the kind of thing that you almost never see taking place in the company but it doesn’t make things any easier. With the Coronavirus spreading throughout the world, the question became what would happen to so many of these wrestlers. One of them might be hanging up his boots for good.

There are so many talented wrestlers in WWE that the company has trouble finding a place for all of them. Some are easier to place than others though as you can see them do something that makes you realize they need to be on television somewhere. That was the case with Lio Rush, who had some attitude problems but was too good not to feature somewhere. However, he might not be featured anywhere soon enough.

Rush has made a series of posts to his Instagram page, suggesting that he will be retiring from wrestling on July 20, 2020. A video included features the date, with Rush narrating a video package on his own career. He talks about years, months, days and down to seconds, with the caption saying that he will be announcing his final match. Rush also asks who fans would want to see him face in his last match. There is no word on who Rush would be facing or when it would be taking place.


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It’s been an amazing ride. 7.20.20 I will be announcing #TheFinalMatch. #Lio #LioRush #Wrestling ?..

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Rush could do some amazing things in the ring. Check out his announcement, plus what he did in his time in WWE:

Opinion: I’m not sure on this one as I would find it almost impossible to imagine someone as talented as Rush walking away from the ring at twenty five years old. While he might not have been the most popular person in WWE, he was certainly good enough to have as much work as he wanted outside of the ring. If he doesn’t want to wrestle anymore then fair enough, but walking away with that kind of a chance on the table? I’d be a bit surprised.

Do you think Rush will retire? Who should he face in his final match? 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, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!


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