The AEW Double Or Nothing pay-per-view was a night of solid matches and memorable moments, which included shocking debuts. Former WWE Superstar and current NJPW star Lio Rush made his debut at the pay-per-view.

Lio Rush came out during the Casino Battle Royale match as the mystery participant in the match. Fans were certainly glad to see Lio Rush as evident from all the cheers they gave him.

However, he was eliminated by Private Party, which might play into a storyline eventually. While speaking on the post-Double Or Nothing media scrum, AEW President Tony Khan addressed Lio Rush’s debut. Khan revealed that Lio Rush has a handshake deal with AEW and is free to work in both AEW and NJPW.

 “I haven’t got pen to paper but Lio and I have a handshake where he can work here and New Japan. He wanted to keep working here and I think we’ve worked something good out on a handshake. I think he has a handshake with New Japan too and that’s what we’ve been doing and it’s been pretty good. I think it’s a good way to work. So far, so good.”


We will have to see how Lio Rush will fare in AEW as he has proven himself to be a solid in-ring competitor in the past.

h/t to Fightful for the quotes.

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