Lio Rush debuted for AEW at the promotion’s Double Or Nothing PPV in 2021. Despite a solid showing, Rush couldn’t keep up with the momentum due to an injury he suffered at the Casino Battle Royale the very same night.

Fortunately, Rush made a complete recovery and returned to wrestling full time, but his return was short-lived. Earlier today, Rush tweeted that he’d be leaving AEW after his contract expires on February 14.

According to Fighftul Select, many within the company learned of his imminent exit at last night’s Rampage show. The outlet reached out to Rush for comments but he hasn’t responded as of this writing.

“From AEW’s side, we’re told that the contract expiration is one of many that is running out over the next month or so, and there’s a possibility that some of those expirations will be used moving forward. We’re told they won’t be publicly announced by the company.


“We reached out to Lio Rush for comment or clarity but haven’t heard back. Those in AEW we spoke to say they haven’t seen him at AEW since early December. One source says they believe he was scheduled for an appearance after that in December, but it didn’t happen.”

Several other names including Marko Stunt and Brian Cage are expected to exit the company following the expiration of their contracts. The belief is that AEW would let their contracts run out instead of resigning these performers.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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