Lio Rush announced his retirement from pro wrestling on Tuesday night.
He noted he suffered a shoulder injury during his AEW debut at the Double Or Nothing PPV event. He will finish up his NJPW commitments before walking away from wrestling.
Rush put out a statement today to further talk about the decision.
“Before I head into my procedure today, I wanted to share something. I’m content with what I’ve accomplished in my wrestling career. I’m happy that I made the decision that I’ve made. This wasn’t an easy one, but it was the right one,” Rush wrote. “I started this wrestling journey at 17 years old and I sacrificed everything that I had to put me in the position that I am currently in today. To me, this is my 2nd chance to be the father that I’ve always wanted to be and the husband I’ve always wanted to be. I’ve been through a lot in my life. A lot unseen and a lot unheard. I have a story. A unique story and I hope to tell it one day at the right place, at the right time, and in the right setting. I love you guys and I will miss you guys so much. Thank you for everything that you’ve done for me and my family. #Wrestling.”
— Lio Rush (@TheLionelGreen) June 10, 2021