Triple H could be using another talent from the brand he created.
Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet.com noted on his Twitter account there has been talk about Lio Rush being put in the 205 Live Cruiserweight Title tournament.
Lio was the winner of the 2016 Top Prospect Tournament as well as his time in Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) where he was the former CZW World Heavyweight Champion and a former two-time CZW Wired Champion.
Rush signed with the sports entertainment company last year. He has made a name for himself on the independent scene. It was an expected signing, to say the least. He has already started training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida and is featured on the NXT brand.
He wrestled for ROH last April and had spent his time wrestling on the independent scene since then. He also finished up his commitments with CZW, EVOLVE, and MCW Pro Wrestling prior to signing with the WWE.
Rush started with MCW in Maryland in 2014. WWE has signed a ton of former Ring of Honor stars as of late including Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, and Bobby Fish, who have all made their WWE television debuts.
In joining the WWE, Rush reunites with a former tag team partner, current NXT Superstar The Velveteen Dream, with whom Rush co-held the Maryland Championship Wrestling Tag Team Titles in 2015.
The sports entertainment company has used an NXT star in the tournament before. Roderick Strong worked a match against Hideo Itami last week. Satin wrote the following about the news:
“Hearing from a source who has been reliable in the past that there’s been talk of putting Lio Rush in the 205 Live cruiserweight tournament.”
His possible appearance on the show won’t happen this week though. A new episode of 205 Live will air on the WWE Network on Tuesday after Mixed Match Challenge goes off the air on Facebook. The sports entertainment company has announced the following matches for tonight’s show:
Cruiserweight Tournament Match: Akira Tozawa vs. Mark Andrews
Cruiserweight Tournament Match: Tony Nese vs. Drew Gulak
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