Former WWE Crusierweight Champion Lio Rush To Compete In The WXW 16 Carat Gold Tournament
Former WWE NXT Crusierweight Champion Lio Rush will be making a rare non-WWE apperance as he enters the 15th annual 16 Carat Gold Tournament for German based wrestling promotion WXW. WXW much like Progress, ICW, and Evolve is linked to WWE through their dealings. They have previously allowed Alexander Wolfe to appear, as well as others such as Kassius Ohno. WXW allumni on the WWE roster include WALTER, Marcel Barthel, and Ilja Dragonauv.
Who Else Will Be In This Tournament?
Mike Bailey, Daniel Makabe, Jurn Simmons, Chris Ridgeway and Cara Noir are the biggest names besides Lio Rush in this years tournament. It is often the biggest event WXW will run in a year, as all the international talent they bring in helps to put eyes on their fantastic product. Previous events haven’t had English commentary as an option, with only German commentary available. This could be an issue to some, but at the end of day the wrestling in the ring has a universal language.
Will Lio Rush Make Another Run For The Cruiserweight Championship?
One of the most unexpected title changes of 2019 came when Lio Rush returned to NXT to beat Drew Gulak to become Crusierweight Champion. Prior to this, he was seen as the hypeman to Bobby Lashley on Monday Night RAW before being taken off TV for unknown reasons. To show up and instantly become champion is ever expected. He would quickly prove it was far from a fluke. He would enter a fantastic feud with Angel Garza, having some of the best matches of the year before losing the championship to Garza in the end.
With a new champion in Jordan Devlin, it would be amazing to see Lio Rush try for another Crusierweight Championship reign. The potential matches we could see between them would rival those of the amazing NJPW Junior Heavyweight Division. Lio Rush is someone with insane potential. A great showing in the tournament in wXw would go a long way to reminding people just how good he actually is. He made an attempt to get into the Fatal Four Way match at Worlds Collide, in a triple threat which was won by Isaiah Scott. That was his last NXT appearance, with Rush mainly showing up on 205 Live since then.
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