Lio Rush Talks Interest In NJPW, WWE

Former Ring of Honor star Lio Rush has been in high demand on the indy wrestling circuit (even selling his last shirt to Topanga at a PWG event),

Rush recently spoke with Ring Rust Radio about a lot of pro wrestling topics inclusing his interest in WWE, and NJPW. You can check out his thoughts on those below.

His interest in going to WWE:

“Of course, I feel like everybody’s long-term goal should be in the WWE. If you hear anybody say the WWE would never be my main goal, that’s complete bulls—. We all grew up watching WWE; there wasn’t any other thing on TV other than WWE. WWE was the main reason people wanted to actually become a wrestler.

My interest in WWE again is through the roof. I haven’t been contacted by WWE, but the playing field right now with the cruiserweights, and that’s been somewhat of a main focus with them, it drives me to become better. It puts a bit of a chip on my shoulder and makes me a little bitter because that is considered to be the best cruiserweights in the world. So for me to not be a part the same conversation with the best cruiserweights in the world with the biggest promotion in the world, it just makes me want to be there that much more.”

His interest in NJPW:

“My interest with New Japan is through the roof. It’s one of the only places I haven’t been and that’s crazy for me to say because of my age and how long I’ve been doing this. I’ve been all around the world Canada, Mexico, Germany, Ireland, England and all over the United States, and I feel like Japan is somewhere I could excel at so much and possibly go even bigger and further than me in the United States.

I think my style would adapt so well over there. My view on the New Japan Best of Super Juniors, at my age at times I get scared because I’ve accomplished so much so I don’t know what’s next or what else I could accomplish, but the New Japan tournament that’s just something that eats me up. Not that I can’t, but that I wasn’t part of it because it’s the best juniors and cruiserweight in the world and for me not to be part of that is a little frustrating. I would definitely love to be part of New Japan and hopefully be in that tournament one day.”

William B. West

William B. West

William B. West has been an internet journalist since 1998. William is editor of, admin of, as well as writer & editor in chief of,, and

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