A significant addition is coming to the Ring of Honor roster.
It was announced on Tuesday that lucha libre star Rush has signed an “exclusive contract” with ROH. The promotion put out a video with Rush announcing the news, with Rush saying he’s returning to ROH to stay, that he’s there to be the biggest star in the company, and that it’s his new home.
Rush will still be wrestling for CMLL in Mexico. ROH and CMLL have a working relationship, and both have relationships with NJPW.
Rush made his ROH debut at the promotion’s post-Final Battle television tapings last month.
Before signing with ROH, Rush had been becoming a regular with MLW in the U.S. He was supposed to face LA Park in the main event of MLW’s tapings at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, New York on April 4, but MLW announced that Rush has now been pulled from the show “due to the insistence of a third party promoter.”
MLW’s Court Bauer said in a statement: “This is a match and organization Rush wanted to be a part of but sometimes politics get in the way and that’s what this comes down to: politics.”
LA Park vs. Pentagon Jr. will now be the main event of the MLW show in Queens on April 4, which is taking place on the Thursday of WrestleMania week. MLW is also running the Melrose Ballroom on Friday, April 5. That Friday show will feature the second Battle Riot match in MLW history.