Earlier this week, Lio Rush announced his retirement from pro wrestling.
He suffered a shoulder injury during his AEW debut. Once he’s healed, he said he will fulfill his contractual obligations with NJPW, but plans to retire after that.
In the original statement he noted that the injury made him think about his life and how it would impact him down the road.
Rush put out a statement today to further address the issues that led to his retirement. It comes down to wanting to be a better husband and father in addition to being fulfilled with what he’s accomplished in wrestling. He is also looking to pursue other passions.
You can read the latest statement here:
“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. 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