With this win, he’ll be next in line to challenge WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak for the title.
After reports of having backstage heat due to various incidents, he had taken a step back from WWE. His last match was a loss alongside with Lashley to Braun Strowman and Finn Balor in March on Raw.
During an NXT media call, Triple H was asked about Lio Rush’s return.
“No, it was something we’ve been talking about for a while. I’m just really excited, Lio Rush won. He’s just a phenomenal, energetic, and money performer to me. Thrilled that we get to put him on the show and have him showcase what he does. He and Oney tore it up and that’s what it’s about.”
H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription