One of the many major talking points coming out of AEW’s recent Double or Nothing PPV was Andrade El Idolo dissolving the AFO, stating that he’s not in AEW to lose. In its place, Andrade revealed his former Los Ingobernables stablemate RUSH to be his new business partner.
This raised the question as to whether RUSH had officially signed with AEW, as there was an absence of an All Elite graphic on the night, despite new signings Stokely Hathaway and Athena both recieving them following their arrival.
RUSH has now provided an update on his status with AEW whilst speaking to Lucha Libre Online.
“I am grateful to Tony Khan for giving me the opportunity. We are still under talks and negotiations. For now, there are just dates (not a full-time contract). I already did the first jump (step), which is being in the PPV, and not just a segment, but they gave it the value that both Rush and Andrade have. They left that promo for the end. Nobody expected it, not even my own family.”-RUSH
The former two-time ROH World Champion continued, stating that his priority is now AEW, highlighting some of the potential dream matches that may soon become a reality.
“For now, my objective is AEW, I am now in AEW and I want to face the biggest names. I want everything! I am not going for the minimum. You name it! CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, (Jon) Moxley, Samoa Joe, the best they have (to offer). Imagine Rush vs Samoa Joe. There’s a lot of material. Bryan Danielson vs Toro Blanco Rush, two ex ROH World Champions against each other. There’s Moxley, which they state is the most extreme one. They need to see a real Mexican badass. A lot of people have requested this match… Rush vs. Kenny Omega. We can finally have that match.”-RUSH
Time will tell as to where RUSH’s partnership with Andrade El Idolo will lead, although if their previous alliance is anything to go by, they’re certainly set to take AEW by storm moving forward.