As previously noted, Lio Rush announced his retirement from wrestling in a statement on Instagram.
AEW President Tony Khan issued his own statement regarding the matter…
“Lio Rush reached out to me today, and he shared that he’d planned to announce his retirement from pro wrestling tonight. While this news was unexpected, I’m glad that he’s made a choice that he’s confident will make him and his family happy.
Lio is a great talent, and I enjoyed briefly working with him, and I absolutely wish him the best.
Tony Khan President & CEO, All Elite Wrestling”
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 9, 2021