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WWE Reportedly Discussing AEW Talent Backstage

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The wrestling world is abuzz with speculation as Rush, a prominent talent from All Elite Wrestling (AEW), is nearing the end of his contract.

This development has reportedly piqued the interest of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), who are keen on acquiring the Mexican luchador’s services.

Rush made his AEW debut in May 2022, and his contract is set to expire soon. His recent absence from the ring has been attributed to visa issues. However, the impending contract expiry has led to discussions about his future within WWE circles.

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WWE: Legal Tussle and Its Impact

WWE’s interest in Rush comes amidst a long-standing lawsuit with Major League Wrestling (MLW), which has made the company cautious about engaging with AEW talent currently under contract.

Despite this, Rush’s contract situation has been a hot topic in WWE, indicating a strong interest in the luchador.

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The Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Insight

Dave Meltzer provided an update on Rush’s situation in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. According to Meltzer, both WWE and AEW are interested in Rush, with the latter reportedly offering a substantial deal to retain him.

The AEW offer is said to be significantly larger than what most NXT talents receive, suggesting that WWE would need to offer main roster money to compete.

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Rush’s Departure from Lucha Libre AAA

Adding to the intrigue, Rush severed ties with Lucha Libre AAA on June 10th, 2023. This move drew criticism from Konnan, a prominent figure in the wrestling industry, who accused Rush of charging exorbitant fees. Konnan also expressed dissatisfaction with Bandido, another wrestler who parted ways with AAA.

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The Future of Rush, Going to WWE?

As it stands, Rush’s future in professional wrestling is uncertain. With his AEW contract nearing its end and WWE showing interest, the next few weeks will be crucial in determining where this talented luchador will ply his trade.

Regardless of the outcome, one thing is clear: Rush’s skills and charisma make him a valuable asset in the wrestling world. Whether he chooses to stay with AEW or make the jump to WWE, fans can look forward to more thrilling performances from this dynamic performer.

In the ever-evolving world of professional wrestling, it’s always exciting to see where talent will land. As we await Rush’s decision, we’re reminded of the fierce competition between wrestling organizations, not just in the ring, but in the talent acquisition arena as well.

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Jake Skudder
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