One of the features of AEW’s Casino Battle Royale gimmick is the role of the mystery 21st entrant – The Joker.
Previous names in the role have included Brian Cage, Matt Sydal and Mercedes Martinez and we can now add former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush to that group.
Rush was released from WWE in April 2020 and has been very outspoken about his treatment in the company. During his time on TV he spent as a competitor in his own right and also as the spokesperson for current WWE Champion Bobby Lashley.
Rush claimed retirement upon his release but has since appeared regularly on the independent scene and is in fact the current MLW Middleweight Champion.
Rush was eliminated from the bout by Matt Hardy and it is up in the air on his future in AEW.