A former WWE NXT Cruiserweight Champion turned up at an independent wrestling event this weekend, reigniting an old rivalry with an AEW star and setting up a big main event for the follow-up event scheduled for tonight.
At the Garden Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday evening, the Game Changer Wrestling promotion (GCW) held their "Homecoming" event.
The show featured the advertised debut of former WWE NXT Superstar ACH (Jordan Myles), however the conclusion of the event saw the unadvertised debut of another former performer from WWE's black-and-gold brand.
Near the end of the show, former WWE NXT Superstar Lio Rush made a surprise appearance. The former NXT Cruiserweight Champion attacked AEW star "The Bad Boy" Joey Janela, reigniting their feud that dates back to their rivalry in Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) and setting up a Rush-Janela bout for the "Homecoming: Part 2" event scheduled for Sunday, July 26th at the same venue.
Featured below are some videos, photos and coverage of Lio Rush's surprise appearance at the GCW Homecoming: Part 1 event from Saturday, July 25, 2020.
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— WWE Detroit (@WWEDETR0IT) July 26, 2020
— Lionel Green (@NotLioRush) July 26, 2020
— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) July 26, 2020
Former #WWENXT Cruiserweight Champion @NotLioRush makes surprise @GCWrestling_ debut attacking #AEW star @JANELABABY to reignite old rivalry & set up big match for #GCWHomecoming Pt. 2 show TONIGHT (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)
LINK: https://t.co/ODUP1ssjHF pic.twitter.com/YBLb87HGE7
— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) July 26, 2020
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