Rush has had a rough time in the wrestling ring lately. He lost the ROH World Championship to Bandido at Best in the World on July 12. Rush then suffered a knee injury at Glory By Honor Night 2 on August 21. The result of which will put El Toro Blanco on the shelf for the the remainder of 2021.
While competing with his brother Dragon Lee against Bandido & Rey Horus in tag team action, Rush’s knee gave way to cause him visible trouble during the match. Rush toughed out the pain for a bittersweet victory.
Shortly after the event, ROH confirmed the knee injury was legit. Last night (Aug. 31), Rush’s wife posted a message explaining that El Ingobernable Mayor underwent surgery.
Este breve mensaje es para agradecer las muestras de cariño y buenos deseos hacia mi esposo Rush después de su operación. El próximo jueves, en la conferencia de prensa que vamos a ofrecer, les daremos más detalles sobre su estado de salud y revelaremos algunas noticias. pic.twitter.com/yD6dGkrX5q— Rush oficial (@rushtoroblanco) September 1, 2021
Moments ago, ROH announced that Rush would be out for the rest of the year.
RUSH will be out of action for the rest of 2021 after undergoing knee surgery.
The two-time former ROH World Champion suffered the injury at Glory By Honor on Aug. 21 during the tag team match pitting him and Dragon Lee against ROH World Champion Bandido and Rey Horus.
RUSH was scheduled to team with Lee and Kenny King against ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions Shane Taylor Promotions at the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view on Sept. 12 in Philadelphia. RUSH’s father, Bestia del Ring, will replace him in the title match.
On this weekend’s episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling, La Facción Ingobernable (RUSH, Lee, Bestia and Kenny King) faces STP (Taylor, Moses and Kaun of Soldiers of Savagery and O’Shay Edwards) in an eight-man tag match taped prior to Glory By Honor.
ROH takes a hit with Rush’s absence in their faction warfare storylines. Los Ingobernables (Rush, Dragon Lee, Bestia del Ring, Kenny King) were feuding with The Foundation (Jonathan Gresham, Jay Lethal, Tracy Williams, Rhett Titus) and Violence Unlimited (Brody King, Homicide, Chris Dickinson, Tony Deppen). Add in Shane Taylor’s four-man crew and there were a bonanza of fight options. ROH had re-signed Rush in February, but Rush’s contract may run out by the time he is ready to wrestle again. Perhaps ROH can make a phone call to Rush’s other brother to be a replacement. The man formerly known as Mistico recently became a free agent from CMLL.
At least Rush has beautiful robes to wear around the house during recovery.