Another Former WWE Superstar Teases Return?

Could it be this man's hour to finally resurface in WWE under the new regime?

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Wrestlers are never not working, but that doesn't mean we should ignore or dismiss their overtures, especially given the current climate in the wrestling world.

Since taking the reins of WWE, Triple H has spent his first several weeks re-signing several released talents and putting them right back on television. It's fueled speculation about who could be next, and some former superstars are leaning into those rampant rumors.

Lio Rush is no different, and the Man of the Hour has been active on social media, posting photos Monday of himself alongside current United States Champion Bobby Lashley. He also posted an hourglass several times this month and released a two-minute hype video that included several of his NXT highlights on Sunday.

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The video concludes with the news of his April 2020 release from WWE, with a Rush voiceover: "This isn't the end for the Man of the Hour."

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Later Monday, Rush shared on Instagram an update on his recovery from a January injury in which he tore his bicep and labrum and how he's struggled to find his way during his rehab:

However , I feel as though there’s been one thing missing from me the last few years; the hunger. I’ve been coasting and trying to find my way, but in this very moment, I’ve never been this hungry. Im excited to get back in that ring!

Rush began his tenure with WWE in 2017, first in NXT and then on the main roster as Lashley's manager. Lio disappeared from TV for several months in 2019 before surfacing in NXT, where he won the Cruiserweight Championship. He lost the title to Angel Garza in December 2019 before his release.

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Lio resurfaced briefly in AEW in 2021, teaming with Dante Martin and showing flashes of just how good he is, before his contract expired in February 2022. He has not wrestled since sustaining his injury in January at PWG's Battle of Los Angeles.

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Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.