Lio Rush returns, becomes #1 contender for the Cruiserweight title

Sep 18, 2019 - by Steve Gerweck

Via Michael Riba’s NXT recap:

Match #6 – #1 Contender’s (WWE Cruiserweight Championship) Match: Oney Lorcan vs. Lio Rush
Lorcan backs Rush into the corner and delivers a few hip attacks. Lorcan drops Rush with a Blockbuster and goes for the cover, but Rush kicks out. Lorcan goes for the half-and-half suplex, but Rush sends him to the floor. Rush drops him with a trifecta of suicide dives and tosses him back into the ring. Rush delivers a few forearm shots and drops Lorcan with a head scissors take down. Rush delivers an enzuigiri and goes for the cover, but Lorcan kicks out. Rush delivers a kick to the chest, but Lorcan comes back and takes Rush to the corner. Lorcan delivers a chop and then slams Rush into the opposite corner. Lorcan delivers an uppercut and then drapes him over the top rope. Lorcan delivers an uppercut that sends Rush to the floor. Rush gets back into the ring, but Lorcan drops him with a power bomb. Lorcan goes for the cover, but Rush kicks out at two. Rush fights back with body shots and then right hands to the face. Lorcan takes Rush down and applies a single-leg Boston Crab.
Rush turns over and kicks Lorcan in the face a few times. Lorcan comes back with a chop and then a scoop slam. Lorcan goes for the cover, but Lorcan kicks out. Lorcan delivers a few more chops and throws him into the ropes, but Rush comes back with a springboard Stunner. Rush goes for the cover, but Lorcan kicks out at two. Rush goes up top and goes for the splash, but Lorcan moves. Rush lands on his feet, but Lorcan goes for a power bomb. Rush gets free, but Lorcan grabs him again and delivers the power bomb. Lorcan applies the single-leg Boston Crab again, but Rush fights out and kicks Lorcan away. Rush goes for a kick, but Lorcan grabs his leg and locks in the single-leg Boston Crab again. Lorcan turns it into an STF, but Rush makes it to the ropes. Rush comes back and connects with a couple of kicks and then slaps Lorcan in the face. Lorcan fires up and slaps Rush a few times and then charges, but Rush drops him with a Spanish Fly. Rush goes up top and hits the Final Hour and gets the pin fall.
Winner and number one contender for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Lio Rush

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