WATCH: Lio Rush Makes NXT In-Ring Debut Against The Velveteen Dream

Lio Rush officially made his in-ring debut with WWE NXT this week, taking on the bizarre and charismatic Velveteen Dream after being attacked by his former indie wrestling tag partner on last week’s episode.

The 22-year-old high flying sensation put up a good fight, going right after Dream and performing some amazing moves throughout, but was ultimately unsuccessful in his NXT debut. Rush was announced for the developmental brand with some serious fanfare from WWE last month. He is a former Ring of Honor star, winning their annual Top Prospects Tournament in 2016.

You can read our complete coverage of this week’s WWE NXT, featuring qualifiers for the vacant NXT Women’s Championship, Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade Cien Almas and more!