The mystery participant at AEW Double or Nothing‘s Casino Battle Royale match turned out to be a former Cruiserweight Champion, Lio Rush.
When the Joker card was drawn, Lio Rush’s name appeared on the screen and he made his way to the ring and received “LIO” chants from the crowd.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 31, 2021
Rush is a former NXT Cruiserweight Champion who was released by the WWE back in April 2020. Unfortunately, Rush’s time in the match was explosive but short as Matt Hardy and Private Party all teamed up to eliminate him.
The final 2 in the match were Christian Cage and Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy eliminated Christian Cage to become the number 1 contender.
Order of elimination:
1. Matt Sydal by Max Caster
2. Max Caster by Christian Cage
3. Seprentico eliminated by Preston Vance
4. Preston Vance by Dustin Rhodes
5. Nick Comoroto by Dustin Rhodes
6. Dustin Rhodes by Powerhouse Hobbs
7. Colt Cabana by Isaiah Kassidy
8. Anthony Bowens by Varsity Blonds
9. Griff Garrison by Matt Hardy
10. Brian Pillman Jr by Private Party
11. Aaron Solow by Lee Johnson
12. Lee Johnson by Matt Hardy
13. Evil Uno by Penta El Zero Miedo
14. Penta El Zero Miedo by Jungle Boy
15. Powerhouse Hobbs by Christian Cage
16. Lio Rush by Matt Hardy
17. Marq Quen by Christian Cage
18. Isiah Kassidy by Jungle Boy
19. Matt Hardy by Christian Cage
20. Christian Cage by Jungle Boy