RUSH has taken ROH by storm since debuting last December. The charismatic Mexican star heads into his ROH World Title Match against champion Matt Taven at the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view on Sept. 27 having never been pinned or forced to submit.
Here’s a look at “El Toro Blanco’s” most impressive wins:
5. MARK HASKINS
(TV taping, 3/16/19)
Haskins had defeated some of the biggest names in pro wrestling prior to signing with ROH late last year, and he forced former ROH World Champions Jay Lethal and Dalton Castle to tap out to the Sharpshooter in tag matches in 2019. Therefore, it wasn’t a surprise that he was able to stand toe to toe with RUSH. In the end, however, Haskins fell victim to RUSH’s Bull’s Horns finisher.
4. FLIP GORDON
(Best in the World pre-show, 6/28/19)
Gordon, ROH’s 2018 Breakout Star of the Year, provided a stern test for RUSH. Gordon scored near falls after a Falcon Arrow and springboard spear, but when he went for a suicide dive, the powerful RUSH caught him and slammed him into the barricade. Back inside the ring, RUSH nailed Gordon with Bull’s Horns with such force that it knocked Gordon halfway out of the ring. The three count on the nearly unconscious Gordon was academic.
3. DALTON CASTLE (NO-DISQUALIFICATION MATCH)
(Summer Supercard, 8/9/19)
“El Toro Blanco” was seeing red after having been attacked and left down on successive nights by Castle the week prior to this showdown. RUSH was all over Castle at the beginning of the match until his momentum was halted by a shot to the face with Castle’s riding crop. Castle body-slammed RUSH over the barricade into the front row and assaulted him with a chair. Eventually, RUSH fired up, throwing Castle into the barricade twice and powerbombing him onto a table at ringside. He went on to hit Bull’s Horns for a very satisfying victory.
(ROH 17th Anniversary, 3/15/19)
RUSH and Bandido were both undefeated when they stepped into the ring to face each other in a first-time ever dream match. Early in the bout, Bandido went for a hurricanrana off the apron to the floor, but RUSH caught him and powerbombed him through a ringside table. Bandido rallied with a series of spectacular, high-flying moves, including a Fosbury Flop, springboard 450 Splash while RUSH was caught on the middle rope, and running hurricanrana off the apron. Bandido could not put the resilient RUSH away, however, and RUSH eventually finished him off with Bull’s Horns.
1. DALTON CASTLE
(G1 Supercard, 4/6/19)
Under the bright lights of New York City before a sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden, RUSH made the most of his opportunity to showcase his talent on the biggest show in ROH history. As soon as the bell sounded, “El Toro Blanco” came charging out of the gate and blasted Castle with a shotgun dropkick that sent the former ROH World Champion crashing into the corner. RUSH immediately followed up with two Bull’s Horns and covered Castle for the three count. Time of the match: 16 seconds. If it wasn’t obvious before that RUSH is a special talent, it certainly was after he steamrolled Castle.