When it comes to how promoters treat wrestlers down in Mexico, Alberto Del Rio was extremely candid and honest. He stated that guys like he and Rey Mysterio were treated fantastic by the promotions. However, those that do not generate as much publicity, they are not treated well enough by the promoters. Del Rio wants to see that change taking place in his home country.
September 27, 2015
When Lucha Underground confirmed that their promotion is staying alive because a second season has been approved by the network, they claimed that Alberto Del Rio has been confirmed to be a part of their show. The former world heavyweight champion took to social media to dispute that claim. The two sides are set to meet in the coming days. Negotiations should be taking place on a new contract.
September 23, 2015
When asked if he would be willing to fight CM Punk in a UFC match, Alberto Del Rio said he would if the offer was fair and right. However, that does not mean that there is any animosity between the two former WWE stars. They're just competitive guys who are on friendly terms. Del Rio even stated that he was going to attend the debut match of Punk, which still has not been booked by Dana White.
September 18, 2015
As some of you may already know, Alberto Del Rio was presented with some offers from MMA promotions after he left WWE. He declined them all. The former world heavyweight champion said that the money was good for a fighter. However, he made a whole lot more as a professional wrestler, so he decided to stick to the industry. Del Rio still wanted to be involved in the sport, so he signed a contract to be a commentator.
September 16, 2015
Since he left due to a very ugly backstage situation, the belief is that Alberto Del Rio has very little interest in making a return to WWE. However, it is now being said that the former world heavyweight champion would not be completely opposed to the idea, especially if management gave him a very favorable deal. Del Rio remains very popular with fans in Mexico, a demographic that the front office wants to see improved.
September 4, 2015
While professional wrestling is where he makes his bread and butter, Alberto Del Rio has long had an interest in MMA. He has yet to receive the right offer to step back into the ring for a fight. However, he still wanted a way to be involved in the sport. Del Rio has found that way. The former world heavyweight champion has signed on to work as an announcer for a promotion in Mexico.
August 26, 2015
Back when he was in WWE, Alberto Del Rio used to wear a scarf to the ring. The reason for that is because Vince McMahon hated the fact that Chris Jericho wore scarves backstage all the time. McMahon feels that it is a feminine product to wear. Since he hated it so much, McMahon felt that the scarves would bring even further heat to the heel character that Del Rio was portraying.
August 26, 2015
Since he is a big name performer that is willing to work with them, the belief was that Alberto Del Rio had a ton of backstage stroke with Lucha Underground. That might not necessarily be the case. The former world heavyweight champion tried to convince management to bring his good friend, Ricardo Rodriguez, on board, but a deal was never signed.
August 14, 2015
Since everyone has been quite concerned with his well being after missing a show, Alberto Del Rio has decided to take to social media to explain to everyone that he was not able to attend the charity event due to personal reasons. He did not provide any further details on that. The former world heavyweight champion also praised the promoter for doing everything they could to get him to town.
July 15, 2015
Since he has yet to post a response, Alberto Del Rio is being viewed as quite the real life villain right now. The former world heavyweight champion was scheduled to work an independent wrestling show in Houston, where much of the proceeds would go towards a charity. He never showed up, and the promoters are claiming that he never even made contact with them to provide an explanation.
July 13, 2015