Since WWE will not allow Alberto Del Rio to return to Mexico to drop the Mega Championship, AAA officials have decided to simply strip him of the belt and do a tournament to crown a new champion. The former world heavyweight championship really wanted to do the right thing and honor tradition, but his contract would not allow it. AAA does not have any backstage heat towards Del Rio because they understand the situation.
November 10, 2015
Before he made his return to WWE, Alberto Del Rio was in negotiations with TNA. Some further details have been revealed about the contract that the company offered the former world heavyweight champion. Del Rio was offered $300,000 a year, which is quite generous for a company that is rumored to be struggling. He also would have been allowed to work on the independent wrestling circuit and in Mexico.
November 6, 2015
When Alberto Del Rio returned to WWE, the belief was that the promotion had to shell out a good amount of money to bring the former world heavyweight champion back. It has now been confirmed that Del Rio signed a contract with a downside guarantee of $1.45 million. That puts Del Rio near the top of the highest paid performers list. WWE considers Del Rio to be a big international star.
October 29, 2015
While he has plenty of suitors overseas, if Alberto Del Rio wanted to make a return to the United States, he has welcoming arms in TNA. The company is said to be heavily interested in signing the former world heavyweight champion to a contract. A big reason why they want Del Rio is because of their focus on gaining further ground in international distribution. He would definitely be an asset in that regard.
October 16, 2015
When it comes to employment, Alberto Del Rio doesn't have to scour through the classifieds. He is very much a wanted man. Reports have surfaced that New Japan has expressed interest in bringing the former world heavyweight champion into the mix. However, management will not do any business with him if he still has ties to AAA. Del Rio needs to be contractually free before the front office is willing to work with him.
October 15, 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
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 ROH has managed to bring in Alberto Del Rio and Samoa Joe, a lot of fans are under the assumption that their financial issues are over. That is not the case whatsoever. The company was able to sign those guys because they are short term contracts. While it does cost a pretty penny to get big name guys under contract, Ring of Honor is willing to take the risk to bring in revenue. It is being said that long term deals were never discussed.
February 28, 2015
For a short period of time earlier this year, TNA and AAA were on opposite sides, as both companies competed to see if they could get former WWE star Alberto Del Rio under contract. That battle is now over, so the sides are trying to see if they can work on something that would be mutually beneficial with one another. Dixie Carter is said to be interested in doing another talent exchange, in hopes of bringing some of the top stars in Mexico to the United States.
February 12, 2015
While Lucha Underground has been actively seeking well known talent to join their roster and increase their presence in the United States, they are having trouble signing performers. Aside from Alberto Del Rio, a lot of wrestlers are holding off on signing a contract with the promotion. One of the reasons being speculated for that right now is the fact that a lot of people are waiting to see what Jeff Jarrett can do with his new GFW promotion this year.
February 10, 2015