Aside from his ability to be a foreign marketing asset for WWE, one of the reasons why management decided to bring Alberto Del Rio back to the promotion was because they felt that he could provide fresh matches against some of the upper level baby faces such as Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Antonio Cesaro. The creative department is running out of performers to mix and match in feuds.
November 29, 2015
If you are one of the many fans who are hoping to see Rey Mysterio back with WWE, there is some potentially good news. During a recent interview, he stated that he was fine with Alberto Del Rio returning to the promotion. Mysterio knows that time is a factor for professional wrestlers, so everyone needs to make their money while they can. He also did not rule out his own return some day.
November 16, 2015
While WWE will not allow Alberto Del Rio to make a return to AAA to drop his championship, they have no problems with him heading down to Puerto Rico to work a WWC event. He recently worked a story line with Ricardo Rodriguez, so the promoters wanted him to head back down there to finish that up. Management is allowing Del Rio to do that because they are on friendly terms with the promotion.
November 7, 2015
When Alberto Del Rio made his surprising return to WWE, officials in AAA were under the impression that he would be returning to their promotion to drop the Mega Championship to another performer. Well, it looks like that will not be taking place. World Wrestling Entertainment is refusing to allow Del Rio to do the time honored tradition of dropping the belt. It also forced AAA to postpone their television taping.
November 2, 2015
One of the problems with Alberto Del Rio returning to WWE is that it left AAA in the cold. The promotion is aware that the former world heavyweight champion is booked for an upcoming tour of Europe and is scheduled for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown. However, they need him to return at least for a night, so that Del Rio can drop the AAA Mega Championship to another performer.
October 30, 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
Rumors are floating around that Lucha Underground has received an influx of cash. The promotion failed to make money during their first season, so the second season was in jeopardy until an announcement was made recently. The budget has been reduced tremendously for each episode. Management still wants Alberto Del Rio on board, but there might not be enough money for that.
October 24, 2015
Things got pretty ugly between AAA and Myzteziz, who was the original Sin Cara in WWE. Apparently, the masked performer had some backstage heat with Alberto Del Rio, who reportedly threatened a physical assault. The man legally known as Luis Ignacio Urive Alvirde showed up unannounced in CMLL and said that he wanted to return to that promotion. When his current employer found out, a release was immediately given.
October 14, 2015
Some ugly accusations have been thrown at Alberto Del Rio once again. Another promoter is having issues with the former world heavyweight champion. The people who run xWx are saying that Del Rio is purposely canceling a booking at the last minute by demanding a very expensive upgrade on his plane ticket. Since the promotion is in Europe, it would have cost them close to $7,000 to make the change. Instead, they canceled the appearance.
October 13, 2015
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