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 a free agent, Alberto Del Rio was fielding offers from several companies. One of those companies was UFC. The promotion really wanted the former world heavyweight champion to come in and do a couple of fights. However, Del Rio was forced to reject their offer because the two sides could not come to terms on money. He stated that he was doing so well in professional wrestling that it would be a pay cut to jump to MMA.
May 21, 2015
On April 19, Lucha Underground is taping a very special two hour episode. It will bring closure to all of their current story lines, and there should be plenty of surprises that evening. The general feeling right now is that this could be the very final episode that the promotion runs. They have lost millions of dollars over the past year. If Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio are not able to sell the network on another season, then this is the end of the road.
April 9, 2015
There are rumors floating around right now that Lucha Underground has lost nearly $20 million thus far. That number is a bit exaggerated. While the promotion will not reveal the number, they are not denying that money was lost this year. Some major changes are being planned in the hopes of being able to continue as a business. Their best bet is if Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio can draw in more of the mainstream fans.
April 6, 2015
The speculations have been floating around for the past several weeks, but it is sounding more and more likely that Goldberg is going to be involved in a professional kickboxing match sometimes this year. He stated that he has been training since September and that GLORY Kickboxing has already expressed interest. This is the same promotion that tried to arrange for him to do an exhibition fight with Alberto Del Rio, who suffered an injury.
March 27, 2015
Morale backstage in AAA is said to be extremely high at the moment. While there are some that are jealous and concerned about their position within the company, it is being said that most performers are pleased to see the return of Sin Cara, Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio. All three were extremely valuable marketing assets for the promotion. Their popularity in Mexico grew even higher after successful stints in the United States with WWE.
March 20, 2015
Some interesting details have come out of Lucha Underground this week. It appears as if the promotion is really wanting to swing for the fences. They reportedly have a plan in place to go big, and it involves Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio. The belief is that the two of them would be given some sort of ownership package if the company were to become an international sensation. Their presence has already helped in television negotiations.
March 13, 2015
As expected, Rey Mysterio made his presence felt at the press conference held by AAA on Monday. He announced to the audience that he was going to be wrestling for the promotion in a couple of weeks. The recently released WWE star also revealed that he was going to be teaming up with Sin Cara and Alberto Del Rio, two other guys that have returned to Mexico. It is a brilliant move by the promoters to put three of the most popular stars together.
March 3, 2015
As many of you already know, WWE is desperately looking for a star to help them win back fans in Mexico. That might be a bit harder than they were hoping it to be. The feeling right now is that performers in that country are a bit hesitant to sign with the promotion because of how Alberto Del Rio and the original Sin Cara were treated. If two big stars could be treated like that, then the other guys know that they are vulnerable as well.
February 16, 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