While doing an interview with WSVN TV, Alberto Del Rio was asked about his negotiations with TNA last year. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that he had every intentions of signing with the company when he started talks with them. Del Rio simply stated that the deal was never finalized because the company was going through some financial hardships. When they finally got the money, Alberto was already negotiating with WWE.
January 26, 2016
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
While it has not been confirmed yet, the belief is that Lucha Underground will be picked up for a second season by the El Rey network. Many feel that the arrival of Alberto Del Rio and the potential signing of Rey Mysterio has played a huge part in convincing executives at the network to give them more time. Their numbers were not initially all that impressive, but there is some hope since they now have big name stars to build around.
March 20, 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
During a recent interview, Alberto Del Rio stated that he was perfectly fine with remaining in professional wrestling, but he left the door open for MMA if a good deal was on the table. Apparently, a good deal is now on the table. Reports have surfaced that Del Rio is quite close to signing a contract with Bellator for at least one fight. The former world heavyweight champion is also said to be negotiating with other promotions as well.
February 6, 2015
Right before Impact Wrestling made its debut on Destination America, TNA wanted to make a big splash by signing a well known performer to make a surprise appearance. A $400,000 contract was put on the table for Alberto Del Rio. Management even sweetened the deal by limiting the amount of appearances that he would be required to make during the year. For whatever reasons, the former world heavyweight champion declined the offer.
January 18, 2015
Those that are hoping to see Alberto Del Rio on a full time basis in ROH, are in for a disappointment. The company has made an official announcement about his signing, and they included the dates in which he will be working. Del Rio is currently scheduled for just three events in January. Nothing has been announced for February, but the former world heavyweight champion has been signed to work the 13th anniversary pay per view in March.
December 12, 2014
There is a very good chance that another world heavyweight champion is going to be making his way to ROH very soon. Reports have surfaced that Alberto Del Rio, who recently won the top belt in AAA, has agreed to make a couple of appearances in the early part of next year for the promotion. He will not be a permanent fixture, however, because Del Rio still has plans on signing with Lucha Underground, while continuing to work out of Mexico as well.
December 11, 2014