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
There is a bit of a dispute online right now about the actual salary that WWE is paying Alberto Del Rio. One source has him being paid approximately $1.5 million, while another conflicting source states that it is much less than that. Konnan decided to chime in since he knows Del Rio personally. The former WCW star stated that Del Rio would not be back with World Wrestling Entertainment if he wasn't making a ton of money.
November 8, 2015
Rumors are floating around that there is backstage heat on John Cena for wanting to take time off while WWE is struggling with numbers. Those were more than likely sparked by the fact that he lost cleanly to a returning Alberto Del Rio. In actuality, though, there is said to be no issues with Cena taking time off. Management was already informed as to the reason why he is going off the road for a couple of months.
October 26, 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
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
Reports have surfaced that WWE is still heavily interested in bringing Alberto Del Rio back into the company. However, the odds of that happening are considerably slimmer now that Lucha Underground has announced that they have been renewed for a second season of television. This gives Del Rio more leverage in negotiations. He's going to demand the bank from World Wrestling Entertainment.
October 11, 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
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 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
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