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
Since he had leverage in negotiations, Alberto Del Rio was reportedly able to get WWE to give him a lighter schedule than the grueling one that most performers go through. The former world heavyweight champion will obviously be working television and pay per view events. There is no confirmation yet on whether or not he works live events. It might actually depend on the cities they are in.
October 26, 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
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
A rather interesting thing took place at the ROH anniversary show on Sunday night. Jay Lethal cut a promo before defending the Television Championship against Alberto Del Rio. One of the things he said will probably not sit well with AJ Lee and CM Punk. Lethal stated that he was not someone that would take things that are handed down to him. He then pointed out that Punk was a guy that took a girl that he handed down.
March 3, 2015
On March 1, ROH is throwing a big event to celebrate their 13 year anniversary at the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas. A big match has just been announced. Alberto Del Rio will be challenging Jay Lethal for the Ring of Honor television championship. It is being said that Lethal is one of the guys that Del Rio had on his list of performers that he hoped to work against while he was signed to the company. Lethal should retain the belt.
February 4, 2015