Alberto Del Rio Released From WWE

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Alberto Del Rio has been released from WWE, according to the following announcement on their official website:

WWE announced the release of Alberto Del Rio due to unprofessional conduct and an altercation with an employee.

Click here to see the announcement. We'll have more on this story as it develops.

  • Avalanchian

    And the WWE Universe rejoiced as concussions went down a staggering 80%

    • devanshkotak

      haha now just get rid of swagger for the rest 20%

  • Wonderkarp

    oh man. I cant wait to hear what caused this.

    • CJ Blaze

      Read the quote in the article.

      • JakShowtime

        I think he means the further details, like who the altercation was with and whatnot.

  • jason witten 82

    Man now Dolph will never get his redemption in this raven-dreamer like saga lol

    • BrooksOglesby

      Dolph and Kofi’s win records are gonna start going way up after this. They lost to Del Rio almost as often as Sheamus beat Del Rio.

  • Avalanchian

    The real question now is. Who does WWE promote as their hispanic superstar?

    • Mike McCarthy

      Kalisto when he gets called up.

  • Mike McCarthy

    About damn time.

  • Rumor has it that the altercation was with the Miz

    • Xavier

      I could believe that. He’s mentioned on a few occasions that he didn’t care for the Miz too much

    • Splat

      Don’t hit the money maker.

  • Bob’s Diner

    I’m sad… can’t wait for more info to come out though. Sounds juicy!

  • Joe

    So he will end up in TNA right? haha

    • doc

      As “Delberto Al Rio.”

    • Dustyn

      Taz: “Look who it is Mike, “DelBerto Alrio!””

  • Xavier

    Well ADR has a good run all things considering. Coming over from Mexico and having to adjust too the American style of wrestling is no easy thing to do but he made it work. First he was asked to lose the mask, which he did. He was a multiple time world champion and for pretty much his tenure in the WWE he was one of the top heels in the company, was pretty good on the mic considering that English isn’t even his 1st language and had a couple of very high profile matches at WM. That’s not a bad resume at all. I’m sure he made a ton of money along the way as well. He never quite connecting with the audiences over here but he’s a lot better then what most within here will probably give him credit for though

    • Mysterion

      “Top heels”? I can be sure you’ll find it hard finding anyone to legitimize that. No one gave a sh** about Del Rio.

      • Xavier

        Lets see, he won MITB and won a Royal Rumble. Fueded with Cena, Punk, Edge, Mysterio etc etc was a 4x world champion and fought for the title at multiple PPVs, so please tell me ol wise one, how was he not a top heel?

        • David F

          because he was boring and did same recycled gimmick. WWE shoved him down our throat and only one who got pop was Ricardo

          • Xavier

            Regardless of that, he was still a top heel and he was booked as such for a majority of his run in the WWE

          • MarilynRStroup

            I just got


          • Chris

            I agree entirely he was pushed/booked as a top heel, but how many viewers ever bought him as such?

          • H.M.

            Just because he was consistently booked as a top heel, doesn’t make him a top heel in actual merit or in regards to raw talent. Other than his in-ring ability, he offered very little as far as character and character development.

  • Joey

    About TIme!!!!!

  • JakShowtime

    Well if they weren’t done getting rid of employees for the sake of saving some money, that should help save a few jobbers’ jobs.

    JTG could have still been saved! Dangit!

  • Stoney

    The guy failed to get over with the crowd but was still jammed down our throats because Vince wanted a top Hispanic star since Rey was always injured and Sin Cara was a total failure.

  • Seth

    It doesn’t matter how great your talent is or lack there of. Doesn’t matter…but this isn’t the first time with this particular guy there has been some sort of issue dealing with his professionalism and attitude as a whole. He didn’t lack talent even if the American style wasn’t the greatest mixture for a guy who made his living as a lucha…but if your attitude is the drizzling you know whats…it doesn’t matter. You’re screwed. Plus with cutbacks under way…it just makes it natural that if you really screw up with something this major in terms of your actual job…you should be done.

  • Owen Gold

    Yeah I get a feeling it was with the miz

  • Scott Davies

    Well he was boring to watch in the ring & i saw this coming for a year. From reports i hear. He was not liked backstage by a lot of people & management. He was complaining everytime he lost a World Title, when he was clearly not a mainevent superstar. So i do see why WWE released him.

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  • Patrick

    about time.

  • BlazeKing

    While everybody wants to hate on Del Rio now because it’s the *in* thing to do (the same people were on his nuts when he was with Ricardo), I’m not going to go that route. He *was* very good in the ring. There’s definitely more to the story.

  • Smark Twain

    Bout time. He may have been great in Mexico but watching him wrestle in a WWE ring was like watching cars brake lights in a traffic jam.