Alberto Del Rio Confirms Incident w/Cody Barbierri, When It Happened, Who Witnessed It, His Firing

Alberto Del Rio discussed his WWE termination for the first time on Mexican television on Monday morning. Below are some notes from the segment: The incident occurred backstage at the August 5, 2014 Smackdown taping in Laredo, Texas. This is in fact where Del Rio cut the strange promo on the August 5, 2014 episode of […]

Racism & Unsafe Work Environment Claims In Del Rio/Barbierri Incident

Following up on Alberto Del Rio’s appearance at Triplemanía XXII on Sunday, I wanted to make a few notes on his claims of racism in WWE. Del Rio’s claims are valid following his encounter and subsequent confrontation with social media manager Cody Barbierri. We’ve already detailed the incident but where Del Rio gave WWE no […]

Why Alberto Del Rio Was On Smackdown; Retro SummerSlam Report

- Wrestling News World reader Mike sent word that on the Canadian broadcast of Smackdown on SportsNet 360, instead of showing The Miz vs. Roman Reigns, they showed an older match featuring Alberto Del Rio. This was actually an error from the network as they inserted the wrong bout into this week’s broadcast. While the […]

Alberto Del Rio Announced For AAA’s Triplemania XXII On Sunday

AAA ring announcer Arturo Rivera Tweeted on Monday that Alberto Del Rio will appear at Triplemania XXII on Sunday. The show will air on iPPV head-to-head against WWE SummerSlam at Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico. The show will be available domestically in Mexico on regular pay-per-view. Below is Rivera’s announcement translated from […]

WWE News & Notes, Another Release, WWE Network, Triple H Can Jump

- Sami Zayn talked about being an Arab wrestler growing up in Canada and getting a chance to perform in Abu Dhabi with WWE when they toured there last year. You can read his comments about climbing the developmental ranks at this link. – I updated my report on WWE creative team departures at this […]

Tension Between Vince McMahon/Triple H, WWE Title Defended Too Often?, Incomplete Del Rio Story, WWE Network In Canada

The following is today’s edition of Ask WNW. Ask WNW is the most popular feature on the website where Richard Gray answers four questions daily, Monday through Friday. To submit your question for the next installment of Ask WNW, click here.

Konnan Accuses WWE Of Racism, Says He Talked To Alberto Del Rio, Tweets Cody Barbierri, ‘Free’ Rey Mysterio

Former WCW star Konnan is drawing attention for posts made on social media. In response to WWE firing Alberto Del Rio, Konnan says racism has always been rampant. He’s also Tweeting the hashtag #FreeRey, which of course is in reference to Rey Mysterio. Below are the highlights: Should be no surprise what happened to Del […]

Alberto Del Rio Story Gets Weirder w/Triple H Endorsement

For those that believe Friday’s Tweets on the verified WWE Twitter account regarding Alberto Del Rio being responsible for his own actions were the result of social media manager Cody Barbierri (the employee that Del Rio allegedly slapped) going into business for himself, think again. Triple H Re-Tweeted the comments on his verified account, making […]

Details On Del Rio’s Confrontation w/Cody Barbierri That Resulted In WWE Release

The latest story circulating on Alberto Del Rio’s release from WWE is that he was involved in an altercation with social media manager Cody Barbierri. As the story goes, someone told Barbierri to wipe his plate clean after a backstage meal at catering at a recent television taping. Joking, Barbierri said that was Del Rio’s […]

WWE On Del Rio Release – “If You’re Angry At Anyone, Be Angry At Alberto”

WWE just issued a followup statement regarding the release of Alberto Del Rio on their verified Twitter account. The statement is as follows: @VivaDelRio is responsible for his own actions. If you’re angry at anyone, be angry at Alberto. There’s no excuse for a pro athlete not to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Below […]