Alberto Del Rio & Ricardo Rodriguez Reunite At Indy Show

Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez appeared together at Saturday’s House of Hardcore VII in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rodriguez introduced Del Rio after Christian York went over Curt Hawkins and Hawkins cut a promo in the ring. The show also featured TNA Champion Bobby Roode beating Tommy Dreamer in an Old School Extreme Rules match, as […]

WWE Issues Statement On Alberto Del Rio

WWE announced Monday on dot com they have reached a “mutual understanding” with Alberto Del Rio. Below is the statement in its entirety: Following his departure from WWE, former WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio and WWE have reached a mutual understanding with regard to his future booking opportunities. WWE wishes Alberto the best in his […]

Alberto Del Rio Talks Lucha Underground, Not Needing WWE

This Sunday’s episode of WrestleTalk TV will feature an exclusive interview with Alberto Del Rio on Challenge TV in the United Kingdom. They uploaded a preview of the interview on YouTube and I transcribed Del Rio’s comments. You can read them below: Some people will say he’s saying that because he’s no longer with WWE. […]

WWE Employee Alberto Del Rio Slapped Leaves The Company

The WWE employee that Alberto Del Rio slapped that caused his termination has left the company, WrestlingNewsWorld.com can independently confirm. The employee, whose name is Cody Barbierri, left WWE after working there as Social Media Manager since September 2012. According to Barbierri’s LinkedIN profile, he has launched the website SocialMediaMNGR.com. While with WWE, he was […]

Smackdown Viewership, Reigns & O’Neil As Fathers, Steen Reports To WWE

- Last week’s episode of WWE Smackdown did an average viewing audience of 2,461,000 viewers on SyFy. This continued the recent downturn in Smackdown viewership. TV by the Numbers has data for the entire day available at this link. Smackdown Viewership Archive – WWE posted a behind-the-scenes video of the Ad Council’s Fatherhood PSA’s with […]

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 […]