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 […]

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 […]