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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]