More On The WWE Release Of Ricardo Rodriguez

Ricardo Rodriguez was released from WWE on Wednesday as part of the company’s budget cuts. Since breaking Rodriguez away from Rob Van Dam, the company had struggled to find a spot for him on the main roster. Rodriguez was given a role on the Spanish broadcast team and worked occasional matches under a masked Lucha Libre gimmick known as El Local.

Rodriguez wanted to wrestle and that was something he shared in his first comments following the news of his release broke:

He’s expected to work dates on the independent scene and Tweeted a photo on Friday where the was bowling in Florida with TNA Knockout Brittany:

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  • Ricky

    I think they made a mistake in releasing him. He could have been good with Kalisto and Sin Cara in NXT. Problem was the name El Local was doomed to fail due to him being a jobber and not taken as a serious wrestler.