Skip to main content

Alberto Del Rio Agrees To Deal With WWE, Releases Statement On Future

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Alberto Del Rio announced on Monday that he has agreed to a deal with WWE and he is completely free for future bookings. The statement was in Spanish and posted on his verified Twitter account. You can view it below:

Click here to load Photos/Tweets (if not loaded)

Del Rio was released by WWE after slapping social media manager Cody Barbierri at the August 5, 2014 Main Event/Smackdown taping in Laredo, Texas. As the story goes, someone told Barbierri to wipe his plate clean at catering in which he responded that was Del Rio’s job. Alberto found out about the comment and confronted him. Rather than apologize, Barbierri smiled, which prompted Del Rio to physically assault him. The incident was witnessed by many of the wrestlers, including Jack Swagger. Vince McMahon met with Del Rio and originally told him that he would be suspended.

Once the taping started, Del Rio cut a mysterious promo that aired on that week’s live episode of WWE Main Event on the WWE Network.

Barbierri is no longer employed by WWE.

As we reported here on, Del Rio is set to join the Lucha Underground TV series next year.

Download our FREE App! Dirt Sheet for iPhone, Android and iPad.

Dirt Sheet

Related Articles