Alberto Del Rio's Backstage Incident & Mysterious Final Promo In WWE

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Alberto Del Rio got into an altercation with someone on WWE's website/social media staff at a recent television taping, which ultimately resulted in his release. As for why the company didn't follow protocol by "wishing him the best in his future endeavors," it's because of nuclear backstage heat.

One thing that Brooks Oglesby pointed out that I believe bears repeating is what will go down as Del Rio's final promo in WWE. In the opening segment of this week's episode of Main Event, Del Rio cut a promo in Spanish about Laredo's proximity to Mexico, which garnered him a pop. He ended up thanking fans for all their support over the years. Tom Phillips stated on commentary that Del Rio was playing to the Latinos in Laredo.

Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter, who of course are babyfaces, came out and Zeb tried to salvage the segment by ripping Del Rio for speaking Spanish in America. The speculation is that Del Rio likely knew his termination was coming and knew that was his chance to say goodbye. We can't confirm that, however, it certainly seems odd that Del Rio, as a heel, would cut that type of promo when WWE is trying to so hard to re-start on Swagger as a legitimate threat to Rusev at SummerSlam.

Del Rio will have a 90-day non-compete clause attached to his WWE contract because it was terminated before its expiration. With Ricardo Rodriguez also recently released, one could assume they could take that gimmick somewhere else as a pair.

I spoke with a key observer on Thursday night that told me if Del Rio plays his cards right, he could return to Mexico and work for either TNA Wrestling or Global Force Wrestling. Remember, GFW has already announced an agreement with AAA.

Del Rio's release is not part of an angle. You can read the initial announcement at this link and our followup report at this link.

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