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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 job.

Del Rio ended up finding out about the comment and perceived it to be racially charged. He confronted Barbierri and rather than apologize, Cody smiled. This is when Del Rio allegedly slapped him.

The WWE office found out what happened and terminated Del Rio over the incident. This also implies these uncharacteristic Tweets from the verified WWE Twitter account about Del Rio were made by Cody Barbierri. After all, Barbierri's job is to Tweet from the verified account.

Dot com announced Thursday evening that Del Rio had been released "due to unprofessional conduct and an altercation with an employee." We explained past controversial incidents, including Del Rio not getting along with majority of the roster. We also highlighted how Del Rio likely knew his release was coming, as was evident in his mysterious promo on this week's episode of WWE Main Event.

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