Alberto Del Rio SHOOTS On Triple H

Alberto Del Rio SHOOTS On Triple H

In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV Entertainment, former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio discussed a wealth of topics regarding his career.

Del Rio, real name José Rodríguez, was fired from WWE for the first time in 2015 when he was accused of assaulting a fellow employee who apparently made a racist joke.

Del Rio also made some threats towards Triple H last year, as well as the Usos and New Day, regarding their reference to Del Rio’s ex-girlfriend Paige in a “rap battle”.

Here are Del Rio’s comments on his current relationship with WWE and apologizing to Triple H.

“I’ve always been on good terms with Vince McMahon. The other stuff is public knowledge, my stuff with other people. I always take responsibility for my actions and I know I got it wrong, I made a mistake and I misjudged someone in that company last year. And being the man I am and of course I called [Triple H] and I apologized for that and we’re good. They’re just going in a different direction than I’m going. I don’t want to be tied up to any company. I don’t want to sign any contracts.”

Del Rio, also known as Alberto El Patron, is not currently under contract to any promotion. He has garnered somewhat of a reputation of being hard to work with, most recently with Impact Wrestling, through numerous cases of simply not turning up to events.

Here is the ‘Pride of Mexico’s thoughts on his contract status:

“I don’t think I’m going to sign a contract with anyone. There’s another big company in Asia wanting to sign me but I don’t know. These days my time is for my kids and to continue knocking on the door in those other opportunities in the entertainment business.”

To add to this, Del Rio also discussed plans to potentially hang up his boots next year:

“I’m in the middle of going from being a wrestler to being an entertainer. I still love wrestling, I still have a lot of passion for wrestling but I think it’s time for me to start moving on to other stuff. We know never, if I have to be one of those guys wrestling with my tiny little trunks at the age of 60 if I have to. I’m not criticizing anybody because you never know where life is going to get you. Everything looks good for me, I have invested my money wisely, I have saved my money. So everything looks good, I have a lot of projects like the stuff with Combate Americas and my good friend Campbell McLaren is doing fantastic. We became number two, we blasted Bellator in numbers, ratings and everything else, we’re just right behind UFC and of course UFC is that monster that nobody is going to defeat. I’m starting a telenovela, doing some episodes next week in Mexico. So there’s a lot of things for me out there. My plan is to do this year then do next year as a farewell tour and perform in the places that marked me in my career.”

Fellow Mexican Andrade Almas made his WWE main roster debut recently, following a stint with the NXT Championship.

Here are Del Rio’s views on ‘El Ídolo’:

“He’s doing great. I know many people don’t believe this but I don’t watch wrestling and I don’t read the stuff on the Internet. I don’t go on the Internet and I don’t care what’s going on out there. I live my life, I do my stuff, I’m pretty busy and my downtime is for my kids. So I don’t watch wrestling at all so I don’t really know. I know he’s doing well, they have him on the main roster and they’re using him and they’re pushing him and I’m glad they’re doing it because he has a lot of talent. He’s a fantastic kid, a good looking kid and he’s hungry. I hope they continue bringing up not just more Mexicans but more Latin wrestlers to that company.”

You can check out the full interview here – (Warning – Contains Strong Language)

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6 years ago by Liam Winnard


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