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Alberto Del Rio released by WWE
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


Alberto Del Rio in July 2014. Photo by Minas Panagiotakis, www.photography514.com

Though WWE releases have not come as a surprise to anyone who follows the company due to recent cutbacks, a surprising termination was announced today as Alberto Del Rio was confirmed to have been released on the WWE website. Atypical of release notices on the website, a reason was cited for Del Rio's departure, as the company stated the release was due to "unprofessional conduct and an altercation with an employee."

Del Rio, born Alberto Rodriguez, was last seen on the Tuesday night edition of WWE Main Event, live on the WWE Network. During his four years in the company, Del Rio held both the World Heavyweight Championship and WWE Championship twice. Additionally, Del Rio won the 2011 edition of the Royal Rumble and the Money in the Bank briefcase.

The release comes at an unexpected time, as Del Rio's contract was rumored to be expiring this month. Del Rio was also rumored to have been contemplating a return to Mexico, where he made his break wrestling in CMLL as Dos Caras Jr.

More details will be on the released will be reported as they are made known.

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  • Alberto Del Rio bio and story archive

    Nolan Howell can be reached at nth993@gmail.com for any questions or comments.