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Ricardo Rodriguez (left) and WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H (right)

37-year-old ex-SmackDown star wants to return to WWE after 9 years; addresses real-life heat with Triple H

Ricardo Rodriguez recently expressed his desire to return to WWE after nine years of absence.

Rodriguez joined the Stamford-based company in 2010. He spent nearly four years as a regular performer on Monday Night RAW, SmackDown, and NXT before getting released from his contract in July 2014. The 37-year-old was best known to the WWE Universe as Alberto Del Rio's personal ring announcer.

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During an interview with the Cafe de Rene podcast, Rodriguez addressed his real-life heat with Chief Content Officer Triple H.

"I would love to go back to WWE so I'll be choosing my words. No, there was this time because I did and RF interview and in there I had said that there was a comment that Triple H had made once where he had... Because I mean I know I'm bigger. I know I'm a wider fella. I'm taller and I do the lucha stuff. So, I can jump around and I can fly around and he had made a comment that I look like a bumblebee and somewhere along the way he mentioned also Savio. So, he compared me to Savio. I didn't take it that well at the time. So that was pretty much what it was," he said. [23:26 - 24:11]

Meanwhile, Rodriguez revealed that he wants to return to the Stamford-based company. He explained that he does not have to work in front of the camera.

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"I would love to go back to WWE, be it in the backstage. I don't have to be in front of the camera either. I would love to be, you know, something backstage or even a trainer at the Performance Center." [From 58:59 - 59:13]
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Ricardo Rodriguez opened up about how he felt after leaving WWE

In a recent interview with Developmentally Speaking, Ricardo Rodriguez opened up about his departure from the Stamford-based company.

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The 37-year-old former ring announcer of Alberto Del Rio revealed that he hated the company and was "upset at everything." He then started drinking heavily as an escape method.

"When I called the office and I was like, 'Hey I'm done. I want my release,' at first, it was interesting because I was bitter and I was angry. I hated everything. I hated anything wrestling. I hated WWE. I was upset at everything. That's where my drinking got very heavy because I was trying to find an escape or a way to justify how I was feeling." [H/T: Wrestling Inc]
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