WWE Rumors: Alberto Del Rio leaving the WWE once his contract ends
Spring cleaning might be over, but the WWE isn’t done thinning the herd. It was reported recently that a few more WWE employees might be shown the door in the weeks to come. It wasn’t specified whether they would be talent or writers or personnel in other capacities, but recent reports seem to outline one Superstar in particular.
Former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio is very discontent with his booking and might request for a release when his contract expires this October. According to cagesideseats.com and dailywrestlingnews.com, the 39-year-old’s second run with the company might finish with his current commitment.
The reports are quite abrupt, considering that Del Rio told us in a recent personal interview that he would not leave the company until he capture the WWE Championship one more time and added the Intercontinental Chamionship to his list of accomplishments in the company. He stated that he would hang up his boots in four or five years.
Del Rio left the company in 2014 after an altercation with a co-worker (who made a racist slur against him) ended with the four-time Champion slapping the man after the latter refused to apologize.
He returned at Hell In A Cell in last year to defeat John Cena for the United States Championship.