On Thursday reports of Alberto Del Rio being fired by the WWE hit the internet. There was not a lot of information as to why Del Rio was released other than a suspected confrontation with another WWE employee.
Dave Metzer of the Wrestling Observer wrote the following about Del Rio:
Based on sketchy stories and what wrestlers have been talking about, at catering, somebody asked the person to clean off his plate. The person joked something along the lines of how that’s Del Rio’s job. Del Rio found out and confronted him. As the story goes, he didn’t apologize and then smiled at him, and Del Rio slapped him.
There have been plenty of speculation that Del Rio would leave the WWE to return to Mexico when his contract ends this year.
Both TNA and AAA are expected to have interest in Del Rio who could have a 90 day non-compete attached to his release.