Bengaluru, Sep 17: Last year, around this time Del Rio was under contract with the Lucha Underground promotion.
He did not even let them knew that he is heading to WWE and signed a new contract. Even when Del Rio returned to the Hell in a Cell PPV against John Cena he was still the AAA (Asistencia Asesoría y Administración) Mega champion in the Lucha Underground.
He started full-time wrestling in WWE after becoming the United States champion on that night. It was on November 9th when AAA decided to vacate the championship because Del Rio never showed up to defend his title there.
Del Rio has betrayed the company, last year and hence it was supposed to be a rift between him and AAA while returning, this year.
However, that is not the case as he is all set to be back to the Mexico-based wrestling promotion, once again.
Del Rio wrestled in the name of Alberto El Patron there and became the hottest free agent in the independent wrestling circuit. He will be recreating the El Patron character upon his return to the Lucha Underground.
Luchalibreaaa.com has announced the following as an official statement of Del Rio’s return to the company. (courtesy SportsKeeda)
“CONFIRMED! This Oct. 2 at the Arena Monterrey, El Patron Alberto returns to Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide to join the cartel Heroes Immortals X. The confrontation in which he will participate will be revealed soon along with the full lineup of tribute event Lic. Antonio Peña Herrada, founder of Lucha Libre AAA.”
It looks like the AAA officials have let the bygones be bygones and offered Del Rio his position back in the company which is quite surprising.
Del Rio will only wrestle sixty days in a year before retiring within two years from now.
As of this week’s schedule, Del Ro appeared at What Culture Pro-Wrestling’s own show WCPW: Reloaded on Thursday in New Castle, England.
Then he flew to attend World Association of Wrestling (WAW) events. This is the promotion which is run by his girlfriend, Paige’s parents.