WWE announced the release of Alberto Del Rio today and it was short and sweet.
STAMFORD, Conn. — WWE and Jose Rodriguez (Alberto Del Rio) have mutually agreed upon the terms of his release as of today, September 9, 2016.
Del Rio commented on his release and as always was a class act.
— Alberto Del Rio (@VivaDelRio) September 9, 2016
It marks the end of a mediocre run for Mexico’s greatest export which saw him return to defeat John Cena, be paired with Zeb Colter and form the League of Nations alongside Rusev, Sheamus and Wade Barrett. Alberto Del Rio had the looks, charisma and wrestling pedigree to be the Latino star WWE has needed but alas his off-screen relationship with Paige, wellness suspension and lack of creative direction derailed this second run with the company.
My Take: I’d love to see Del Rio back in Lucha Underground as I feel he worked well there and we got to see more of his personality along with his versatile wrestling style.