Alberto Del Rio will finally return to the ring after the charges brought against him for s*xual assault and kidnapping have been dropped. The former WWE star gave a long exclusive interview to Sportskeeda microphones, in which she discussed a wide range of personal and professional topics.
When asked how he felt working with Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Mick Foley at WrestleMania 32, El Patron recalled a story related to his childhood. The 44-year-old of Mexican descent will face Andrade and Carlito at the 'Hecho en Mexico' event on July 31 in Hidalgo, Texas.
Del Rio will also make an appearance at Fabulous Lucha Libre on August 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Alberto Del Rio last worked for WWE in 2016
“It was a dream come true. I remembered when I was just a kindergarten child.
When I was about to leave kindergarten, the teacher said: 'I think the next president of Mexico will come out of this class. Who would like to become president? All the children responded by shouting their name, except me.
The teacher asked: 'Alberto, don't you want to be president?' And I replied that I would become a professional wrestler" - said Alberto Del Rio. Alberto said he forgave himself for the mistakes made during his life: "How is it possible to kidnap your girlfriend, a person who lives with you for 12 months a year? I have forgiven myself for my mistakes.
I forgave her too because she at least had the courage to stop in time. Now I just want to rebuild my life and protect my children. People have no idea what I've been through lately. My father ended up in the hospital and was in danger of dying.
There was a night when the doctors told me that he would hardly have survived" The worst finally seems to be behind him for Del Rio, who also had to manage the troubled separation from ex-partner Paige. Alberto Del Rio didn't realize the hardships of being a wrestling promoter and now understands that it was all just business at the end of the day.
"Of course, first of all, I would say thank you. Thank you for the opportunity, and sorry for the mistakes I made. I just didn't know. Sometimes I would just, I did it because it was personal. Now, as a promoter, I know there is nothing personal in pro wrestling. It's just business. I'm sorry for my mistakes," stated Alberto Del Rio.