Attentive wrestling fans will surely remember the character of Ricardo Rodriguez, who played in WWE between 2010 and 2014. Although he initially joined the company as a wrestler, the former NXT athlete is best known. for being Alberto Del Rio's personal assistant.
In those days, the Stamford federation attached great importance to the role of the manager in the various storylines. These days, on the contrary, this figure has almost fallen into oblivion and its traces have been lost.
Ricardo was a guest on the latest edition of the 'It's My House 'podcast to discuss his career in WWE. The 35-year-old also revealed that he wouldn't mind returning to work for Vince McMahon in another capacity.
Ricardo Rodriguez left WWE in 2014
“I would love to go back to WWE.
I don't care whether it's in front of the cameras or behind the scenes. In the five or six years following my farewell to WWE, I have had the opportunity to gain various experiences and have acquired notions to carry out numerous jobs.
I can take care of the production, be an agent, take care of everything that happens in the Gorilla, train some young talent, there are many positions that I can fill. If I am not allowed to return to the ring, I could still help behind the scenes,” explained Ricardo Rodriguez.
Also, he was asked why WWE no longer uses managers. “When I was in WWE, I was basically a decoration on the cake, while Alberto Del Rio was the real dessert. My purpose was not to draw attention to myself, but I had to make my client even more prominent.
Nowadays, however, there are a whole series of figures whose role is not well known, but who end up being even more important than the superstars they assist. Another aspect that helped us was the chemistry between me and Alberto.
We were always together even on trips, we did shared interviews, we were a team not only in the ring”. Ricardo Rodriguez was the latest guest on the It's My House Podcast to talk about his WWE career. When asked how his Royal Rumble appearance came about, Rodriguez revealed it started as a joke to the late-great Pat Patterson.
"Man, it was a special experience and there's certain things in life that whether they're good or bad, like there's certain things that nobody can ever take away from you that experience, and for me it was this," Ricardo Rodriguez said.
"The whole concept came about as sort of a joke, where I just, I do this all the time where I'm like the worst they can say is no. I asked Pat Patterson, I say hey wouldn't it be funny if I came out in the Royal Rumble instead of Alberto because Alberto was hurt and he just laughed it off."