Alberto Del Rio was one of the most controversial wrestlers of recent years. Due to a series of vicissitudes outside the ring, the Mexican superstar has never been able to fully express his talent. During his WWE career, Alberto won the WWE Championship, the heavyweight title and the United States Championship twice.
In 2011, he also became the first and only athlete in the company's history to win both the Royal Rumble and Money in the Bank in the same calendar year. On August 18, 2016, he was suspended from WWE for thirty days following his first violation of the 'Wellness Program'
On 9 September, he consensually terminated his contract with Vince McMahon's company. In recent years, Del Rio has faced a number of legal problems and the loss of Angela Velkei, the mother of his children. Interviewed by Sportskeeda, the former WWE Champion expressed a desire to become a superstar again.
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“Life has brought me many challenges and over time I have managed to overcome them. I defeated the depression, I dismantled the very serious accusations against me and I proved that some people had lied about me” - explained Alberto Del Rio.
“Now I am in love with a beautiful woman and I feel happy. Things are going very well. There is only one last thing missing to complete the puzzle and to put the icing on the cake. I wish a great company would give me a chance because I have learned from my mistakes and am ready to start over.
I deserve to fight back. I hope my dream comes true” - Alberto commented. Recently, Booker T talked about Del Rio in his podcast: “He performed at a very high level for a certain amount of time, eventually becoming world champion.
He also won the United States title and the Royal Rumble, which were not insignificant results. He had all the credentials to become a Hall of Famer, but he made too much trouble in his private life”. It must be noted that though he is best known for his accomplishments inside a pro wrestling ring, Del Rio is no stranger to mixed martial arts.
The veteran star has previously been associated with PRIDE Fighting Championships and was also in a highly-publicized catchweight fight against Tito Ortiz. "If any of these companies give me the opportunity and we do business together, I'm going to be champion again, world champion again, one more time!
You know, I've been collecting championships. In 2022, I'm going to do it one more time, just wait and watch me do it."