Major Backstage Update – Alberto Del Rio’s WWE Contract


Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Alberto Del Rio’s new deal with WWE has a $1.45 million downside with a reduced schedule compared to what he was working. WWE felt like they needed a Hispanic star, which justified the big-money contract. AAA was unable to match WWE’s offer; while they were disappointed it appears there is no hard feelings over the jump.

Del Rio wanted to keep a good relationship with AAA, but also wanted to keep his return a secret. He told AAA officials about his decision the night before or day of Hell in a Cell and suggested that he would finish up his scheduled dates. He has reportedly asked WWE to allow him to finish his scheduled dates.

AAA had plans to have a hair vs. hair match between Del Rio and Jeff Jarrett on December 5th, but they’re redoing plans for the show. They are under the impression that Del Rio will work their November 2nd show instead of Raw, which would presumably be where he loses the AAA Mega Championship. If he does work the day, it is because he insisted to be able to do so.

At this point, it’s uncertain if he will be able to complete all of his remaining AAA scheduled dates.

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