Things are getting ugly when it comes to the WWE and Alberto Del Rio. The company fired Del Rio last week after he slapped a WWE social network employee for allegedly making racial slurs about him. Now, word comes that the WWE may try to block Del Rio from getting a job with AAA in Mexico. To make matters worse, PWS reported on Thursday that AAA also wants to lure Rey Mysterio to wrestle for them.
When the WWE heard that Alberto Del Rio was appearing for AAA on Sunday night at their “TripleMania” event, sources say that the WWE was not happy with this. The company is now considering keeping Alberto Del Rio under contract by paying him to sit at home, not allowing him to wrestle for AAA or TNA Impact Wrestling. This is exactly what they did with Jim Ross when they fired him last year and Ross just escaped that deal recently.
The Rey Mysterio situation came when AAA officially invited him to attend “TripleMania” on Sunday night as well. The problem here is that Mysterio is still under contract with the WWE against his will and they surely won’t allow him to appear on a show that runs at the same time as “Summerslam.” The problem with Mysterio is that his contract expired and he chose not to renew it but the WWE forced a contract extension.
Rey Mysterio missed a lot of time during his most recent contract with injuries. The WWE has it written into talent contracts that they can force an extension to make up the time they feel that they lost because of wrestler injuries. The wrestler does not have to approve it and that is the case with Rey Mysterio. This was not something that Mysterio appreciated and he has not cashed one single WWE check since they extended his deal.
At the moment, Rey Mysterio is not scheduled to appear at “TripleMania,” although he could show up and attend the event without appearing on television. Whatever the WWE plans for Alberto Del Rio will need to happen soon because his no-compete clause might not stop him on Sunday. Alberto Del Rio will now wrestle under the name El Patron and plans to wrestle on Sunday but then sit out the 90 day no-compete period before wrestling again.