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WWE releases Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Del Rio (born Alberto Rodriguez) has been released by WWE, today, Thursday, August 7, 2014.

WWE.com announced the news, with a simple line that read, “WWE announced the release of Alberto Del Rio due to unprofessional conduct and an altercation with an employee.”

At this point there is no official account of what happened to cause the release, as only rumors are currently circulating.

It is obviously, however, serious enough of an offense to warrant the release of Del Rio. Del Rio has been considered one of WWE’s top stars since his debut in late 2010.

Del Rio is a ten-plus year veteran of pro wrestling and part of Mexican wrestling royalty. He is the son of famous Mexican luchadore Dos Caras and the nephew of international superstar Mil Mascaras.

After conquering Mexico, primarily as the masked Dos Caras, Jr., je joined WWE in June 2009 and worked in Florida Championship Wrestling under a variety of monikers.

He got called up to the main roster in August 2010 as Alberto Del Rio, a Mexican aristocrat. He was pushed “as a big deal right away.” Within months of debuting on television, he won the 40-man Royal Rumble match and then won a Money in the Bank contract in July 2011. We ended up winning the WWE Championship two times in 2011 and then won the World Heavyweight Championship twice in 2013.

His former ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez (born Jesus Rodriguez) was released by WWE on July 30, 2014 as part of WWE’s ongoing cost-cutting measures.