WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio may be leaving the company this fall.
According to Daily Wrestling News, Del Rio is evidently not happy with his place in the WWE, and he is considering leaving when his contract expires in October.
This news comes a few weeks after the WWE Draft, when it was reported that Del Rio was dissatisfied with being assigned to SmackDown. Part of that is likely due to the fact that he and his real life girlfriend Paige were assigned to different shows. After the draft, Paige deleted all photos of Alberto Del Rio from her Instagram page and made several cryptic social media posts, although since then she has restored the Del Rio pictures.
According to Inquisitr, Triple H is reportedly not a big fan of Del Rio, and he has continuously argued against giving him a push over the past few months. In particular, Vince McMahon had considered pushing Del Rio going into the draft, but Triple H apparently advised against that.
Putting aside all this drama and behind-the-scenes rumors, it seems that Del Rio doesn’t plan to hang around the WWE much longer regardless. In a recent interview with Sportskeeda, he said he only has a few more years left in him.
Del Rio said, “I want to become champion one more time and there is one more title I would need to win in WWE to say, ‘I have won all the titles you have to win in this company’ which is the Intercontinental title. Once it’s done, I think I am ready to say goodbye to the sport. I think I have 3-5 more years in wrestling and I am hoping I spend all those years in WWE.”
Paige’s future with the WWE is also unclear. She has been absent for several weeks now, leading to rumors of backstage heat and reports that Paige might also be exiting along with Del Rio. However, it seems these reports may be exaggerated, as according to Paige’s mom, she is simply out due to an injury.