​Alberto Del Rio Plays Word Association, When He Plans To Retire, The Brand Split, More


During a recent interview with Sportskeeda in India, Alberto Del Rio discussed when he plans to retire, the WWE brand split, WWE’s global expansion and more. Here are some highlights:

On WWE’s global expansion: “WWE is a global brand and it’s a global company. So, we want to have superstars from all over the world. There are a lot of WWE/pro-wrestling fans in Mexico and that is the reason why they have Kalisto, Sincara and myself. The same goes to India. There are a couple of Indians in NXT who are trying to make it to the top. I have heard few good things about them and am sure that in the next 2-3 years, they are going to be on the main roster.”

On the Brand Split: “When I came to WWE, Raw and Smackdown were two separate brands. The brand split gives an opportunity to everybody because, instead of one story line that was doing rounds on both Raw and Smackdown, there will be a separate storyline for each brand, which is good for the wrestlers and also the fans.”

On what’s next for him: “I have been blessed when it comes to winning the titles as I have won it all and I am always in the scheme of things. 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.”

On who he thinks the breakout star will be among WWE’s newest faces: “I have no idea. I know all the guys in NXT have a lot of talent and that’s the reason why they are there. But in this sport, you can see guys with a lot of talent in the minor leagues when they move into the major leagues, they become irrelevant. We have so many talented wrestlers in NXT, but it will be really difficult to give you a name. To be honest, I don’t know who will be the next guy carrying the company on his shoulders.”

Playing word association:

Shinsuke Nakamura: Amazing talent.
Kevin Owens: Strong wrestler. (laughs and said he wanted to say something else)
Dean Ambrose: One of his favourite opponents
Enzo and Big Cass: The best tag team at the moment
Seth Rollins: No comments
Sasha Banks: Beautiful girl
Bray Wyatt: One of his best friends

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