UPDATE: The following photos of are from the
official Twitter account of WWE social media manager Cody
Barbierri. This is the guy that Alberto Del Rio slapped at
last Tuesday night’s WWE SmackDown TV tapings.
ORIGINAL: Here is the latest in the situation
regarding Alberto Del Rio and his release from WWE.
As previously reported, Del Rio was fired after slapping WWE
social media manager Cody Barbierri in the face. Barbierri allegedly made a
racist comment regarding Del Rio, Del Rio found out and Barbierri refused to
apologies for it. At this time, Barbierri is still employed by WWE.
Many backstage were upset to see Del Rio be released, but in the
past many have been critical of Del Rio due to him having a cocky and negative
attitude. He’s also been involved in several backstage fights including a well
publicized one with the original Sin Cara.
Over the last year, Del Rio has stated in several interviews that
he was looking to leave WWE once his deal is up. At this time, there is a lot of
speculation as to where Del Rio will end up. Many feel that he can and will team
again with Ricardo Rodriguez and make appearances, possibly for AAA. AAA
launches their US brand in October on the El Rey Network.
We also know that TNA is very interested in him and have already