On September 9, 2016, WWE officially announced that they had come to terms with Alberto El Patron’s release from the company. A month prior to his release, El Patron was suspended for thirty days for his first violation of WWE’s wellness policy. The Mexican wrestler had reportedly exercised an opt-out clause from his contract, allowing his departure due to his unhappiness with his position in the promotion.
Fightful Select reports that WWE is not interested in signing El Patron despite the fact that several former Superstars have been brought back under Triple H’s new regime.
The report further states that in the words of a particular WWE higher-up, “There’s no f**king way” that Patron would be brought back to the company.
As a matter of fact, there have never been any serious discussions or conversations to bring the former world heavyweight champion back, and the conversations with John Laurinaitis that Patron previously spoke of were actually the Mexican’s tactics to gauge WWE’s interest toward him.
Moreover, for Patron to return to WWE, the executives who would need to be interested haven’t exactly been in his favor since long before his unceremonious departure from the promotion.
While the Royal Rumble pay-per-view is synonymous with the surprise returns of legends and former Superstars, Patron has not even been considered as a possible surprise entrant in previous years.
Patron is currently signed to the UFC as a commentator. He last wrestled at the New Evolution Wrestling NY Evolution III Anniversary SuperShow this past November.
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