Alberto Del Rio
- Born: 05/25/1977 in San Luis Potosí, Mexico
- Birthname: José Alberto Rodríguez
- Height & Weight: 6'5", 239 Ib
- (WWE) World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
- WWE Championship (2 times)
- WWE United States Championship (2 times)
- Money in the Bank (Raw 2011)
- Royal Rumble (2011)
- Unified GFW World Heavyweight Championship
- GFW Global Championship
- CMLL World Heavyweight Championship
- AAA Mega Championship
Before working for WWE, Rodríguez used the name Dos Caras Jr. as both a mixed martial artist and luchador in mostly Mexico and Japan, achieving success in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) by winning the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship once. Rodríguez signed with WWE in 2009 and made his debut on their main roster the following year as Alberto Del Rio.
In WWE, he became the first Mexico-born world champion in WWE history after he won the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship twice each. He also won the 2011 Royal Rumble and the 2011 Money in the Bank ladder match, making him the only professional wrestler to win both in the same calendar year.
Rodríguez departed WWE in 2014 and wrestled as Alberto El Patrón in other promotions such as Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA), Ring of Honor (ROH), Lucha Underground, Japanese and Puerto Rican promotions, and various United States independent promotions. In AAA, he won the AAA Mega Championship once.
He returned to WWE in 2015, winning the United States Championship twice, before departing again in 2016. He subsequently signed with Impact Wrestling and won the Impact World Championship title at Slammiversary XV. In professional wrestling he is the only man in history to have been WWE, (WWE) World Heavyweight, Impact World, GFW Global, AAA Mega and CMLL World Heavyweight Champion. He is overall a nine-time world champion.
Sexual Assault Charges
Rodríguez was arrested on May 9, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas after allegedly battering and sexually assaulting his girlfriend. According to the criminal complaint, Rodríguez’s girlfriend alleged him to have assaulted and caused injuries to her on May 3, and she also claimed that he smashed her phone and laptop, and had attempted to burn her passport.
She also alleged that Rodríguez took her downstairs, forced her to strip and dance for him, and proceeded to sexually assault her. She claimed that while Rodríguez was in the process of sexually assaulting her, he stuffed a sock in her mouth and choked her to keep her quiet, and struck her several times in the head with his fists. After this, Rodríguez told her not to tell or he would take her child and leave him in the middle of the road.
The police report also indicates that Rodríguez’s girlfriend had multiple bruises and lacerations on her face and scratch marks around her neck. A warrant issued for Rodríguez’s arrest was served and he was booked into the Bexar County jail, where he was charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of assault causing bodily harm.
Rodríguez was later released on $50,000 bail at approximately 3:30 A.M. on May 10. On October 9, Rodríguez was indicted by a grand jury and formally charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexual assault, two felonies.
Notable Matches: vs Edge at Wrestlemania 27, vs Christian at Extreme Rules 2011 & Money in the Bank 2011, vs CM Punk at Survivor Series 2011
Notable Feuds: Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, Christian, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Sheamus, Jack Swagger, John Cena.
Other Notable Achievements: Bragging Rights Trophy (2010) – with Team SmackDown (Big Show, Rey Mysterio, Jack Swagger, Edge, Tyler Reks, and Kofi Kingston), WWL World Heavyweight Championship, WAW Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship, CMLL La Copa Junior (2006), AAA Lucha Libre World Cup (2015) – with Myzteziz and Rey Mysterio Jr, Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Best Gimmick (2010)
Amateur Wrestling Achievements: Central American and Caribbean Games: First place (3 times), World Junior Championships: Gold (1997)