Alberto Del Rio left the WWE earlier this year after getting into a bust up with WWE employee Cody Barbierri after a racist joke.
Ever since leaving the company, the Mexican star Del Rio has been on a bit of an interview spree, basically slamming the WWE for deep-routed racism that pervades all they way up to the top of the company, and even not so subtly outing Triple H as one of the biggest bigots.
Well, it has emerged today that the WWE weren't so happy about that. And Vince McMahon decided to something about it by essentially placing a gagging order on Alberto Del Rio.
As has been previously reported, the WWE and Del Rio came to an agreement that saw the wrestler have his non-compete clause removed and also gave him a sizeable chunk of financial reimbursement.
What the WWE got out of their meeting wasn't known, but now it has been outed and it is much more interesting than previously thought. According to the Wrestling Observer, the WWE have effectively placed a gagging order on Del Rio meaning he can no longer speak ill of the company at all.
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It is believed that both sides agreed that Del Rio would not make any more negative public comments about WWE, most notably implying racism from top officials in the company and talking about racial jokes that went on.
This is reportedly because the WWE is very keen on keeping their Hispanic audience and officials were very conscious about being tied to any kind of racism against Hispanics, what with both Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez playing the race card in the past few months.
The deal also made sure that Del Rio would not sue the WWE and take them to an employment tribunal for improper dismissal.