WWE fans will know this wrestler as Alberto Del Rio but back in his native Mexico, this superstar is now going by the name Alberto El Patron and is dominating the independent wrestling circuit in the process.
But that domination might not be lasting for too much longer after the latest revelation by Pro Wrestling Observer. It turns out that the former WWE superstar suffered a serious injury last Wednesday in a house show back in his native Mexico, according to a report on F4Wonline.com.
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It is believed that Alberto suffered a torn quadricep last Wednesday, and clips of his subsequent match on Friday below show him to be severely hindered.
Wrestling news even states that his match had to be altered at the last minute because of injury fears.
"Alberto did wrestle at the Northeast Wrestling show on Friday but his singles match against Matt Hardy was changed to Alberto and Hardy against The Young Bucks, and Hardy wrestled most of the match since Alberto was very limited with what he could do in the ring," wrestling news reported.
This could be a really cruel blow for the former WWE star, who has been enjoying his wrestling again after leaving the WWE in acrimonious circumstances last year.
If his injury turns out to be what is suspected to be a torn quad, this injury could potentially keep him out of action for several months. Triple H suffered a similar injury back in 2001 and was forced out for several months, meaning Alberto El Patron could suffer a similar fate.
Ugly exit from WWE
This is the first piece of bad news that Alberto has received this year after a torrid time of things for the ex-WWE star in 2014.
Formerly known as Alberto Del Rio in WWE, he was fired last year for slapping a WWE employee, but the aftermath of the event seemed to suggest Alberto had been racially abused - leaving WWE to fend off accusations of racism.
Things have been a little quieter for El Patron since he left WWE, but the next few months might be tough for him. We wish him all the best.