Alberto Del Rio is back in the WWE and is already floundering thanks to a lack of direction and real character continuation from the creative team.
After being let go by the WWE back in 2014 after an incident involving a WWE social media manager who apparently made a racist joke at his expense, Del Rio looked better than he ever had before.
During that time out of the company, Del Rio was apparently approached by TNA, which he revealed in a recent interview.
Naturally, seeing as he is now back in the WWE again, Del Rio rejected the offer from Dixie Carter and co.
He gave his reason for doing so in an interview with the Indian Express. You may not be surprised to find out that it came down to money.
“At the end of the day you can love what you do, but you have to be rewarded," Del Rio said.
"If somebody wants to have me in their organisation, they have to pay me, and there is no other place like WWE, which is a major league of progress and growth."
"TNA does not have the wherewithal as WWE does.”
Working as Alberto El Patron, Del Rio was absolutely killing it in AAA, Ring of Honor and Lucha Underground. He was an unabashed star again, with people actually caring about his character and what he was doing inside the squared circle.
He made his return to the WWE in late 2015, beating John Cena for the United States Championship in a shock return at Hell in a Cell. Since then, however, it has all been downhill as ADR lost the US Title to Kalisto and featured in the wildly unsuccessful and unpopular League of Nations.