Former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio has had his fair share of issues with his former employers, and its probably a safe bet that his days with the promotion have come to an end as far as his professional wrestling career goes.
Del Rio is a former multiple time World Champion and has had great feuds against the likes of John Cena, Edge, Christian, and many more. He has had a few different runs with the company, however, his first came to an end back in August of 2014.
A then-WWE employee allegedly made some racist remarks towards Del Rio backstage, and "Mexico's Greatest Export" responded by striking that employee with a slap. There as a huge deal made about the entire incident backstage.
Soon after everything happened Del Rio was actually fired from WWE, and after a ton of criticism towards the company, WWE then fired the employee who made the racial remark.
Del Rio recently joined the Keeping It 100 with Konnan podcast to talk about his initial WWE release, and revealed what Triple H said to him when he was let go (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"WWE actually said that everything was going to be fine. They said that they know and understand that he crossed the line, but they did tell me that I know that I needed to control my temper.
"My response was that it is just not easy to do that. It is easier said than done, especially when you have a guy who isn't bringing any money in by taking any bumps, or sweating and bleeding for this company, he's just a Social Media guy and comes to disrespect me and my family; disrespect my culture at the place where I was born," El Patron said.
"I'm not saying that I am the toughest guy or anything like that, but everyone knows that I can go, and dit was a known fact within the company that I am a respectful person, and that I respect everyone.
"I just don't know why this guy thought he can make such a stupid comment where he said that this is why we have Mexicans to clean the plates, and I thought, what?
"Everyone knows that when I talked to the important people in the company they told me that everything was going to be fine, just go and shake hands.
"Several days later Triple H called me and said that they had to let me go," he continued. "I was shocked. He made fun of me and disrespected me yet I'm the one being fired?
"He responded by saying that he understood, but that they will call me later, just lay low for a while.
"I said that if you let me go right now I am going to go work somewhere else, and he stated that if I did that then I may lose the possibility to come back to WWE, and then I said that if that was the case then so be it. I ended up putting the phone down.
"It was a rough day where I was even crying."
What are your thoughts about Del Rio'd comments regarding his first firing from WWE? Do you think that his actions were justified during the altercation with the WWE employee? And what are your thoughts on Triple H breaking the news to Del Rio that he was going to be let go from the company after what happened? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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