Ricardo Rodriguez's split from the WWE this summer was far from acrimonious and the fall out continues to rumble on this week with the former sidekick to Alberto Del Rio accusing Triple H of using racially derogatory nicknames for he and other Latin American wrestlers.
Ricardo Rodriguez went on to confirm other rumors regarding his tumultuous time in the WWE - going into detail on suggestions that Triple H insulted and belittled him.
Rodriguez stated that Triple H called him "bumblebee" in what he argues was a derogitory term used to describe a larger sized Latin American wrestler who could perform flips - namely himself, Savio Vega and Super Crazy.
These accusations come on the back of further incidents with a racial undertone involving Rodriguez's former partner Alberto Del Rio and a WWE employee - the outcome of which saw the WWE superstar fired.
WWE and racism
Del Rio was fired this summer after an altercation with WWE's Manager of Social Media Live Events, Cody Barbierri.
Barbierri, it has been alleged, made a crude joke at the expense of Del Rio regarding the Mexican wrestler's role as a cleaner.
Rodriguez's former teammate is then reported to have confronted Barbierri and, from the resulting incident, subsequntly lost his job as a WWE superstar.
Speaking in an interview with Busted Open Radio, the Latin American superstar, as well as was keen to let everyone in on what he clearly feels was unjust treatment from Vince McMahon and co after his loyalty to the WWE.
Rodriguez cited the WWE's decision to split he and Del Rio up as the beginning of the problem - claiming those in charge simply ignored the duo's ideas. A decision that left Rodriguez in limbo and eventually led to his demotion down to NXT.
The wrestler picked up an injury during his time in NXT and it is this, as well as a hit financially Rodriguez took in dropping down from the main events, that left Rodriguez disillusioned with professional wrestling.
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