WWE and Alberto Del Rio announce joint statement to end speculation

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After months of dispute, rumor and sniping from both sides it seems that the WWE has finally come to an agreement with Alberto Del Rio, three months after the wrestler was fired by the company.

Del Rio was fired by the WWE on August 7 for hitting a member of the organization's social media after the latter allegedly told a racist joke belittling Mexicans and Latinos.

The fallout from the controversial incident continues to rumble on with accusations of institutionalized racism, unfair treatment and lawsuits dominating the discussion. But now at least it seems that the two sides have come to an agreement regarding Del Rio's ability to wrestle with other companies - a right the WWE initially seemed reluctant to bestow on the veteran.

Taking to social media, Del Rio announced a joint statement between himself and the WWE, revealing that a truce regarding his future career had been reached:

The WWE had reportedly initially barred Del Rio from working with any other promotion until August 2015, claiming the wrestler had broken the 'morals clause' of his contract when he struck Social Media Manager Cody Barbierri.

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And while the statement does not reveal the exact details of the new agreement, or when we will see the fans favorite back in a ring, it is widely expected that Del Rio will be able to pursue his new opportunities outside of the WWE at a much earlier date.

Future plans

Del Rio only recently revealed that he has spent the past two months plagued by fears that he would be sued by the WWE, so to see the two sides making progress is positive for all involved.

Not least Mexican promotions AAA and Lucha Underground who have held discussions with Del Rio over the possibility of him joining them in the near future.

Whether the agreement between Del Rio and the WWE will pave the way for other disgruntled wrestlers such as CM Punk to patch up their differences with the company remains to be seen.


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