The WWE has said goodbye to some big names this year with the likes of CM Punk, Brodus Clay and Alberto Del Rio having parted ways with the company in 2014, often on bad terms.
While Punk has looked to distance himself from wrestling in the months following his summer departure and Clay has moved onto rival company TNA, the legal wrangling concerning Alberto Del Rio's protracted WWE exit has meant the Mexican Superstar has had little choice but to wait in silence since being fired by Vince McMahon in August.
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But now, after the wrestler last week came to an agreement with the WWE regarding future appearances outside of the company, Del Rio has revealed to fans that he will be back on TV in the United States 2015.
"I'm going to start wrestling here in the United States in January...I'm about to sign a deal with two different companies with TV deals and everything."
Speaking to 1wrestling.com's Bill Apter prior to a surprise appearance at House of Hardcore, Del Rio took the opportunity to reveal that he is close to signing not one, but two TV deals in January 2015 with wrestling promotions.
The news is sure to delight fans of Del Rio (now wrestling under the name 'El Patron' in his native Mexico), and with the wrestler having received huge support in the aftermath of his controversial exit from WWE the two as yet unnamed US promotions set to secure his services will be expecting a ratings boost come the new year too.
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Whether Del Rio follows in the footsteps of Clay and heads to TNA remains to be seen but with the former WWE Superstar having shown no fear of associating with rival companies in the past - he has been working for Mexican promotion AAA in recent months - it would come as no surprise.
There is certainly no love lost between Del Rio and the WWE after the former was fired after an altercation with a WWE employee and as such Del Rio would seemingly have no qualms about continuing his US wrestling career with WWE's biggest rival.
Wherever he does end up one thing is for sure, people will be tuning in to see him in action after so many months away from prime time.