Alberto Del Rio comments on when he might hang up his boots

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Since returning at Hell in a Cell late last year, Alberto Del Rio has gone from being the United States Champion, to a member of the League of Nations, to a relatively mid-card level superstar.

Del Rio returned to the company following his departure under controversial circumstances and he has remained a permanent fixture on the company's programming ever since.

Looking ahead

However the now 39-year-old superstar was recently asked about his future and how much longer he sees himself wrestling.


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Del Rio had two variations on his answer, one where he outlined some of the targets that he still wishes to achieve in WWE and one about how many years he feels that he has left.

Del Rio made it very clear that despite the length of his career, he wants it to end with the WWE.

When looking ahead, Mexico's greatest export said that:

"I want to become champion one more time, and there is one more title I would need to win in WWE to say 'I have won all the titles you have to win in this company', which is the Intercontinental Championship." - Del Rio on his aims in WWE

Del Rio, however, made it clear that he is aware that his career will come to an end eventually, and went so far as to claim that if he wins the Intercontinental Championship, he would be willing to say goodbye to the sport.

There is never a certainty of winning another championship, and if that proves to be the case for Del Rio, then he knows when he is likely to leave.

"I think I have three to five more years in wrestling and I would like to spend them all with WWE."

Claiming that he will be gone by 2021, Del Rio is certainly coming towards the end of his career - but with that, comes some interesting opinions on his fellow WWE performers.

Strong opinions

In the same interview, Del Rio was asked for his opinions on some of his fellow wrestlers and would go on to describe Kevin Owens as a strong wrestler.

Shinsuke Nakamura is an amazing talent in the eyes of Del Rio while Enzo and Big Cass, to him are the best tag team on the roster.

Interestingly, the only superstar that Del Rio refused to comment on was former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.

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