Alberto Del Rio reveals why he was suspended
Recently, former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio spoke with Mas Lucha and answered a few questions about his WWE departure. When asked about if his suspension led to him requesting his release, he confirms it. He also claims that he was suspended for taking a prescription for testosterone replacement therapy (which sometimes older wrestlers take after using steroids in their younger years). While he was upset about it initially, he claims he won’t call their system absurd because he did sign their contract to go by their rules.
“Their wellness program is one of their rules. I can’t call it absurd because when you work for them, you sign a contract. You know that you are subject to their terms. I don’t think it’s fair because there is a big difference in people using medication to obtain better… (he wants to say performance enhancing) physical performance. But when it is like in my case, a testosterone replacement, where I am a 40 year old man and it is a medical matter that I have proof of from my doctors. I don’t think it is something fair. But I come back to the same thing. It’s their wellness policy and you have to abide to it. So yeah that was part of it, but not all of it. There were many reasons. But it did help me to make the decision to say, “Goodbye, see you later. I don’t want to be in this company.”
He also mentioned that he had spoken to his friend Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas, who he claims isn’t happy in WWE and wants to come back home. Apparently Almas asked Del Rio if it gets better when he’s in the main roster to which Del Rio replied “It gets even worse”. Del Rio also remarked that in Mexico Almas was in much better shape, but in NXT he looks “kind of fat”.
He also mentioned he gave him the same advice that his mentor, Dean Malenko, gave to him when he first arrived which was to forget everything about Lucha Libre, to start from nothing and maybe use one or two moves to get over. He was told that if he stuck to Lucha Libre he would never get anywhere in WWE.
source: THE SpOtLight