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20. Alberto Del Rio Reveals One Of The Main Reasons Behind His Departure From WWE, On Who He Wants To Face In His Last Match
During a recent interview with ESPN, GFW Global Champion Alberto El Patron (f.k.a Alberto Del Rio in WWE) discussed his departure from WWE, who his final opponent should be & more. Below are the highlights:
On why he left WWE:
“I decided to leave WWE because of the brutal schedule that you have when you work for this company. I couldn’t take it anymore. I didn’t want to be on the road for 210-220 days per year. That was one of my first things when I started having conversations with Impact Wrestling. They were asking me for a certain number of dates, and I said, ‘There’s no way I’m gonna do those dates because I also have my dates with Combates America, the MMA company. If I put all of those dates with you guys, I’m gonna end up doing what I was doing with WWE and that’s something that I don’t want. I want to be able to enjoy my ride. Of course I want to continue doing pro wrestling shows, but my time is for my family. So if you guys aren’t comfortable with this, I can give you this number amount of dates, and I promise I will give you my best.’ And of course they said yes. That’s the reason they’re happy with me. I’m happy with them.”
On who he wants to face in his final match:
“I always had fun with my great friend Rey Mysterio Jr. I think it would be fantastic to have my very last match against someone like him because my very first match in WWE was against Rey Mysterio Jr. I know that all the pro wrestling fans, in particular the Mexican fans, would love to see Rey Mysterio against me for my very last match. But it could be any other wrestler.
There’s a lot of amazing performers out there that I would love to work in my last match, but I think Rey Mysterio could be the perfect one for me.”