Alberto Del Rio Says He Immediately Contacted Andrade To Set Up Dream Match

On July 31, Andrade and Alberto Del Rio will clash in what is currently Andrade's first match since his WWE release.

Del Rio announced the match on Tuesday and Andrade confirmed it with a post on his Instagram stories.

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Speaking to Lucha Libre Online (translation via Luis Pulido), Del Rio commented on how the match came together.

“With the passion, the vision and the smell for business I know about what is my profession, I immediately contacted Andrade to ask him if he was interested in bringing into reality that dream match many wrestling fans have wanted to see between Andrade and Alberto del Rio, the 2 latest exponents from Mexican Wrestling to do something spectacular in WWE -- Of course, without excluding my golden shorty and beautiful king, Rey Mysterio, wherever he is at. I have not spoken to you nor seeing you since you went from 619 to Las Vegas, but god bless you, your wife and your beautiful children -- I am talking about the born and raised Mexicans, despite the fact that Rey’s heart is covered in Green, White and Red. I mentioned this to Andrade and he said 'Ok, let’s Do it' and I started to look at what else we can add to the event on that venue," he said.

The bout will take place in McAllen, Texas. The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto & Sin Cara) will also be part of the card.

Del Rio was arrested and charged with sexual assault and kidnapping charges in May 2020, but the charges have reportedly been dropped. In the same interview, Del Rio also stated the charges were dropped. He is still set to go to trial on May 3 for aggravated kidnapping.

If you use any of the quotes above, please credit the original source with a h/t to Fightful and Luis Pulido for the translation.

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