Alberto with a bold statement.
Known as "Alberto Del Rio" in WWE, Alberto El Patron spent six years with the company and collected a number of championships and accolades such as winning the World Heavyweight, WWE, and United States Championships on two separate occasions each. Alberto won the Money In The Bank contract in 2011 and in that same year he won WWE's first-ever 40-man Royal Rumble match. El Patron's first stint with WWE concluded in 2014 after he was involved in an incident with a WWE employee where he put his hands on the employee after a racially-charged remark was directed at El Patron. Alberto returned to the company just two years after being let go and after a series of events and reports of El Patron not being happy, he was released from his WWE contract in the fall of 2016.
Over the years since departing from WWE, El Patron has had choice words for employees of WWE and the company's higher ups. Despite the rollercoaster of emotions that El Patron has had about the sports-entertainment company, he does feel that before he hangs up his boots he will be back and he stated just that while being interviewed on 'The Roman Show' when the topic of having a retirement match came up.
“Well just off the top of my head one of the first names that cross[es] my mind is Rey Mysterio Jr. He’s one of my best-friends in the business and in life. He is one of my best friends, a fantastic athlete and a real life legend." El Patron said. "He would be the perfect person to do a world tour [with] to say good-bye to the pro wrestling business. But of course there’s a lot of names out there, amazing performers that I would love to wrestle again like Dolph Ziggler, Ken Anderson and many, many, many others in the business that I would love to work. I have always stayed the same because I have a good relationship with Vince McMahon, the owner of the most prestigious, biggest company in the world. I am pretty sure I’ll be back one day before I decide to retire." He said. "I will go back there to have a last final run, and maybe I’ll have the opportunity to work with all those wrestlers I used to work when I was working for that company, and we used to have a lot [with] of fun every single night.”
On a related note, Alberto El Patron mentioned that he would like to have his final pro wrestling match with Rey Mysterio Jr. and in an interview last month, Rey revealed that he would love to close out his wrestling career in the WWE.
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