Earlier today (Aug. 30), we shared Wrestling Observer Radio’s news that WWE has pulled Alberto Del Rio from advertising for dates past when his 30 day suspension for violating their Wellness Policy is up.
If a new report from Wrestling Inc is correct, that’s because the second-generation luchador has given notice to the company, informing them he’s exercising the out clause in the contract he signed with them in 2015.
The timing alleged by Inc’s source is interesting. They report Del Rio’s lawyer informed WWE 60 days ago he was opting out of the deal, meaning his suspension occurred several weeks after he gave notice in late June.
Rumors of the former WWE champ being frustrated with how he was used since returning at Hell in a Cell last Fall are reiterated in the post - namely that he was promised a main event push and was unhappy he was stuck in the United States title scene for a long feud with Kalisto before being moved into a supporting role in the League of Nations stable.
MLW has confirmed the report, also noting the weird timing of his suspension:
We can confirm Alberto Del Rio (@VivaDelRio) informed @WWE he was opting out 60 days ago. Makes the timeline of the suspension... curious.— MLW (@MLW) August 31, 2016
We’ll let you know if there’s any kind of official statement from WWE, but wouldn’t be surprised if they let his deal expire without comment.