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Like a House Afire (Ep. 7) - Viva Del Rio! Alberto Del Rio's WWE career and bizarre departure

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Welcome to episode seven of Like a House Afire, a frequent video-cast that will rundown some hot topics in the world of pro wrestling with opinion and analysis from yours truly.

As a long-time Delegado Del Rio, who better than I to take a look back at the Essence of Excellence's impressive WWE résumé and where cirmcumstances or his own limitations kept him from achieving the highest heights of Superstardom. We also try to pick apart all of the rumors leading up to and about his release by the company on Thursday in order to come to a logical or at least comprehensible explanation for what happened.

Here's some background on the buzz that drove this episode:

Alberto Del Rio's release

Rumors about his release - initial overview and follow-up

WWE's tweets on ADR's release

Del Rio's contract and desire to leave, and WWE's need to cut costs

And finally...

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Thanks for the memories, Alberto.

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