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Breaking: GFW strips Alberto Del Rio of their World Championship

Alberto El Patron

GFW posted the following statement on their official website, revealing that they have stripped Alberto Del Rio of the GFW World Heavyweight Championship:

“GFW has concluded its internal consideration of the events surrounding the suspension of Alberto El Patron. While it is apparent that initial reports unfairly characterized El Patron’s involvement in the incident in the Orlando airport, we are nonetheless disappointed with the manor in which he dealt with this situation; we expect more decorum from all on the GFW roster, especially the World Champion.

We have communicated with El Patron our decision to strip him of his championship title. No decision has been taken as to the date on which he will be reinstated to the roster, the conditions of which are a private matter between the company and El Patron.”


  • Killswitch

    No one is free to beat their spouses as they like.

    Professional wrestlers are celebrities and role models to many, so their actions and words carry more weight than Tom the intern. Plus, El Patron was their top champion. It makes no sense to promote the guy at the highest level when he’s in the public view with these allegations circling around.

  • Brian

    Typical boss attitude. Employees are not indentured servants, they are free to do as they like, vote for whom they choose, when not working their 8 (or more) hours per day for their boss.

    The case you’re referring to, wouldn’t have made any difference as WWE wasn’t aware of any trouble, and thus couldn’t have intervened even if they knew.

  • Killswitch

    Except it is your employer’s business. Your employees are your investments. If your investments are at risk, wouldn’t you take action? Would you knowingly hire someone if they have a history with violence, abuse, or assault on another person? I don’t have to tell you about what happened with other wrestlers who were messed up in the head and committed unforgivable and irreversible acts.

    Also, it’s not hard to babysit someone if it’s public news.

  • Brian

    I’m not saying it’s not serious. But let the authorities deal with it, especially when it didn’t happen at or during a wrestling event, it’s none of your employer’s business.

    With all this crap in professional sports, where the league has taken it upon themselves to be your 24/365 babysitter, I’m surprised agents haven’t told their clients to retire at the end of every season, and re-apply at the start of the season, thus taking them out from under the thumb of the league during the off-season.

  • Killswitch

    Domestic violence is serious, dude. I’m all for letting people live their lives, but you don’t take that stuff lightly. Especially when your spouse is in the same business.

  • jedi

    Hahaha not surprised his mouth gets him in trouble, hell they cut his Mic last time!

  • Brian

    I hope he tells them where to shove their championship belt and walks on the organization.

    This trend of suspending people for actions outside of their work has to stop.

  • Anutosh Bajpai

    Unfortunately, that’s true

  • oppa

    Sounds like they found out some details that disturbed them and he’s going to have to get some kind of therapy before he can come back.

  • Kayfabe_Is_Dead

    Good. The guy is obviously way too full of himself and also a jackass.