– It’s been reported that the WWE employee that Alberto Del Rio slapped is Cody Barbierri. On LinkedIn and Twitter, Barbierri identifies himself as WWE’s manager of social media live events.
According to a new report, WWE’s social media manager was supposedly asked to wipe his plate clean following a meal in catering. He allegedly joked that it was Del Rio’s job to clean the plate, which could be perceived as racist by Hispanic people. Del Rio was informed of the comment, and confronted him. The individual did not apologize for his remark and then smiled at him. Fuming, Del Rio slapped him.
As noted, WWE posted the following on Twitter about the incident: “@VivaDelRio is responsible for his own actions. If you’re angry at anyone, be angry at Alberto. There’s no excuse for a pro athlete not to conduct themselves in a professional manner.”
Triple H also re-tweeted this comment.