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Story On Alberto Del Rio Almost Quitting WWE, Tonight’s “Superstars” Preview

— JTG and Trent Barreta vs. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks is advertised for tonight’s episode of WWE Superstars. Others matches scheduled to take place include Melina vs. Tamina; David Hart Smith and Yoshi Tatsu vs. Primo and Zack Ryder.

— Alberto Del Rio’s meteoric rise to a World Title Match at WrestleMania XXVII is a story that almost didn’t happen.

According to sources within Florida Championship Wrestling, he indicated to WWE officials approximately a year ago that he was not pleased with being situated in the developmental promotion (which had reached several months by that point) and would be quitting the promotion to return to Mexico where he could earn a higher salary. When he signed a contract with WWE in June 2009, he was assured that he wouldn’t stay in developmental for long. Officials tried to pacify him by allowing him to work live events with the main roster, and in part due to discussions at the time of his uncle, Mil Mascaras, being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. His performances caught the eye of top officials and he was ultimately called up to the main roster in June.

Similarly, Colt Cabana said during a recent Art of Wrestling podcast that when he was training in WWE’s developmental system a few years ago with The Bella Twins, Nikki and Brie threatened to quit WWE if they weren’t immediately brought on the road with the main roster.

Cabana stated, “They called up the office and said: ‘Hey, if we don’t go on the road we’re quitting’. And the next day, they’re on the road.”

He added that he probably would have been fired if he made the same demand.

“I don’t wanna do that,” Cabana said. “If I call up and say, ‘Put me on the road or I’m quitting’, I’m gone.”

The Bella Twins were promotional models John Laurinaitis offered developmental contracts to a year after their participation in the 2006 Diva Search. They have stated in interviews that they weren’t wrestling fans growing up, with Brie once remarking “that she was hired to do this diva thing.” Upon their contract agreement with WWE, they botched the organization’s name, referring to it as ‘Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment’ on their MySpace page.

source: Pro Wrestling Torch

  • andre lewis

    i guess youre right howe but the guy is new and shouldnt of won a rumble this soon not even all time greats have done that even when cena was red hot in 04-05 he didnt win so whats the problem??

  • Howe

    that bella story further illustrates the power of T&A (no wrestling) and a pretty face

    Hate him or love him, no one here would have done anything different. You’d wanna leave too if you gave up a job that provided you with good money, prestige, and fame to work for a leading company that promised you something and was not delivering on it.

  • andre lewis

    if del rio got the rumble win and mania title match because he was bytching then thats some bullshyt yo seriously if he didnt like what wwe presented him he should of kept his menudo eating ass in mexico thats bullshyt imagine if eddie guerrero won the rumble in 2000 when he debuted they are pushing guys wayyyyy too fast this guy hasnt even been in wwe 6 months let alone a year and hes the rumble winner going to mania this is why this era of wrestling sux real talk man you got guys getting too many title shots like a certain overrated wannabe marine who overcomes the odds fck outta here with that lame shyt as for the bellas they are annoying but them shorties got asses nikki has the fattest booty of any of them divas yo shyt id nail allof them hoes lol in wwe tna wherever especially maryse sexy ass i loves me a sexy whitegirl

  • JOE

    im talking about ppl following on here just to fuck wit you

  • JOE

    @cm mark seriously wow thats just fucking sad SMH

  • CM Mark

    Del Rio has a LOT of good things going for him. To me though, the one thing he doesn’t have, is any in ring ability that stands out to me. I just don’t like to watch him in the ring. I think there are better performers in the ring NOT getting the push he is.

  • CM Mark

    You got it man. Unfortunately there are a few people on here that don’t seem to have as REAL opinion. They just want to follow me around and attack me for every opinion I have. It’s taken me a few weeks to see there’s no use to argue with them. From now on, I’m just going to ignore the trolls.


    I’m not Del Rio’s biggest fan, but he is a great heel and a guy who deserves the push he’s getting and will one day be the world champion, possibly over the Rated R Superstar at Wrestlemania. Del Rio does what every great heel is supposed to do, make you hate him and hope someone kicks his a$$.

    I too hate Ricardo Rodriguez though and wish Big Show would knock his a$$ out every week

  • kamoteng kahoy

    I’m still torn on del rio’s push it is really fast but since he is experienced its okay but i sill want him to win midcard titles first.

    regarding bellas they’re there to screw w/ the boys.

  • bloodstone

    @CM Mark
    you have the right to your own opinion and i respect that. all ask is the same from you and everybody eles im here to talk SHIT and have fun talking about wrestling

  • CM Mark

    Posting an opinion on a topic does not make me a troll. I’m not going to spar with you anymore. You bore me.

    I’ve never liked the guy in the ring. I just don’t like him. That’s all there is to it. No mystery here.

  • Tom… Just Tom

    Del Rio is an established, world renowned wrestler as Dos Caras Jr. The only thing he needed to do was stay active until he was used on Smackdown. I don’t blame him for being pissed.

  • mark

    well he didnt quit, so let him alone. get rid of his annoying announcer

  • Shay

    So, all one has to do, when in promotional development, is complain, threaten to quit, and you’ll see yourself on the road? SMH. Seems a bit off…..

  • Paton

    your supposed to hate his announcer. It’s a part of the reason to HATE him. They don’t just do it for a laugh.

  • Satan

    Guys stop talking about the bellas :/ they are hot usually i don’t like WWE bringing in “Divas” based on looks and not talent but i make an exception for the bellas. <3

  • bloodstone

    @CM Mark
    really really? …im not a real big fan of Del Rio but it’s not because of him it’s his ring announcer this guy makes me want to jump out a window his voice drives me nuts .but that means he doing his job other than that i think Del Rio a great heel and will go very far in the wwe

  • MARK

    @Kenn. El Dandy was talking about HATER saying “should of” instead of “should have”. I think the Alberto Del Rio character is awesome. He gets a great heel reaction out of the crowd and apparently from you guys on the internet. Get a clue, he’s a heel, you’re supposed to hate him.

  • misfit

    @ cm mark, everytime I think you can’t get or say anything dumber, you prove me wrong. Good job, troll. Again a guy, who can wrestle his ass off, talk on the mic, has charisma is a “stupid azs”, wow I guess evryone has it wrong and you’re the only one who sees the light (sarcasm). Get over your self, and btw I’m not now, nor will I ever be your “mate”, you mook. You suck, your points are always invalid. And you probably thought punk “got screwed” on Monday, when orton eliminated him from the raw-rumble match??, lol, pinche pendejo.

  • kenn

    @el dandy,
    where did he mess up?

    the writer said “would have”

    would of does not exist

    but you already knew that

  • DanDan

    Del Rio is a bum. But you already knew that.

  • El Dandy

    Can people please learn the difference between the word ‘have’ and ‘of’. Retards


    The Bellas should of been gone already and its good that Del Rio didnt quit


    but you already knew that


    del rio is class.

  • Zach

    ^You, sir, are a moron.

  • CM Mark

    Too bad he didn’t quit. Now we’re stuck with his stupid ass.

  • cena approved

    They werent even fans, get rid of their useless asses.