Pro Wrestler and former MMA competitor, Alberto Del Rio stabbed
Alberto Del Rio is best known for his professional wrestling days with the WWE, and although he has experience as a mixed martial artist, the famed athlete whose real name is José Alberto Rodríguez, was in the fight of his life over the weekend.
Del Rio was supposed to appear at AAA’s Heroes Immortales X pay-per-view in Monterrey, Mexico on Sunday when it seems that someone attacked him with a knife.
A statement was posted on social media:
“Mr. Rodriguez (“Alberto El Patron”) shortly after eating a meal before his flight was assaulted by a criminal with a knife outside the restaurant. Mr. Rodriguez suffered multiple lacerations on his arm and other parts of his body defending against the criminal as Police were called by witnesses. Mr. Rodriguez received medical attention and went back to the Police Department and was unable to make his flight. Mr. Rodriguez has spoken with the ownership of Lucha Libre AAA World Wide and given them documentation of the incident. Mr. Rodriguez greatly regrets not being there yesterday for his fans in Mexico and promises to everyone he will make this up as soon as possible. Despite the graphic lacerations Mr. Rodriguez will not miss any of his shows for the remainder of the year and is ready to compete this weekend in the UK.”
On August 18, 2016, Rodríguez was suspended for thirty days for his first violation of WWE’s wellness policy.
He competed in mixed martial arts bouts under the name Dos Caras Jr., and his career in the sport dates back to 2001. He held a professional MMA record of 9-5 to include a loss to Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic.
His last MMA fight was a loss to Yamamoto Hanshi in 2007.