Former WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio, whose real name is Jose A. Rodriguez Chucuan, 42, was arrested in San Antonio, Texas over the weekend after a woman came forward with photographs alleging he brutally beat and sexually assaulted her.
According to court documents, the woman told investigators that Chucuan assaulted her on more than one occasion.
The most recent incident took place on May 3, when Rodriguez Chucuan accused the victim of being unfaithful, investigators said.
The victim claimed Rodriguez Chucuan became angry when she wouldn’t admit to the infidelity, so he slapped her across the head, slapped her again, then took her to his downstairs bedroom and slapped her eight more times, according to arrest paperwork. The victim alleged he then made her put on a dress and dance for him, but she refused, prompting him to warn her not to cry or he’d take her son and “drop him off in the middle of the road somewhere.”
Law enforcement officials said the fighter then tied the woman’s hands with wraps used in boxing and MMA, put a sock in her mouth and sexually assaulted her for several hours, using various objects. According to investigators, he also punched her in the back during the assault, causing visible injuries. The victim told detectives she does not remember much after he placed his hand around her throat.
A warrant was served for Rodríguez’s arrest and he was booked into the Bexar County jail.
Chucuan was arrested May 9, held for several hours, then released on $50,000 bond after being charged with a second-degree sexual assault felony.
On October 11, 2016, Rodriguez was named President of MMA promotion Combate Americas. The presidency was a figurehead role, where he held no actual power in the company and was mainly in charge of promoting the brand to Mexican media. Rodriguez stepped down from the role on July 20, 2017, to concentrate on his professional wrestling career.
After a nine year absence from MMA, the former WWE Superstar returned to MMA competition in 2019 losing to former UFC champion Tito Ortiz in the very first round under the Combate Americas banner.