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Alberto Del Rio’s First Appearance After Leaving WWE Revealed



Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Del Rio is set to appear for’s in-ring promotion WCPW on September 15 at the O2 Academy in Newcastle under the ring name “Alberto El Patron”

synopsis from WCPW

It had been no secret in recent weeks that Del Rio was unhappy with his status in WWE and that he was considering his options. It was reported recently that the former WWE Champion had a break clause in the contract he signed with the company less than a year ago, with speculation rampant about what his next move would be should he opt to activate it.

For WCPW to get him is undoubtedly a huge coup, and adds to an already impressive list of stars who have signed on with the promotion recently, including the likes of Aaron Stevens (Damien Sandow), Kurt Angle, Minoru Suzuki, Bret Hart, Jim Ross, Drew Galloway, and Cody Rhodes.

What El Patron will be doing at Loaded next week is anyone’s guess. Will someone unheralded on the roster try and make a name for themselves by taking him on? Will he aim straight for the top and call out WCPW Champion Joseph Conners? What will he have to say to the Newcastle audience if he is given a live mic and allowed to express himself? It will be fascinating to find out.

WCPW has a number of live events scheduled over the next month, starting with next week’s Loaded tapings featuring El Patron, plus Drew Galloway, who returns following an impressive debut in August.

WCPW’s sold out iPPV Refuse To Lose follows on October 6, but tickets are still available for the following night’s Loaded tapings on October 7. The group also makes its first foray outside of Newcastle on October 8th at the Silver Blades Arena in Greater Manchester. Tickets are available for these events at


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