WWE Wants to Lock Up Alberto Del Rio To a Longer Non-Compete Clause
Posted by Larry Csonka on 08.14.2014
They want to keep him away from TNA and the El Rey Network show...
- Alberto Del Rio has been getting a ton of publicity for his appearance at Sunday's TripleMania show in Mexico City. The circumstances of his firing have been reported in Mexico, and this has put him in a strong babyface position in the country. While promoting his appearance, he has been using the Alberto Del Rio name.
Sources in Mexico have stated that Del Rio's non-compete clause with WWE does not apply to Mexico, which is why he can appear. Things are said to be angry and bitter between the sides. WWE does not want Del Rio appearing either for TNA or for the AAA shows on the El Rey Network in the US. They are looking to lock him up in a longer term non-compete deal, similar to what they did with Jim Ross. Ross was dismissed from WWE right after Summerslam 2013, but was not free to work for a rival wrestling promotion until just recently. If WWE opts to do this, they will also have to continue to pay Del Rio.