The Wrestling Observer is reporting Alberto Del Rio’s status with Lucha Underground is up and the air and he most likely won’t be returning for the upcoming season, according to those in the company. Del Rio is the highest paid wrestler in the promotion and he could get out of his contract with them if he wanted to.
TNA has been approaching Del Rio ever since he was released from WWE. He was told he would be the top star of the promotion if he was to sign with them, however he would have to be released from Lucha Underground if he planned on joining TNA. New Japan Pro Wrestling has interest in him as they believe he can be a top headliner for them as well.
Regarding WWE, the company never wanted him to leave the organization and has been wanting him back for some time now. Prior to his release, Triple H told him just to take six months off and let things die down after the incident where he slapped an employee for making racist remarks towards him at catering. Del Rio and WWE have had talks about returning, but they have been unable to reach a deal.
Jim Ross weighed in on rumors of who may be going into the WWE Hall of Fame 2016 class in his latest blog entry. Here’s what the Hall of Famer wrote:
“Lots of rumors regarding the WWE HOF inductions for 2016 floating around. I will believe them when I see them but there certainly isn’t a shortage of viable candidates. Obviously, the Freebirds will be getting a great deal of support because it’s Dallas and their rivalry with the Von Erich’s there was the stuff of legend at one point in time. The key is to monitor how many inductees are being presented posthumously. That will always be an issue that WWE has to consider along with gender and ethnicity. I’d submit that Sting would be a great HOF candidate this coming year.”