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Reason For WWE Releasing Del Rio Revealed

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Photo courtesy Alberto Del Rio WWE Universe Facebook Page.

During a recent interview with Mas Lucha at a press conference last Friday, former WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio offered comments on what initially caused his first Wellness Policy violation with WWE.

Del Rio was asked if his suspension played a role in his decision to wanting to leave WWE, and below is what he had to say:

“Of course. It was. It was that and along with many more things that made me not want to be there. But there are rules. Their wellness program is one of their rules. I can’t call it absurd because when you work for them, you sign a contract. You know you are subject to terms.”

Del Rio also stated that the Wellness Policy violation and his subsequent suspension from WWE occurred after he tested positive for something that he says his doctors prescribed him that was related to his age, which, according to multiple sources, suggests that Del Rio either had been or is currently undergoing testosterone replacement therapy.

“I don’t think it’s fair because there is a big difference in people using medication for performance enhancement. Where I am a 40 year old man and it is a medical matter that I have proof of from my doctors. I don’t think it is something fair. But, I come back to the same thing. It’s their wellness policy and you have to abide by it. So yeah that was part of it, but not all of it. There were many reasons. But it did help me to make the decision to say ‘Goodbye, see you later. I don’t want to be in this company.'”

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