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Updates On Alberto "Del Rio" El Patron; How His ROH Debut Was Received, Is TNA In His Future?

Updates On Alberto

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter said today that he received word that ROH officials were delighted with Alberto El Patron's debut at this past Saturday's sold-out TV tapings in Nashville, Tennessee, and that he was very easy to work with and showed no signs of believing he was superior to anyone there. Many fans noted that when speaking to the former WWE Champion after the show, he had a big smile and was very happy to have been there and had nothing but great things to say about ROH, which after the event, he also posted on Twitter.

Meltzer also noted that TNA were still trying to sign the AAA Heavyweight Champion and that they are, "practically begging" him to appear at this Wednesday's live Impact Wrestling debut on Destination America. TNA are willing to wave their exclusivity clause in-order to bring him in which would mean Alberto would work dual dates for both TNA and ROH, as he is booked with ROH through March. The last talent to fall into the same situation was Matt Hardy, last June, who while working for ROH was announced to be returning to TNA for their inaugural Grand Ballroom TV taping in New York City. ROH opted to release Hardy from their roster as they were uninterested in having someone who was working for TNA also appearing on shows.

Meltzer concluded by stating that Alberto also had a big money deal from Bellator on the table, but doesn't think he will take it. At 38-years-old and having not competed professionally in MMA in nearly a decade, Meltzer believes Alberto will stick with professional wrestling.


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