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Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has said that there are no plans for the former WWE Champion, Alberto Del Rio, to appear on tonight's Impact Wrestling debut on Destination America. Meltzer notes that the two sides aren't even close to agreeing a deal and that TNA won't want him appearing on other promotions TV shows outside of what hes already or is scheduled to tape, which includes Ring of Honor Wrestling and Lucha Underground. He goes on to say that people close to Del Rio say he doesn't view TNA in a very good light and would be uneasy to join them after the last couple of unsuccessful years they've had. Alberto is very happy with where he's at right now and is not stuck for work, currently reigning as the AAA Heavyweight Champion, winning Puerto Rican promotion WWL's (World Wrestling League, owned by former WWE Spanish commentator Hugo Savanovich) Heavyweight title on Monday, having an option to compete in several Japanese promotions if he wants, being booked for future dates in British promotions and staying relevant in the US through Ring of Honor and potentially Lucha Underground, which Meltzer notes as of press time Del Rio hasn't signed with yet.
Another factor in Alberto's decision was said to have been how much he enjoyed working for ROH this past Saturday at their Nashville TV taping and how he enjoyed the style where unlike WWE, all they want him to do is have a great match. Meltzer also noted that right now the plan is for Alberto to challenge for the ROH World TV Championship at ROH's next PPV, the 13th Anniversary Show, in Las Vegas, Nevada, which depending on how negotiations go between the two parties for future dates, he could win.