Despite the bad blood he holds towards them, Alberto Del Rio has confirmed he’d love a WWE Hall of Fame induction one day.
Alberto Del Rio has quickly become one of pro wrestling’s most infamous personalities over the last few years, being arrested in May 2020 for allegedly battering and sexually assaulting his then-girlfriend. This is just one of the reasons why he’ll never return to WWE but that won’t stop him from trying.
The former World Heavyweight Champion was interviewed recently by Sportskeeda Wrestling, insisting that he would one day “get my justice” by receiving an induction into the Hall of Fame:
I would love to be there and walk into the scenario and just grab the microphone and from the top, look at my dad, my mom, my beautiful children, my girlfriend, my family, and to finally put an end to this amazing career with my name out there in the stars with the legends of our sport. I know one day it will happen. Of course, the decision is not mine. But I know someday, I will get my justice.”
‘The Essence of Excellence’ also divulged on why, exactly, WWE wouldn’t want to induct him alongside the greats of sports entertainment. Alberto Del Rio acknowledged his controversial past as a reason, but stated this wasn’t a reason to restrict him from entering the Hall of Fame.
Speaking on the charges against him ultimately being dropped, Del Rio pleaded with fans to stop being “stubborn” and “ignorant”:
“People need to stop being stubborn or ignorant. And if you want to see the truth, it’s out there. Not just said by me but by the most important departments of investigation in the United States that are telling you – this man never did absolutely anything. It was just one person – a horrible person affecting his life. That’s it. Leave him alone. So, one day I’m gonna be there [in the WWE Hall of Fame].”
Alberto Del Rio has previously made a case to enter the Hall of Fame, tweeting out a list of his accolades with the Hall of Fame logo just last week. He’s held the WWE, World Heavyweight, and United States Championships twice each, alongside victories in the Royal Rumble and Money in the Bank ladder matches in the same year.
He enjoyed two stints in the company, the first of which ended in August 2014 for “unprofessional conduct“, with his second concluding in September 2016 when, after being suspended for a wellness policy violation, he exercised an opt-out clause to gain his second release.
Now known as Alberto el Patron, he’s since made his face known in many circles, including in IMPACT Wrestling, Lucha Underground, and in his old home promotion of Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, from which he is now blacklisted.