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Ricardo Rodriguez Bravely Re-Enters Rehab

Ricardo Rodriguez announces Alberto Del Rio

Former WWE Superstar Ricardo Rodriguez has announced that he is re-entering rehab and has cancelled all bookings until further notice.

Ricardo Rodriguez is best remembered for his time in WWE as Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer. While in that role, he was known for the underhanded tactics he used to help his employer win matches, with one memorable moment seeing him taping Big Show’s legs to the bottom rope to assist Del Rio in defeating the giant in a Last Man Standing Match at the 2013 Royal Rumble.

After Del Rio turned on him later in 2013, Rodriguez briefly allied himself with Rob Van Dam, however, this only lasted for a few weeks while Van Dam feuded with ‘The Pride of Mexico’.

Following this, Rodriguez was mostly used as part of the Spanish announce team for WWE pay-per-views before being released from the company on July 30th, 2014.

Outside of the ring, Rodriguez has been open about his struggles with alcohol and celebrated one year of sobriety in May 2021.

Now, Ricardo Rodriguez has revealed on social media that he “fell” and will be going back into rehab. He also noted that he is pulling out of all bookings until further notice.

Since he made the announcements, many in the wrestling world have been reacting to the news with NXT’s Trick Williams, SmackDown referee Jason Ayers, and former WWE Superstar Lince Dorado all sending support.

If you have been affected by the issues in this article, in the UK you can call Drinkline, the national alcohol helpline for free on 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm).

In the US, American Addiction Centers offers free and confidential guidance to those suffering from addiction. Their addiction hotline can be reached at (866) 957-4302 or you can get a text for information on various treatment options.