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Top 15 Things You Didn't Know About Alberto Del Rio

Rumors that Alberto Del Rio could be making a return to World Wrestling Entertainment had been floated out there by websites such as the Wrestling Observer leading up to the October 2015 Hell in a Cell event. Those rumors and reports proved to be spot-on, as the Del Rio character was brought back at the show. Del Rio defeated John Cena for the United States Championship at Hell in a Cell, the first time that Del Rio had ever won that title. With Zeb Coulter now serving as his manager, it seems as if this version of Del Rio will differ from the arrogant aristocrat who was first introduced to WWE fans years ago.

The WWE acknowledged the history of the wrestler who would become Alberto Del Rio when the company first signed him. It was not hidden that he had gone by the name Dos Caras Jr. while working in other promotions. The WWE then completely changed his gimmick, removing his mask and turning him into a rich wrestler who had no problems with showing his face during matches and other appearances. Del Rio ultimately had a successful run in the WWE, but his time with the company quickly came to an end following a backstage incident that you might not know happened.

There is likely plenty that those who are not diehard fans of the WWE or of Del Rio do not know about the performer. For example, you may not be aware that there was once a time when it was a possibility that the Del Rio character was going to disappear before it ever appeared on television. Del Rio could have gone into a different line of work after earning a degree, but the wrestling industry lured him away from that life. That was a smart decision for Del Rio, as the WWE is making it worth his while to be a performer for the company.

15 Real Name 

via wrestlingnewsworld.com

14 His WWE Salary 

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13 His Degree 

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12 Why He Was Fired 

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11 TNA Wrestling? 

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10 Almost An Olympian 

9 Bellator?  

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8 He Respects CM Punk 

via wwesuperstars.org

7 Del Rio Almost Quit 

via itswrestling.blogspot.com

6 Return To AAA 

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5 Ring of Honor 

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4 Lucha Underground 

via cagesideseats.com

3 MMA Record 

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2 Del Rio Accidentally Knocked Daniel Bryan Out 

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1 Del Rio Respects John Cena 

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Certain pockets of wrestling fans who are not fond of the leader of the Cenation may want to ignore this portion of the piece. “John Cena is one of the best wrestlers in the world.” That is, word for word, what Del Rio had to say about Cena during an appearance on WrestleTalk TV. Del Rio even hit out at fans who have criticized Cena's wrestling abilities over the years. The WWE has done well to capitalize on the fact that Cena is so polarizing among fans. Those “Let's go Cena” and “Cena sucks!” chants are mainstays of WWE shows. There is no question about what Del Rio thinks of Cena.

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