Impact Wrestling issued a statement on Saturday evening firing of Alberto El Patron (former WWE star Alberto Del Rio) from Impact Wrestling. Here’s the official statement:
“IMPACT Wrestling announced today that it has terminated its agreement with Alberto El Patron, effective immediately.”
In our previous article found (here), Alberto no-showed the Impact/Lucha Underground event earlier in the day. He took part in an Impact Wrestling press conference earlier in the day but, for whatever reason, did not make the event itself. As a result, Impact Wrestling wasted little time in firing him. Interesting timing once we take into account that his deal was set to expire at the end of this month anyway.
Botch Take: Unbelievable. Not sure I’ve ever heard of a company moving so swiftly. Clearly, either El Patron didn’t offer a satisfactory explanation or didn’t offer one at all. Either way, he’s history.