Former WWE Superstar Ricardo Rodriguez recently appeared on WrestleZone Radio to talk about if WWE had contacted him to return with Alberto Del Rio and if he was shocked that Del Rio returned to the company. Here are the highlights.
On if there were talks of him returning to the company with Del Rio:
Here’s the thing, myself and Alberto, it’s more than just an on-screen friendship. We are legit friends. We talk to each other a lot. He had not told me when but we had chit chatted one day about maybe, “Hey, would it be cool if this happens? Or that happens?” Between me and him yes we had talked about it. He had said that he was working on something but he wasn’t sure. He didn’t want to jinx it so he didn’t want to say anything yet. Then, sure enough, we were done training and I see all over my Twitter feed that he came back (to WWE). I was like, “Oh!” There was never, honestly, any resentment. There was never any like, “Oh, he betrayed me!” Or, “Hey! He didn’t tell me!” There was never any of that. There really wasn’t. It was more so that I was happy for him. There was legit joy when I found out that he came back. Later on when I saw that he won the title there was never any form of jealousy. That’s my brother. I love him, he’s my brother. I was happy for him. As far as talks with me? No, not really.
On if he was surprised about Del Rio returning to WWE:
Honestly, no. I’ve been in wrestling long enough where I have seen people leave on certain notes and then they come back. I wasn’t surprised. We all know the whole model of, “never say never in wrestling.” Right? I wasn’t surprised. Like I said, myself and him we had discussed it. We had talked about it. That’s my brother. I don’t know how to stress that part enough. I wasn’t surprised, I was happy for him.
You can listen to the entire interview here.