Former WWE Champion and winner of 2011 Royal Rumble, Alberto Del Rio – who goes by the name Alberto El Patron outside of WWE– left Vince McMahon’s promotion in 2016 on bad terms.
According to sources, the reason for Del Rio’s departure were “empty promises” – a main event run had been promised to the Mexican Superstar that never came to fruition.
Since then Del Rio had made numerous obscene allegations about COO of WWE Paul “Triple H” Levesque and verbally took shots at the company in public
However, it appears that the 41-year-old IMPACT star has now cooled off. Recently on The Roman Show, Del Rio expressed his hopes and desire to return to WWE and claimed on having a “good relationship” with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
Earlier in 2018, Del Rio had visited the WWE HQ to meet Vince who is allegedly interested in bringing back the Mexican wrestler.
Del Rio said he wanted a “farewell tour” in McMahon’s company and went on to name some opponents of his choice.
The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion said:
“I am sure I’ll be back one day before I decide to retire. I’ll return to have a final run.”
“Maybe I’ll be able to work with all those wrestlers I used to work with in that company.”
“I have always stayed the same because I have a good relationship with Vince McMahon.”
Del Rio apologised to Triple H earlier this year for his comments on social media.
The MMA star – who holds a 9-5 win-loss record – had accused Triple H of leaking his ex-girlfriend and 2-time WWE Divas Champion Paige’s sex tape. Del Rio had later withdrawn such accusations.
Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and the rest of the WWE authority were kind enough to accept Del Rio’s apology.
The former WWE United States Champion added, “I consider myself on good terms with WWE” – and Vince is reportedly a big fan of the IMPACT star.
Del Rio further mentioned that he would again like to wrestle fellow lucha legend and former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio.
“He is one of my best friends, a fantastic wrestler and a real life legend.
“He would be the perfect person to do a world tour to say goodbye.”
Del Rio also picked Dolph Ziggler and independent wrestler Ken Anderson for his list of dream final opponents in professional wrestling.
The former ROH star was quite unhappy with his last stint with WWE that started in 2015 where he defeated 16-time World Champion John Cena in his return match.
However, things went downhill from there as Del Rio was then thrown into the heel League of Nations faction.
Three weeks after being subject to a 30-day suspension in the summer of 2016, Del Rio was finally released by WWE.