Alberto Del Rio, who was released by the WWE in September, has had a strange few months as a wrestling free agent, culminating with his girlfriend, the currently-suspended WWE superstar Paige, proposing to him in a wrestling ring after a match in Puerto Rico.
The proposal is just another in the interesting twists and turns the couple have gone through in the past few months.
First, in August, Del Rio and Paige received dual suspensions for violating the company’s wellness policy for 30 days each. Around the time the suspension was over, in early September, there was the news that Paige had quit the company, coinciding with the news that Del Rio (who also performs under the name Alberto el Patrón) was released. News surfaced that Paige had not quit, but she was recently suspended again, this time for 60 days, for violating the company’s wellness policy a second time.
While there have been rumors of Del Rio signing with TNA wrestling, those rumors were overshadowed by an incident earlier this month in which Del Rio was stabbed before he was scheduled to appear on a wrestling card in Mexico. As of the time of this story’s publication, he has not signed with another promotion.
Paige is one of the bright stars in the WWE, but her future is also unclear. And as far as the very engagement is concerned, Del Rio is still reportedly still legally married, which could lead to another strange twist in the story of two great wrestlers and their very strange saga.