It's worth noting that Albert Del Rio's release is the top story on the front page of WWE's website right now. Usually when WWE announces talent departures they use their real name but Del Rio's real name was not used in today's announcement. They also didn't wish him well in his future endeavors, as is customary.

If Del Rio really is gone from the company, his last match would have been a loss to Jack Swagger on this week's Main Event. He did not work the SmackDown taping and did not work today's live event in Melbourne, Australia.

It was recently reported that Del Rio's contract was expiring soon.

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