- New WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio reportedly signed a new deal with a $1,450,000 per year downside, with a reduced schedule. Del Rio is getting the big money because WWE feels like they really need a Hispanic star.
Del Rio is still the AAA Mega Champion and AAA could not match WWE's offer. Del Rio wanted to keep a good relationship with AAA while still keeping his WWE return a secret and told AAA officials Dorian Roldan and Konnan about his decision on either the evening of October 24th or the morning of October 25th, which was Hell In a Cell Sunday. Del Rio claimed then that the deal was just put together and finalized, giving the impression that he would finish up his scheduled dates. AAA was disappointed but it appears there are no hard feelings.
Del Rio reportedly pushed for WWE to allow him to finish his scheduled dates. AAA had plans to do Del Rio vs. Jeff Jarrett in a hair vs. hair match on December 5th at Guerra de Titanes but now they are re-doing plans for that show. AAA is under the impression that Del Rio would be working the November 2nd show in Nuevo Laredo instead of WWE RAW in Denver, this coming Monday. If that does happen, it's because Del Rio insisted. Del Rio was scheduled for more AAA dates while WWE is in Europe but there's been no confirmation on whether or not he will be allowed to work them.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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