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Alberto Del Rio Biography: Age, Height, Achievements, Facts & Net Worth

Jose Alberto Rodriguez, popularly known by his in-ring name Alberto Del Rio, is a Mexican American professional wrestler, who worked with WWE and has been recognized as a key wrestling figure inside the WWE’s squared circle. Del Rio feuded with almost all the leading superstars in the industry including John Cena, CM Punk, Edge, Kane, Rey Mysterio and so on.

Apart from being a professional wrestler, Del Rio is also a mixed martial artist. Delrio signed with WWE in 2009 and became the first Mexico-born world champion in WWE history. Del Rio is a four-time champion in which he won the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship twice each.

Del Rio also won the 2011 Royal Rumble and the 2011 Money in the Bank ladder match. By bagging both the opportunities in a single year, he became the only professional wrestler to earn the accomplishment.

He has also won Big League Wrestling (BLW) World Heavyweight Championship once, CMLL World Heavyweight Championship once, GFW Global Championship once, Unified GFW World Heavyweight Championship once and many more in his professional wrestling career.

He returned to WWE in 2015, and bagged United States Championship twice, before departing again in 2016.

EARLY LIFE

Alberto Del Rio was born on May 25, 1977, in San Luis Potosí City, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Del Rio belongs to a family with a hardcore wrestling background, given his father Dos Caras was a renowned wrestling figure and so were his uncles, Mil Mascaras and Sicodelico.

Del Rio pursued his graduation from the University of San Luis Potosí, with a degree of Architecture. Growing up in a family of wrestlers Rodríguez decided to take up Greco-Roman wrestling, training under Leonel Kolesni and Juan Fernández. Del Rio joined  Greco-Roman wrestling and earned a place on the Mexico national team in Greco-Roman wrestling. He also won the Central American and Caribbean Games.

PERSONAL LIFE

Alberto Del Rio resides in San Antonio, Texas, the U.S. Del Rio was married to Angela Velkei from 2012 to 2016. They both have three children together. In 2016, Del Rio engaged with one of his female wrestling companion named as Paige, however, they separated in 2017.  Del Rio also tried to run his own restaurant in Texas by giving a name as La Cantinita, however, the restaurant was later shut down due to some mismanagement issues in 2017.

PROFESSIONAL LIFE

 

Del Rio started his professional wrestling career in 2000 by taking training with his father. Del Rio made in-ring debut in the same year as Dos Caras Jr.at AAA Show. During the early phase of his career, Del Rio became a part of several wrestling promotions including Japanese wrestling, World Wrestling Council, Ring of Honor, World Wrestling League, Lucha Underground and  Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), where he became CMLL World Heavyweight Champion.

Del Rio held several titles around his waist that include Big League Wrestling Heavyweight Championship once, GFW Global Championship once, Unified GFW World Heavyweight Championship once, and  AAA Mega Championship once. He also bagged World Association of Wrestling Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship and World Wrestling League World Heavyweight Championship once.

Del Rio is a four-time champion in which he won the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship twice each. Del Rio also won the 2011 Royal Rumble and the 2011 Money in the Bank ladder match. By bagging both the opportunities in a single year, he became the only professional wrestler to earn this accomplishment.

Del Rio signed a contract with WWE in 2009 for three years.  He feuded with almost every leading WWE Superstar like Rey Mysterio, Matt Hardy, Big Show, Kane, John Cena, CM Punk , Edge and many more. Del Rio competed in King of the Ring tournament 2010, however, couldn’t bag the victory. The year 2011 was as a golden year in Alberto’s career, winning Royal Rumble 2011, however, he was unsuccessful in defeating Edge at Wrestlemania for World Heavyweight Championship. In the same year, Del Rio won Money in the Bank contract and later cashed his contract successfully at SummerSlam on CM Punk to win the WWE Championship for the first time and thereby became the first-ever Mexican-born WWE Champion.

In 2012, Del Rio started his feud with Sheamus for World Heavyweight Championship along with wrestlers like Orton, Kane, Jericho, and Big Show, whom he later defeated to win his first World Heavyweight Championship. He lost the championship to Dolph Ziggler who cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase to become champion.  Del Rio returned in 2015 joining Sheamus to become a member of League of Nations with Wade Barrett and Rusev. He defeated Cena to win the United States Championship.

Del Rio is currently involved in performing at Independent Circuit. In 2019, Rodríguez and fellow professional wrestler Chavo Guerrero Jr. created their own promotion, Nación Lucha Libre.

HONOURS

The WWE wrestler was Ranked No. 6 in the top 500 singles wrestlers in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500.

Alberto Del Rio was the first WWE wrestler to win Money in the Bank and Royal Rumble in the same year (2011)

Alberto Del Rio was awarded the Técnico of the Year (2014)

Alberto Del Rio won the Best Gimmick award in the year 2010,

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Del Rio is a one-time BLW World Heavyweight Champion.

Del Rio is a one-time CMLL World Heavyweight Champion.

Del Rio is a one-time GFW Global Champion.

Del Rio is a one-time Unified GFW World Heavyweight Champion.

Del Rio is a one-time AAA Mega Champion.

Del Rio won Lucha Libre World Cup (2015)  with Myzteziz and Rey Mysterio Jr.

Del Rio is a two-time WWE Champion.

Del Rio is a two-time World Heavyweight Champion.

Del Rio is a two-time WWE United States Champion.

Del Rio won Bragging Rights Trophy in 2010 with Team SmackDown.

Del Rio won Money in the Bank in 2011.

Del Rio won Royal Rumble in 2011.

Del Rio is a one-time WAW Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion.

Del Rio is a one-time WWL World Heavyweight Champion.

Del Rio is a one-time and current NGCW Heavyweight Champion.

Del Rio is a one-time and current QPW World Champion.

Del Rio bagged gold in 1997 World Junior Championship.

Del Rio bagged the first place thrice time in Central American and Caribbean Games.

PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS

HEIGHT: 196 cm

WEIGHT: 108 kg = 239 lbs

EYE COLOR: Dark Brown

HAIR COLOR: Black

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full Name: Jose Alberto Rodriguez

Age: 42 years

Date of Birth: May 25, 1977

Hometown:  San Luis Potosí City, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Zodiac: Gemini

Religion: Mexican

EDUCATION:-

Highest qualification: Graduated

School: University of San Luis Potosi

FAVORITE CELEBRITIES

Favorite wrestler: Shawn  Michaels

Favorite actor: Unknown

Favorite actress: Angelina Jolie

Hobbies: Wrestling, cars collection

Favorite Food: Steak

Dream Holiday Destination: Unknown

Favorite Color: Black and Red

NET WORTH

Alberto Del Rio’s estimated net worth is aggregated to be $6 Million.

CONTROVERSY

  1. Del Rio sparked controversy by saying that Paige and her family made me believe

that Triple H, WWE affected our relationship. Del Rio apologized Triple H later on.

  1. In 2018, Del Rio was suspended for thirty days for his first violation of WWE’s wellness

policy.

SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Alberto-Del-Rio-149489988410175/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PrideOfMexico

Instagram: @prideofmexico

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