Reports have recently surfaced that former WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio was stabbed outside an airport restaurant.
Del Rio received cuts on his arms and head after attempting to defend himself against the assailant. The attacker came at Del Rio with a knife. Del Rio made a statement to police and received medical attention.
Del Rio posted photos of his wounds via his Instagram account.
Del Rio was initially lambasted by Mexican wrestling promotion AAA for missing a scheduled appearance. The promotion released a statement that said Del Rio had let his fans and the company down. They said he was, “...failing the Mexican public that has supported him throughout his career to become one of the leading figures in wrestling in Mexico and internationally.”
Del Rio said he intends to make all of his remaining dates on his schedule, including events in England.
Del Rio has recently been in the news due to his suspension for violating the WWE's Wellness Policy, as well as his tumultuous relationship with WWE Superstar, Paige.
The two were both suspended at the same time and had an incident while attending a show in Las Vegas, which led to WWE taking action. Rumors began swirling that WWE officials were dissatisfied with the relationship and attempted to break the couple up. They were drafted to different brands during the "Brand Split" angle as an attempt to separate them.
That didn't stop Paige from getting 2 tattoos dedicated to her new boyfriend, which only added fuel to the fire.
The dissension between Del Rio and the company eventually led to the Mexican Superstar to ask for his release, which was granted.
Del Rio is a multi-time champion in WWE and other promotions. He is currently wrestling under the name "Alberto El Patron" for numerous organizations on the independent circuit.