According to Pro Wrestling Insider, former WWE Champion and current Global Force Wrestling (GFW) world heavyweight champion Alberto Del Rio (a.k.a Alberto El Patron) has been suspended after police initiated a domestic violence investigation against Del Rio.
GFW later confirmed the suspension with a statement on their own website:
Global Force Wrestling has indefinitely suspended Alberto El Patron, effective immediately, until the investigation is resolved following a recent incident in Orlando, Florida.
GFW did not mention how this would affect Del Rio’s status as their world champion, but they do already have several weeks of television pre-taped with Del Rio as a leading character.
According to the report on the incident, Del Rio and a woman were arguing at a terminal, things escalated and a female was reportedly “roughed up.” That’s when cops were called to the scene.
As one witness put it, “There was an altercation.”
In the released audio, you can hear Del Rio telling the woman (reportedly former WWE women’s champion Paige) to call the cops as she yells for him to stay out of her life and leave her the “f**k alone.”
Cops reportedly would not confirm who the woman was, but his fiancee, Paige was traveling with him and seen at the airport.
Del Rio has not been arrested and no charges have been filed at this time.
Paige has since unveiled a string of tweets on the incident:
Del Rio is the current Impact World Heavyweight champion for Global Force Wrestling. He won the WWE champion and World Heavyweight title twice each during his various runs with WWE.