Former multi-time champion Alberto Del Rio has been suspended for 30 days, per WWE.com, for his first violation of the wellness policy.
This comes after reports that Del Rio is unhappy with his character and is leaning toward using the out in his clause in September, per Wrestling Observer.
WWE recently a full brand split, with half of its stars heading to Monday Night Raw, and the other group bouncing to Smackdown Live.
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While keeping all of its talent, and bringing back some familiar friends is a necessary move for WWE with now two full rosters to fill, Del Rio's exit would open a gap in the mid-card/main event spot on Smackdown. WWE has plenty of time to fix this issue, but keeping all its stars happy is somewhat of a balancing act that simply can't be done at all times.
Del Rio returned to WWE in October to beat John Cena for the United States championship. If he does leave, a return to AAA and/or Lucha Underground wouldn't be much a surprise.
He is a former two-time WWE champion and former two-time World Heavyweight champion.
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