WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio was attacked by a fan in Puerto Rico this weekend, all while fulfilling contractual obligations with the World Wrestling Council.
Del Rio was wrestling against Ray Gonzalez when he escaped the ring for a moment. That’s when a fan grabbed him and threw several punches. Dozens of ringside officials stormed toward Del Rio and his attacker, separating the two while removing the violent fan from the arena.
The show would reportedly go on as planned, as Gonzalez separated Del Rio and his attacker while retaining their kayfabe feud within the match.
As mentioned, Del Rio was fulfilling contractual obligations agreed upon prior to his return to WWE. The company has not acknowledged the incident or how this could affect future non-WWE obligations for Del Rio.
The popular Mexican wrestler first made his debut with WWE in 2010. He’d go on to win the WWE World Heavyweight title on two separate occasions before being released from the company in August 2014 after being involved in an altercation with a WWE employee who had reportedly made a racist joke.
He returned to WWE more than a year later at the company’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view in October. He surprised many WWE fans by being the mystery opponent for John Cena’s Open Challenge for the U.S. Title.
He is currently the reigning WWE United States Champion and a member of the League of Nations — a stable made up of several foreign-born wrestlers, including Sheamus and Rusev.