Alberto Del Rio is reportedly on the way out of WWE, and already has several options lined up once he’s free from his contract later this month.
According to Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Lucha Underground has been reaching out to people associated with Del Rio to send out feelers about bringing him back. Lucha Underground may not have the kind of money Del Rio would want to sign on, however.
Despite his rocky relationship with AAA in the past, the company has serious interest in bringing him back. Del Rio had kept his WWE return a secret from AAA and left the company without losing their title belt last year. There is also speculation about AAA’s current financial status and if they’d be able to afford Del Rio’s typical contract or not.
TNA does reportedly want Del Rio, but also may have trouble affording his contract. TNA had previously courted Del Rio and promised him a headlining role in the company, but Del Rio declined. In an interview earlier this year, Del Rio indicated that money was a factor in his decision to return to WWE rather than joining TNA and taking outside bookings.
The other company expressing interest in Del Rio is New Japan Pro Wrestling. Of the companies pursuing him, NJPW would most likely be able to offer Del Rio the kind of money he would expect at this point in his career.