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Alberto Del Rio granted release from WWE

By Wade Sheridan
Alberto Del Rio granted release from WWE
WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio has left the company after requesting a release. Photo courtesy of WWE/Instagram

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Former Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio has officially parted ways with the WWE.

"My business relationship with @WWE has come to an end in good terms...thanks for the opportunities they gave me," Del Rio noted on Twitter Friday weeks after he was suspended by WWE for 30 days following a wellness policy violation.

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"WWE and Jose Rodriguez (Alberto Del Rio) have mutually agreed upon the terms of his release as of today," the sports entertainment giant added, notably leaving out their signature release line of wishing him "the best in all his future endeavors."

Del Rio's exit from the company comes amid rumors that the 39-year-old has planned a press conference in Mexico City Friday to address his suspension and future outside the WWE.

This is the second time Del Rio has left the company as he was fired in 2014 following a backstage altercation with an employee.

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Del Rio a four-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion and two-time United States Champion, was last seen in August taking on John Cena in the main event of Smackdown Live!

Rumors are also swirling that Del Rio's exit is related to his relationship with fellow WWE Superstar and Total Divas star Paige, whom he has been dating outside the ring throughout the year.

Paige was suspended the same day as Del Rio and was reportedly urged by the company to end her relationship with him, upsetting Paige and leaving her future with WWE up in the air. WWE has denied the allegations but notably moved the pair to separate shows, Raw and Smackdown Live! during the draft.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter via WrestlingInc, Paige has hired legal representation to help her explore her options. Paige is under contract with the WWE until 2019.

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