MEXICO CITY, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Former WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio, now known as Alberto El Patron, was unable to attend a Mexican wrestling event recently after he was stabbed outside a restaurant.
“Mr. Rodriguez (“Alberto El Patron”) shortly after eating a meal before his flight was assaulted by a criminal with a knife outside the restaurant. Mr. Rodriguez suffered multiple lacerations on his arm and other parts of his body defending against the criminal as Police were called by witnesses,” reads a statement posted on Del Rio’s Instagram account Monday.
“Mr. Rodriguez received medical attention and went back to the Police Department and was unable to make his flight. Mr. Rodriguez has spoken with the ownership of Lucha Libre AAA World Wide and given them documentation of the incident,” it continued.
“Mr. Rodriguez greatly regrets not being there yesterday for his fans in Mexico and promises to everyone he will make this up as soon as possible. Despite the graphic lacerations Mr. Rodriguez will not miss any of his shows for the remainder of the year and is ready to compete this weekend in the UK.”
A photo posted by Alberto El Patron (@el_patron_alberto) on Oct 3, 2016 at 6:34pm PDT
Afterwards, Del Rio also shared the injuries he sustained during the attack on Instagram that included multiple cuts across his arm and a laceration on the top of his head.
A photo posted by Alberto El Patron (@el_patron_alberto) on Oct 3, 2016 at 6:38pm PDT
Del Rio is currently competing for promotions around the world after he was granted a release from WWE in September. According to the former World Heavyweight Champion, his split from WWE ended on “good terms.”