That didn’t take long.
EXCLUSIVA !!! Alberto del Río, ex luchador WWE, se integra AAA, y debuta este domingo en TRIPLEMANIA XXII. Bienvenido a tu casa, figura
— Arturo Rivera (@rudorivera) August 11, 2014
Arturo Rivera says Alberto Del Rio will debut for AAA at TripleMania
No one else is confirming it, and I never know what that means. Did Arturo speak too soon? Have they just not gotten around to it? Let’s assume this is all one the level (though you should read Arturo’s Twitter for people asking him questions about non-competes that he has no real answers about.)
We also don’t know anything more than that. Rivera did indicate he was coming in as Alberto Del Rio. My assumption is AAA wouldn’t be using ADR if they thought he was still bound to WWE by a no-compete (after a false start, they were careful there with Myzteziz) and there might not be one Del Rio was fired. It’s unclear if this is a one appearance deal or something more (though debut implies more.)
It’s unlikely he’ll be able to use the Alberto Del Rio name without some issue. WWE did register the trademark (Expediente numbers 1189099, 1189100, 1189101, 1189103) and will hold those trademarks for a decade more. However, as AAA has seen themselves, it’s often tough to enforce those trademarks.
More to come.