Report: Alberto Del Rio Disliked Backstage By Some In WWE

Justin LaBar

Alberto Del RioAlberto Del Rio is disliked by some of his WWE colleagues according to Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The report states that the heat on Del Rio is due to how he carries himself and the belief by many that his position in the company is unwarranted.

Del Rio portrays himself as a master backstage politician and struts around as a superstar. There is also a perception that he isn't as over as he should be given the amount of time he has gotten in his push by WWE. His matches and promos garner tepid reactions from the audience. However, WWE officials still favor the former WWE Champion as they feel he has superstar potential because he's bilingual, tall and has a "great movie star look." His push is also fueled by the company's need for Hispanic stars given the lack of clarity regarding the long-term futures of Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara.

In addition to this report, Del Rio made no secret of his dislike for many of his WWE peers. Last week on an interview with 95.7 FM The Game in the Bay area, Del Rio talked about not liking many of the other WWE superstars. When asked who he liked the least, the second-generation wrestler said that he hates The Miz.

"This is not part of the show. I really dislike that guy. I've tried to punch him in the face several times, not in the ring I mean outside the ring, but he's just like a little girl, he's always running away from me," Del Rio said.

"There's a big difference between The Miz and I, I'm a real athlete, he's just a loud stupid little kid. He's probably one of those guys that was bullied when he was in school, that's the reason he's now oh so loud and he wants to get attention from everybody, but in my case he's the real deal."

Del Rio capped off his Miz rant by saying that he doesn't have many female fans because "he's fat and ugly."

To hear that interview, click here.

Have a news tip? Attended an event and want to send a live report? Submit it now!