Big Backstage Update on TNA’s Interest in Alberto Del Rio, Details on Why Sgt. Slaughter Was Hospitalized

Nick Paglino

Source: The Wrestling Observer

alberto del rioBig Update on TNA’s Interest in Alberto Del Rio

TNA reportedly attempted to contact Alberto Del Rio regarding a contract signing immediately following his WWE release last week.

TNA’s plan would have been to crown Alberto Del Rio the new TNA World Champion as soon as he debuted with the company, should he have been able to sign. However, with Del Rio’s 90-day no compete clause with WWE, an imminent TNA debut is impossible.

As we reported late last night, Del Rio has officially announced he will be returning to AAA at the TripleMania event on Sunday. This does not mean, however that he is unable to sign with TNA down the line after his 90-day no compete clause with WWE expires.

Details on Why Sgt. Slaughter Was Hospitalized

As we’ve noted over the course of the past week, WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter, who turns 66 next week, was recently hospitalized. Slaughter was reportedly admitted due to a recurring bleeding ulcer.

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