Backstage Employee Involved in Alberto del Rio’s Firing Leaves the WWE

Mike Killam

raw reactionAccording to PWInsider.com, Cody Barbierri left the WWE earlier this month. Barbierri was the company’s Social Media Manager, and was involved in the controversial backstage incident that lead to former world champion Alberto del Rio being fired. 

Several sources, including former ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez, have claimed that Cody made a comment backstage about it being del Rio’s job to buss his tray. Del Rio took the comment as a racial jab, demanded an apology, and when he didn’t get one he struck the employee. 

WWE has since posted a new job listing on their corporate website, looking for a new Social Media Manager.

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