Former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio Arrested, Accused of Sexual Assault and Threatening to Injure a Child

Jose Alberto Rodriguez Chucuan, better known as former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio, was arrested on Saturday after being accused of sexual assault by an unidentified woman in San Antonio. According to a report from NBC affiliate WOAI, the woman claimed Del Rio got angry with her on the night of May 3 and started repeatedly striking her. He then alleged forced her to wear a dress and start dancing for him, and threatened to take her son and "drop him in the middle of the road somewhere" and if she got upset and started crying. The woman went to the police the following morning, and Del Rio was charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of assault causing bodily harm.

Del Rio was reportedly held for five hours before being released on a bond of $50,000. The four-time world champion has not been in WWE since 2016, and a year later he found himself facing domestic abuse charges during a tumultuous relationship with WWE's Paige.

Following his WWE departure Del Rio began working on the independent scene again, eventually winding up in Impact Wrestling as Alberto El Patron before leaving the company in 2018. He claimed in March that he and WWE were negotiating another return, but numerous reports quickly came out shooting down those rumors.

"We have been in communication," Del Rio said. "We have rebuilt the bridge. On their part, they were wrong on some decisions and I also did some things wrong on my part. I am hoping that we can reach an agreement sometime this year or by the middle of this year I'll be back there."

In 2019 Del Rio returned to mixed martial arts for a catchweight fight with former UFC star Tito Ortiz. He lost in the first round via rear-naked choke on Dec. 7.

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