Details On How Much TNA Offered To Alberto Del Rio, Velvet Sky Note, Impact Wrestling Preview Video
By Daniel Pena | January 18, 2015
Following reports that TNA Wrestling was looking to acquire former WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio, Lucha Underground announced Sunday the signing of the 38-year-old—he will be wrestling under the name Alberto El Patrón. Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer reported that TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter had wanted Del Rio to appear on the premiere episode of Impact Wrestling on the network. According to Meltzer, Del Rio declined a favorable contract from the organization.
“They (TNA) offered him $400,000 a year for minimal dates,” Meltzer noted Sunday on the F4WOnline.com message board in a thread about Del Rio joining Lucha Underground. “It says more about the perception in the industry that TNA is a career killer.”