Combate Americas names former WWE star as president

October 12, 2016

Combate Americas has hired former WWE star Alberto Del Rio, now known as Alberto “El Presidente” Rodriguez, as the new president of the Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts sports franchise.

Rodriguez was recently released from the WWE.  In his new role, he will be “actively involved in all aspects of athlete relations and development, from recruitment to enhancing their showmanship skills,” per the Comate Americas press release.

Rodriguez has a background in MMA prior to his pro wrestling career.  He also was a part of the Mexican National Greco-Roman wrestling team in the late ‘90s according to the press release.

Rodriguez will make his debut on Friday, October 14th.

Payout Perspective:

The move is a way to elevate the promotion and maybe his notoriety can grab a few viewers as well as influence some young up and coming fighters to join the promotion.

4 Responses to “Combate Americas names former WWE star as president”

  1. Cutch on October 12th, 2016 2:02 PM

    I don’t really mind him being the face of the company, he speaks well is semi ligit and is bilingual, so that’s going to help with a Hispanic product.

    His girlfriend has just been suspended for the second time in two months, this time for apparent recreational drugs, she’s only 24 and was meant to be quite popular and sell a bunch of merchandise, let’s hope she’s OK.

  2. E Tops on October 12th, 2016 3:43 PM

    He is on drugs too.

  3. edi on October 12th, 2016 9:00 PM

    Of course he is also on drugs. Almost 40 yo entertainer w/ a 24 year old gf who is a user. Or maybe on low carb diet.

  4. ETOPS on October 14th, 2016 9:10 AM

    I am talking about illegal drugs such as cocaine

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