Impact Wrestling issued a statement on Saturday evening confirming the official departure of Alberto El Patron (former WWE star Alberto Del Rio) from the company.
The official statement reads:
“IMPACT Wrestling announced today that it has terminated its agreement with Alberto El Patron, effective immediately.”
This announcement comes just 24 hours after Patron reportedly no-showed last night’s Impact vs. Lucha Underground special that aired live on Twitch.
Patron had been scheduled to face Austin Aries for the Impact World Championship in the main event of the Redemption PPV on April 22. That match is now off.
It was reported earlier this month that Patron was at WWE Headquarters in Stamford to film footage for an upcoming project involving Rey Mysterio. Patron’s deal with Impact was already scheduled to expire in April. He did take part in a press conference on Friday in New Orleans to promote the Redemption PPV, but apparently something changed quick.