José Alberto Rodríguez Chucua, formerly known as Alberto Del Rio in WWE and Alberto El Patron in IMPACT Wrestling, recently spoke with TMZ and said that he is considering taking legal action against current WWE star Paige after she alleged abuse at his hands in a recent appearance with GAW TV, insisting that Paige was the actual aggressor, and not him during their tumultuous relationship back in 2017.
During the interview, Paige (real name Saraya Bevis) stated that Chucua that during their relationship the abuse escalated from happening every few weeks to several times a day. Paige said that “…up to 6, 7 hours a day you’re literally trapped in a certain room and getting your ass beat every couple of minutes.” In responding to Chucua’s most recent criminal charges, Paige said that “karma’s a real thing and you put out what you receive, and right now, he’s receiving it.”
Del Rio responded to the allegations that he was the one abused and had evidence to prove it. During his interview with TMZ, he stated said “…Raya, why? Why? Why are you doing this Raya? And, I’m not calling you Paige because you were never Paige to me, you were Raya. Why would you hurt me in a moment like this?”
We reported last month that Chucua was indicted by a grand jury after being arrested for sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping in May. According to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in Texas, Chucua was charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of aggravated kidnapping.
The attack on the victim was said to have begun around 10:00 p.m. on May 3 and ended around 2:30 p.m. on May 4. Chucua attacked her and caused multiple injuries. He also choked the victim and put a sock in her mouth, which inhibited her breathing ability.
During the incident, Chucua sexually assaulted her with his “penis and other body parts.” This sexual activity is emphasized as not being consensual. The victim also alleged Chucua “forced her to wear a dress and dance for him” and when she refused and he told her not to start crying because if she did, “he would take her son and drop him in the middle of the road somewhere.”
If convicted on the sexual assault charges, Chucua faces a maximum of 20 years in prison. The aggravated kidnapping charge carries a maximum penalty of 99 years in prison. Fines for each could be up to $10,000.
You can watch the full interview with Paige on GAW TV below: