The former WWE star Alberto Del Rio has recently turned out to be a controversial figure in the world of pro-wrestling. He has charges of sexual assault and if convicted, he could see himself behind the bars.
But, he had put on some memorable matches during his stint in WWE. The former Money In The Bank winner recently opened up on his former rival in WWE, CM Punk. Del Rio recalled a match with Punk in which ‘The Mexico’s Greatest Export’ emerged victorious and reached a milestone in his career.
Alberto Del Rio reveals why defeating CM Punk was a privilege
Alberto Del Rio had squared off against the former WWE star CM Punk multiple times during their time together in Vince McMahon’s company. However, according to Del Rio, his Money In The Bank contract cash-in on CM Punk stands out.
CM Punk had defeated John Cena at WWE SummerSlam 2011 to become the Undisputed WWE Champion. Following the match, it was Alberto Del Rio who cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to win his first WWE Championship.
Speaking with Wrestling Sport on his epic victory that night, Del Rio said: “It was an epic moment. To face and defeat CM Punk being in his prime was a privilege. He was not a fashion wrestler, he was already a consolidated wrestler. Imagine yourself at the Staples Center in front of all Latinos. That day was the coronation of all Latinos.”
Alberto Del Rio expects WWE Hall of Fame induction
During his time in WWE, Del Rio was able to capture the WWE Championship, World Heavyweight Championship, and United States Championship- all the titles twice. He also won the 2011 Royal Rumble and 2011 Money in the Bank ladder match.
Speaking about his achievements, Del Rio is quite hopeful that he would be inducted into the prestigious WWE Hall of Fame which has graced by the greatest stars of the company. The Mexican star believes he belongs there and WWE should understand his past mistakes.
“My dream is to be in the WWE Hall of Fame.Because I have done more than enough to belong to that place and hopefully one day they [WWE] understand that it was mistakes and difficult moments that I was living, and hopefully one day I will have that ring in my hand as part of the Hall of Fame.”