UPDATE: Wrestling News Now is reporting that “The word from AAA sources out of Mexico is that Alberto Del Rio (a/k/a Alberto El Patron) is OK and at home.”
The Lucha World website tweeted this:
No confirmation from Del Rio’s camp yet.
Really scary news is breaking, guys.
Earlier this morning, I was observing this thread on Squared Circle regarding El Patron, formerly known as Alberto Del Rio in the WWE, no showing a Houston Indy event. Clutch City Productions and Lone Star Championship Wrestling both released statements, which can be read in the provided link.
LSCW just released an updated statement and it does not sound good:
STATEMENT FROM LONE STAR CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING
Almost 24 hours later, we still have not heard from the camp of Alberto El Patron. Mr. El Patron was booked through our co-promotion partner Clutch City Productions to headline the Bustin 4 Autism charity pro wrestling event in Pasadena, TX last night.
Mr. El Patron would not know who we are directly, since his camp’s dealings were with our promotional partner. Like the charity and fans who purchased tickets, we are affected. A lot of time, money and effort was put in to this event. Those who know us, understand that we strive to put on quality events. We are a company that our fans can trust. Mr. El Patron’s unexcused and unexplained “no show” unfairly taints that reputation. Though we were not directly involved in the negotiation and booking with El Patron’s camp, there is no doubt that the Bustin 4 Autism team were more than fair and gracious in the process.
At this point, our thoughts are initially with Mr. El Patron’s well being. He seems to have disappeared. Once the dust settles, we are confident that Mr. El Patron will do the right thing and return the deposit he was paid, along with premium travel funds lost by the charity. We might also suggest that Mr. El Patron take it a step further, and make an additional donation to the charity.
We would like to thank the fans and sponsors who stepped up to support this event for the Bustin 4 Autism 501c group. We would also like to recognize our co-promotional partner, Clutch City Productions, who put forth an incredible effort to promote and help organize this event. We look forward to working with them and the Bustin 4 Autism folks in the future.
In closing, we also thank the wrestlers who stepped up to make this a memorable event, as well as the many staff members and volunteers who contributed in some manner.
Additionally, Bryan Alvarez of WOL stated that he’s spoken to three people close to Del Rio and they have not heard from him.
More on this story as more information comes in