Former WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio remains a highly controversial figure in the pro wrestling world. He is facing several charges of sexual assault and could end up in jail for his entire life if convicted.
According to a report by PWInsider, Alberto Del Rio filed a breach of contract lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against MMA promotion Combate Global, LLC, where he alleged that he was owed $250,000 for his MMA fight against Tito Ortiz and that the promotion maintained control of his social media accounts despite the fact that his relationship with the company ended.
Del Rio alleged that he signed an agreement with the company in September 2016 to become a “co-spokesman, color commentator, roving reporter, pre-fight and post-fight interviewer, on-camera personality, liaison for fighter relations and brand ambassador” for Combate Americas LLC, which was what the promotion was known as back then.
“The Agreement stated that compensation for Plaintiff Jose Alberto Rodriguez Chucuan, Inc. was for two-hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) for the first year, to be paid monthly ($20,833.34 per month). If Mr. Rodriguez appeared as an on-camera, ringside commentator for televised or pay-per-view events, then Plaintiff Jose Alberto Rodriguez Chucuan, Inc. received another ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) per event.
The Agreement and the Amendment would total $883,333.36 ($83,333.36 for the first four months, $200,000 for the final eight months of the first term, then $600,000 for the final two years).”
Patron is suing for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, conversion (for not turning over the social media accounts) seeking:
*compensatory damages in the amount of $250,000.00 for Defendant’s breach of contract, or quantum meruit or unjust enrichment
*Interest of at least $26,250.00 due and owing from and after December 31, 2019 calculated as follows through April 15, 2021, and as determined by the Court for the days following April 15, 2021 up to the date judgment is rendered: 7% interest of $26,250.
*For an award of Plaintiffs’ costs and reasonable attorney’s fees;
*To return control of all social media accounts to Plaintiffs.
*For such other and further relief as may be just and proper.
Alberto Del Rio is always involved in a legal dispute one way or the other from the looks of it. We will keep you updated on this ongoing case.
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