FORMER WWE champion Alberto Del Rio has revealed why his relationship with ex-WWE Divas champion Paige ended.
It seems their constant wrestling commitments finally wore the couple down and forced the split.
Explained De Rio, now with company TNA, of the break-up with WWE sex tape star Paige: “We decided to end our relationship because she’s in Orlando, I’m in San Antonio and now she’s back on the road and the schedule over there is non-stop.
“And my schedule is non-stop with my pro wrestling shows, my projects and stuff with Telemundo-Mexico TV Azteca, calendar, charity events and all that stuff.
“So we were not seeing each other and then, because she was training and getting ready to go back, they were not letting her come to San Antonio.
“I couldn’t go to Orlando because I have three little kids and I was coming home two or three days.
Del Rio explained that the couple’s work commitments became too much
“And I had to choose between going to Orlando or staying with my kids.
So, of course, I decided to stay with my kids. We decided to end our relationship.”
Del Rio decided to break the news on the “Keepin it 100 with Konnan” podcast.
“We decided not to say anything. But actually when we were in Canada doing Impact tapings, I talked to Paige and I said:
“Listen I think it’s about time for us to say something because people… they are starting to realise that we’re not together especially because I was working and with my kids somewhere else and you were hanging out with your friends.”
Paige has always been in the public eye this year, after private photos and videos with fellow wrestlers were leaked online.
More romantically, she had proposed to Del Rio in Puerto Rico.
He recalled: “I turned around, saw her on one knee. And then, of course, I accepted because we were in love. It was real. We were always taking care of each other.
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“I don’t know why the people decided to to just mess with us and they never let us be.”
Perhaps that was because of an incident in Vegas where Paige reportedly might have been arrested. Then in Orlando where she had thrown a drink in Del Rio’s face when he was allegedly trying to get her arrested.
Del Rio said: “We are passionate in everything we do. We have strong tempers and she’s just like me when it comes to being hot-headed and then in acting or reacting in a different way when she’s mad just like me.
“But we were always taking care of each other.
“That c… in Orlando which is completely fake because nothing happened. I never hurt her. She never hurt me. It was just internet and people believed in it.
“And the reason why the Orlando incident that affected my life [was because] so much happened – number one, because I was already suspended, the company and their zero-tolerance thing and me thinking – are they gonna fire her?
“And, unfortunately for female wrestlers, it’s impossible to exist or nearly impossible to exist out of the WWE.”