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José Alberto Rodríguez (born May 25, 1977) is a Mexican professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist, perhaps best known for his tenure with the American professional wrestling promotion World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he competed under the ring name Alberto Del Rio. and Impact Wrestling as Alberto El Patron.

Between WWE and Mexico, Rodríguez is a six-time world champion, having held the WWE Championship twice, WWE's World Heavyweight Championship twice, the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship once, and the current holder of the AAA Mega Championship. Rodríguez also won the 2011 Royal Rumble and a WWE Championship contract in the 2011 Money in the Bank Match, making him the first, and so far, only wrestler to win both in the same calendar year.

Before working for WWE, Rodríguez used the name Dos Caras Jr. as both a mixed martial artist and luchador in mostly Mexico and Japan. He worked in both of Mexico's main wrestling promotions and achieved success in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). In English, the name Dos Caras translates to Two Faces, which is referring to the symbol of a double headed eagle on his mask.

After being fired from WWE in August 2014, Rodríguez returned to Mexico to work for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) under the new ring name El Patrón Alberto ("The Boss Alberto"). In December, Rodríguez won the AAA Mega Championship. The same year, it was announced that he had also signed with American promotion Ring of Honor (ROH), using the ring name Alberto El Patrón. In January 2015, it was revealed that Rodríguez had signed with the Lucha Underground (LU) series. Del Rio started his second run in WWE on October 25 2015 and was again released on September 9 2016.

During the Impact Wrestling tapings on March 2, 2017, he debuted under the ring name Alberto El Patrón. He interrupted Bruce Prichard and Lashley in an attempt to insert himself into the TNA World Heavyweight Championship picture.

See Also

WWE Alumni, GFW Current Roster

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