By SBG San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (WOAI) – Professional Mexican-American wrestler Alberto Del Rio was arrested over the weekend after a woman came forward with photographs alleging he brutally beat and sexually assaulted her.
An affidavit for Del Rio, whose real name is Jose A. Rodriguez Chucuan, 42, gave graphic detail of the incident. According to court documents, the woman told investigators Rodriguez Chucuan assaulted her on more than one occasion.
The most recent incident took place on May 3, when Rodriguez Chucuan accused the victim of being unfaithful, investigators said. She claimed he became angry when she wouldn’t admit to the infidelity, so he slapped her across the head, slapped her again, then took her to his downstairs bedroom and slapped her eight more times, according to arrest paperwork. The victim alleged he then made her put on a dress and dance for him, but she refused, prompting him to warn her not to cry or he’d take her son and “drop him off in the middle of the road somewhere.”
Police said Rodriguez Chucuan then tied the woman’s hands with boxing straps, put a sock in her mouth and sexually assaulted her for several hours, using various objects. According to investigators, he also punched her in the back during the assault, causing visible injuries. The victim told detectives she does not remember much after he placed his hand around her throat.
Rodriguez Chucuan, a San Antonio resident, is charged with Sexual Assault, a 2nd degree felony. His bond was set at $50,000. Records show he posted bond and was released from jail around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
According to his Wikipedia page, Alberto Del Rio was the first Mexico-born world champion in WWE history. He left the WWE in 2014 and continued to wrestle under the name Alberto El Patrón in promotions such as Ring of Honor.
He became a naturalized citizen of the United States during a ceremony in San Antonio on May 24, 2018.
“We all have different stories of how we got here to the United States of America,” he said to the crowd that day. “In my particular case, I had to literally fight, literally wrestle to get here to this amazing country.”