The following are highlights of a recent interview with Alberto Del Rio:
On carrying the legacy of his wrestling family: “It’s a big responsibility to carry on this tradition of wrestling in my family. I had great people showing me, teaching me, and now I’m in the WWE.”
On fans cheering him over Batista: “That night, I was the favorite for all of them. That wasn’t the plan for the self-declared ‘bad guy’ of the movie. I was doing everything to get a boo from the crowd. I was destroying Batista that night, kicking and punching him, taking him to the limit, but the WWE universe cheers who they like.”
On not being a typical Mexican high-flying type wrestler: “When I came to the WWE, I remember people saying ‘Alberto is the biggest Mexican we’ve ever seen.’ As long as the Latin audience keeps supporting the WWE, the WWE will support the Latin audience.”
Check out the complete interview at AustinChronicle.com.