TMZ Sports caught up with Paige and Alberto Del Rio while they were in New York City. Del Rio talks about being excited for his new role as president of the Combate Americas promotion. Del Rio also talks about continuing to work indies and says he will work with TNA if they pay him.
Paige doesn’t want to talk about her WWE situation and says she will get in trouble if she does, noting that she doesn’t want anymore trouble and hopes that 2017 is better for her. Regarding the WWE Wellness Policy, Del Rio says WWE can do what they want and that it’s “same s–t, different day.” Paige also laughs and doesn’t seem so sure about returning. She mentions recovering from neck surgery for the next 6-7 months and says she will be at Del Rio’s side like his “little shadow.”
Del Rio was asked about returning to a WWE ring in the future and he says he doesn’t think that will happen. He wanted to leave and be happier doing something better. He will always be grateful to WWE but the last 6 months weren’t working. He does support Paige staying in WWE. She says she loves wrestling, be for WWE or not, and she’s going to stay in the business as long as she can. They also joke about her long-term contract.
Regarding the knife attack in San Antonio, Del Rio says he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and a guy dissed his girl. Del Rio says he got a little hurt but they have put that behind them now. Del Rio says it lasted just 25 or 30 seconds but now he’s fine. He goes on and doesn’t want to talk about the story anymore. He thinks it’s ridiculous that people are making assumptions about the incident. He calls it an incident with a drunk guy. He also said the owner of the restaurant that the incident happened at is his business partner for the other restaurant he’s opening. Del Rio thanks fans for their support and says he’s just like us, he gets in and out of trouble too.