Former WCW Star Says Del Rio Almost Quit WWE Before Debut

Nick Paglino

Alberto Del RioAAA matchmaker Konnan and MLW President/former WWE Creative Executive Court Bauer joined Mister Saint Laurent for a special bonus podcast presented by Konnan spoke of Alberto Del Rio's desire to quit WWE before being called up to the main roster.

"The trainers over at FCW told me that when [Del Rio] came in, he was terrible. He said basically, I'm not making any money here [in developmental], I'm going home. My wife is pregnant and I'm out. I'm going back to Mexico."

"John Laurinaitis told one of the trainers, we're going to be inducting Mil Mascaras into the Hall of Fame and we kind of want someone to induct him. We need to push a Latino guy. Just put him on the road and see how he does."

You can listen to part 3 of the Konnan & Court Bauer conversation presented by for FREE at and on iTunes (search: MLW Radio) and

Other topics include:

-Konnan's thoughts on small guys changing the wrestling business

-Konnan reinventing himself in WCW for the American audience

-Konnan and Court offer their thoughts on racism in wrestling

-What the WCW shark tank atmosphere was like

-Thoughts on WWE's Sin Cara

-Kevin Nash's philosophy on smaller wrestlers

-Why WCW should have kept Rey Mysterio's mask on

-More crazy Teddy Hart stories

MLW Radio is a new podcast series that's being produced in conjunction with the MLW Digital Project, which is currently underway and includes the relaunching of, the MLW tape library going online and several more yet to be announced features. You can find out more at and

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