According to PWInsider.com, Impact Wrestling star and former WWE Champion Alberto El Patron recently met with Vince McMahon at WWE Headquarters in Stamford, CT.
The meeting was regarding El Patron filming interview content for an upcoming Rey Mysterio WWE Network project, however, the PWInsider report adds Vince McMahon is a big fan of El Patron, considers him a top talent and in-ring character, and is very much high on the idea of bringing Patron back to WWE.
As we noted earlier this week, El Patron’s Impact contract is set to expire very soon, and Impact officials were making it it a high priority at the TV tapings this past weekend to lock El Patron, fka Alberto Del Rio in WWE, to a new deal.
As of now, El Patron is scheduled to face Austin Aries at the April 22nd Impact Wrestling Redemption PPV, and that match is expected to take place regardless of what El Patron decides to do with his future once his Impact deal expires.
Patron possibly negotiating for a return to WWE is surprising to say the least, given the comments he has made towards WWE, and more specifically Triple H, in the past.
In an interview conducted for Sportskeeda back in January of this year, El Patron admitted he has apologized to Triple H for past comments, and had the following to say:
“I apologized to Triple H for the issues we were in when I was with the relationship with [Paige]. She and her entire family made me believe that those who affected our relationship were them, specifically him.”
On a possible return to WWE, El Patron seemed to change his tune to the resoundingly positive, noting “of course, I would go back (to WWE), I would not go back fulltime, but I would make a special appearance before I put on my wrestling boots and it will surely happen, surely before I retire I will do something special with them. I see a very difficult 2018, but in 2019 before leaving I’m definitely going to do something with them, we shook hands and everything is fine right now. Time heals wounds.”