The former Alberto El Patron (and Del Rio) – now Alberto El Presidente Rodriguez was a guest on The Taz Show this morning (Oct. 11).

As expected, Taz brought up both the stabbing incident which lead to his missing AAA Heroes Inmortales X, Paige’s second WWE Wellness suspension and his romance with the Total Divas star.

Taz jokingly checked to make sure Alberto made it into the building without incident, “it’s nice to see you made it into the building, nobody attacked you out front with a baseball bat, right, no one attacked you with like a tire iron… you good?”

Rodriguez joked he had Paige with him, to protect him, and explained a little about what happened in San Antonio:

It was one of those situations where I was at the wrong place at the wrong time… and incident with somebody who disrespected my girl and of course I had to do something, and then the rest is history.

Conversation then moved to Paige’s suspension, which Taz described as “a little funky”. The ECW legend said he respected Paige’s honesty in her response, and alluded to seeing a “double standard” during his own dealings with WWE. Given the mic, Rodriguez responded:

Everybody knows. The fans, they know who we are, the fans know who they are. All I can say is this is BS. It’s just complete BS. She didn’t deserve that but we’re working on fixing it and just like she said yesterday, same crap, different day. And that’s never gonna change.

He also used that as a chance to again address anyone who has an issue with he and Paige’s relationship:

I don’t know why there are so many people out there just trying to break this… it drives me crazy to see people trying to keep us apart or break this between her and I. We’re fine, we’re happy and that’s all that matters.

They go on to discuss Alberto’s work on the indies since leaving WWE, especially in Paige’s native United Kingdom, and his plans to work in mixed martial arts with Combate Americas (nothing was announced, but El Presidente did plug a V.I.P. press conference for this evening).

You can find the video at The Taz Show website ( or listen to the podcast version on iTunes.

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