Ricardo Rodriguez

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Title History

  • Vendetta Pro Tri-Force title;
  • NWT/NTLL Light Heavyweight title;
  • NWPW (New Wave Pro Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Jason Watts;
  • IWL (Insane Wrestling League) Tag Team titles w/Jason Watts;
  • CWX Lucha Libre title;
  • BPW (Battleground Pro Wrestling) MAX title;

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Jesus Rodriguez has wrestled with So Cal Pro, EMLL, CWX, NWPW, NWT/NTLL, BPW, VPW, and IWL under this masked identity since 2006. He is currently best known to WWE fans as Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez.

World Wrestling Entertainment:

  • August 20, 2010 – SmackDown: Jesus Rodriguez debuted as “Ricardo Rodriguez,” Alberto Del Rio‘s personal ring announcer.
  • September 24, 2010 – SmackDown: Ricardo Rodriguez grabbed Christian’s leg to distract him, leading to Alberto Del Rio’s victory.
  • December 2, 2010 – FCW: Matt Clements (Lance Storm’s student Mattias Wild) and Kenny Li and Chimaera (Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez under a mask) and Buck Dixon and Husky Harris (w/Michael McGillicutty) b Big E Langston and James Bronson and Kevin Hackman and Roman Leakee and Darren Young.

  • December 17, 2010 – FCW: Richie Steamboat defeated Chimaera (Ricardo Rodriguez under a mask).
  • December 21, 2010 – WWE NXT: Alberto Del Rio told Conor O’Brian that he’d get all the cheese he wants when he wins NXT Season 4.
  • December 28, 2010 – WWE NXT: Conor O’Brian (w/Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriquez) defeated Derrick Bateman w/Kofi Kingston.
  • January 3, 2011 – RAW: Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez defeated R-Truth and proclaimed that it was his destiny to win the Rumble.
  • January 4, 2011 – WWE NXT: Dolph Ziggler won a Pros Battle Royal eliminating Masters and DiBiase to earn the right to trade Rookies.
  • ~~~Dolph Ziggler outlasted Chris Masters and Ted DiBiase Jr. and R-Truth and Daniel Bryan and Ricardo Rodriguez (sub for Alberto Del Rio).
  • January 7, 2011 – SmackDown: Alberto Del Rio defeated Rey Mysterio in a Best 2/3 Falls match after interference by Ricardo Rodriguez.
  • January 10, 2011 – RAW: Alberto Del Rio defeated R-Truth by Countout after outside distraction from Ricardo Rodriguez.
  • January 11, 2011 – WWE NXT: Ricardo Rodriquez called someone on the phone and said he needed help with a huge RAT problem.
  • ~~~Conor O’Brian defeated Byron Saxton (Afterwards; Alberto forced Ricardo Rodriguez to announce Conor O’Brian as the winner).
  • January 18, 2011 – WWE NXT: Conor O’Brian and Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez participated in the “Know Your Pro” challenge.
  • ~~~LATER: Alberto Del Rio caught his NXT rookie Conor O’Brian fighting with his ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez backstage.
  • ~~~Alberto ordered them to settle it in the ring like men – Ricardo defeated Conor O’Brian – - [O'Brian was then eliminated from NXT].
  • January 24, 2011 – RAW: King Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez defeated Mark Henry and John Morrison.
  • January 25, 2011 – WWE NXT: Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez sat in as part of the Pro’s Panel continue to judge the rookies.
  • ~~~Brodus Clay defeated Johnny Curtis and Byron Saxton and Derrick Bateman in a 4-WAY to earn a “Swap Your Pro” Opportunity.
  • ~~~Brodus betrayed his assigned “Pro,” Ted DiBiase Jr., and swapped him out for Alberto Del Rio! – - who has been on fire lately!
  • January 30, 2011 – Royal Rumble: Alberto Del Rio last eliminated Santino Marella to win the 40-Man 2011 Royal Rumble!!
  • January 31, 2011 – RAW: Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez informed the world that he was going after the World Heavyweight title!
  • February 1, 2011 – WWE NXT: Brodus Clay w/Ricardo Rodriguez [sub for Alberto Del Rio] defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. w/Maryse.
  • February 4, 2011 – SmackDown: Drew McIntyre defeated Kofi Kingston after outside distraction from Alberto (w/Ricardo Rodriguez).
  • ~~~Alberto Del Rio threw himself a celebration party and picked on Hornswoggle and Rosa Mendes until Kofi Kingston made the save!
  • February 7, 2011 – RAW: Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez defeated Santino Marella by submission.
  • February 8, 2011 – WWE NXT: Brodus Clay w/Ricardo Rodriguez [sub for Alberto Del Rio] defeated Johnny Curtis w/R-Truth.
  • February 15, 2011 – WWE NXT: Brodus Clay w/Ricardo Rodriguez [sub for Alberto Del Rio] defeated R-Truth w/Johnny Curtis!
  • February 20, 2011 – Elimination Chamber: Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez defeated Kofi Kingston in a Non-title grudge match.
  • March 1, 2011 – WWE NXT: Brodus Clay w/Ricardo Rodriguez defeated Johnny Curtis w/R-Truth in a battle of the NXT 4 Final Two.
  • ~~~LATER: Johnny Curtis was declared the winner of NXT Season 4 – Brodus Clay promised to punish the fans by taking their heros.
  • March 4, 2011 – SmackDown: Theodore Long hosted a contract signing between champion Edge and Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez.
  • ~~~Of course it ended with a brawl, and Alberto targetted Edge’s arm until Christian ran down to chase Alberto away from the ring!
  • March 7, 2011 – RAW: Christian defeated Brodus Clay (sub for Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez) – Alberto put Christian in the Arm-bar!
  • March 11, 2011 – SmackDown: EandC (World Heavyweight champion Edge and Christian) defeated Alberto Del Rio and Brodus Clay.
  • March 13, 2011 – FCW: Donny Marlow and Leakee defeated Damien Sandow and Titus O’Neill (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) by DQ.
  • March 14, 2011 – RAW: John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez) by DQ after outside interference by Brodus Clay.
  • April 3, 2011 – WrestleMania 27: Edge w/Christian defeated Alberto Del Rio w/Brodus Clay to retain the World Heavyweight title.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez:

  • April 15, 2011 – SmackDown: Alberto Del Rio cut a promo about the vacant World Title until Teddy Long told him about the Battle Royal.
  • April 22, 2011 – SmackDown: Alberto and Ricardo and Brodus Clay cut a promo making fun of Edge until Christian and Edge came out.
  • April 25, 2011 – RAW: Alberto Del Rio was drafted to RAW from SmackDown and took ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez with him.
  • April 29, 2011 – SmackDown: Randy Orton and Christian defeated Alberto Del Rio and Brodus Clay.
  • May 1, 2011 – Extreme Rules: Christian defeated Alberto Del Rio in a Ladder Match to win the vacant WWE World Heavyweight title.
  • May 23, 2011 – RAW: Alberto Del Rio slapped The Big Show after he had gotten into a confrontation with Ricardo Rodriguez.
  • ~~~The Big Show was then run over by Del Rio’s car, being driven by Rodriguez, leaving him sidelined with a knee injury.
  • June 19, 2011 – Capitol Punishment: Alberto Del Rio defeated The Big Show via referee stoppage.
  • June 27, 2011 – RAW Roulette: Alberto Del Rio defeated The Big Show in Steel Cage Match with help from Mark Henry.
  • July 4, 2011 – RAW: Alberto Del Rio defeated Rey Mysterio and R-Truth in a triple threat match to become the #1 contender.
  • ~~Alberto’s #1 contender status was later revoked due to Mr. McMahon accepting John Cena’s request to have his match vs. CM Punk.
  • July 17, 2011 – Money in the Bank: Alberto Del Rio won the RAW Money in the Bank match over seven other Superstars!
  • ~~~Later that night; Alberto attempted to cash in his Money in the Bank contract against C.M. Punk after the main event.
  • ~~~Alberto ran out but new champion Punk kicked him and ran through the crowd celebrating his newly won WWE Championship.
  • July 25, 2011 – RAW: Alberto Del Rio tried to cash in his Money in the Bank but Mysterio took him out first.
  • August 12, 2011 – SmackDown: Alberto Del Rio defeated fellow Money in the Bank briefcase holder Daniel Bryan.
  • August 14, 2011 – Summerslam: Rey Mysterio and John Morrison and Kofi Kingston defeated Alberto Del Rio and The Miz and R-Truth.
  • ~~After the C.M. Punk vs. John Cena title match..Kevin Nash came out of the crowd and hit the Jackknife Powerbomb on Punk.
  • ~~~ Alberto Del Rio then ran out and cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase! – defeating C.M. Punk to win the WWE title!

World Wrestling Entertainment – WWE champion Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez:

  • August 15, 2011 – RAW: Alberto Del Rio defeated Rey Mysterio to retain the WWE Championship.
  • ~~~After the match; Alberto attacked Mysterio and applied the Cross Armbreaker again until John Cena broke it up.
  • August 19, 2011 – SmackDown: WWE champion Alberto Del Rio defeated Daniel Bryan in a non-title match.
  • August 23, 2011 – RAW: WWE champion Alberto Del Rio defeated John Morrison in a non-title match.
  • September 4, 2011 – FCW: Conor O’Brian (w/ Raquel Diaz and Ricardo Rodriguez) defeats Husky Harris.
  • September 12, 2011 – RAW: John Cena and Bret “The Hitman” Hart defeated Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez.
  • ~~~Alberto abandoned Ricardo and Cena hit the AA then tagged in Bret Hart who locked in the Sharpshooter for the win!
  • September 18, 2011 – Night of Champions: John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez to win his 10th WWE Championship!
  • ~~~During the match Ricardo Rodriguez was ejected, then came back out, but Cena took him out and locked in the STF on Del Rio!
  • September 19, 2011 – RAW: Triple H announced that John Cena will face C.M. Punk and Alberto Del Rio in a triple threat Hell in a Cell .
  • September 26, 2011 – RAW: Cena vs. Christian ended in a no contest when Alberto Del Rio attacked C.M. Punk at the announce table.
  • ~~~C.M. Punk defeated Alberto Del Rio in a match; After the match the cell lowered to the floor trapping Ricardo Rodriguez inside.
  • ~~~C.M Punk hit the GTS on Rodriguez and John Cena (who was commentating) followed it up with an Attitude Adjustment.
  • ~~~Punk then tries to hit the GTS on Cena but he escaped then Alberto Del Rio took out both of his opponents with a steel chair!
  • May 25, 2012 – SmackDown: United States Champion Santino Marella defeated Ricardo Rodriguez in a non-title match.
  • June 11, 2012 – RAW: Ricardo Rodriguez and Beth Phoenix defeated U.S. Champion Santino Marella and Divas Champion Layla El.
  • June 17, 2012 – No Way Out: United States champion Santino Marella defeated Ricardo Rodriguez in a non-title tuxedo match.
  • September 24, 2012 – RAW: World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara defeated Alberto Del Rio, Ricardo Rodriguez and David Otunga.
  • November 17, 2012 – Saturday Morning Slam: Justin Gabriel defeated a masked wrestler (Ricardo Rodriguez).
  • December 31, 2012 – RAW: World heavyweight champion The Big Show defeated Ricardo Rodriguez to retain the title by disqualification.
  • February 7, 2013 – NXT: Xavier Woods defeated El Local (Ricardo Rodriguez).
  • February 21, 2013 – NXT: Xavier Woods defeated El Local.
  • March 28, 2013 – NXT: Brodus Clay defeated El Local.
  • April 29, 2013 – RAW: Ricardo Rodriguez defeated Big E Langston and Zeb Colter in a no disqualification triple threat match.  Rodriguez now gets to choose the stipulation for the WWE world heavyweight championship triple threat match at Extreme Rules between WWE world heavyweight champion Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio, and Jack Swagger.
  • May 3, 2013 – SmackDown: Ricardo Rodriguez defeated Zeb Colter by disqualification. (Jack Swagger interfered)
  • ~~~The SmackDown GM then made a surprise tag team match: Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez defeated Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter by disqualification. (Dolph Ziggler interfered).
  • ~~~The SmackDown GM then made a surprise triple threat tag team match: Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez defeated Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter and Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston.
  • June 14, 2013 – Live Event: Ricardo Rodriguez and Alberto Del Rio defeated Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston.
  • June 15, 2013 – Live Event: Ricardo Rodriguez and Alberto Del Rio defeated Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston.
  • September 13, 2013 – SmackDown: WWE world heavyweight champion Alberto Del Rio defeated Ricardo Rodriguez in a non-title match.
  • September 25, 2013 – NXT: Sami Zayn defeated El Local.
  • September 29, 2013 – Live Event: Ricardo Rodriguez was in the #1 contenders battle royal for the heavyweight title.
  • October 7, 2013 – RAW: Ricardo Rodriguez defeated WWE world heavyweight champion Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match.
  • October 11, 2013 – Smackdown!: Los Matadores defeated El Local #1 (Ricardo Rodriguez) and El Local #2 (Tyson Kidd).
  • October 16, 2013 – Main Event: The Prime Time Players defeated El Local (Ricardo Rodriguez) and El Local #2 (Tyson Kidd in a dark match.
  • October 30, 2013 – Main Event: Los Matadores defeated El Local #1 (Ricardo Rodriguez) and El Local #2 (Tyson Kidd).
  • November 6, 2013 – Main Event: Xavier Woods defeated El Local in a dark match.
  • November 7, 2013 – NXT: Leo Kruger defeated El Local.
  • November 13, 2013 – Main Event: Brad Maddox defeated El Local in a dark match.
  • December 20, 2013 – Main Event: Los Matadores defeated El Local #1 and El Local #2 in a dark match.
  • December 26-27, 2013 – WWE Live Event: El Torito and Los Matadores defeated Ricaroo Rodriguez, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal.
  • December 28, 2013 – WWE Live Event: Sin Cara defeated El Local.
  • December 29-30, 2013 – WWE Live Event: El Torito and Los Matadores defeated Ricaroo Rodriguez, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal.
  • April 3, 2014 – NXT: Kalisto defeated El Local in a dark match.
  • May 8, 2014 – NXT: El Local and Kalisto defeated Sylvester Lefort and Marcus Louis. El Local was also in the #1 contenders battle royal for the NXT title.
  • May 13, 2014 – Main Event: Adam Rose defeated El Local in a dark match.
  • May 29, 2014 – NXT: NXT tag team champions The Ascension defeated El Local and Kalisto to retain the titles.
  • July 17, 2014 – NXT: Kalisto said in a interview with Devin Taylor that he and El Local parted ways to go their seperate ways.
  • July 30, 2014 – WWE releases Ricardo Rodriguez.