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WWE’s Ricardo Rodriguez Says He's Going Back To Rehab

Gabriella Ferlita

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WWE’s Ricardo Rodriguez Says He's Going Back To Rehab

Ricardo Rodriguez has announced that he's going back to rehab and has cancelled all bookings ‘til further notice’. 

The former WWE ring announcer took to Twitter on 18th March to tell fans that he would no longer be attending scheduled events as he recently relapsed from his alcohol addiction. 

Rodriguez wrote on the social media platform: “​​I fell. I'm heading back to rehab. I'm pulling from all bookings till further notice.”


The former pro-wrestler and trainer has previously been open about his alcoholism issues and is also said to have been to rehabilitation in the past.  

Fans and colleagues alike have jumped in to support the former wrestler, sending positive messages to Rodriguez. 

Fellow WWE superstar Trick Williams responded to Rodriguez, saying: “praying for you brotha [sic]”. 


WWE SmackDown referee Jason Ayers wrote: “It’s not about the fall. It’s about getting back up. You got this.”

“I love you brother. I’m rooting for you and I believe in you. Get yourself healthy and know I’m always here for you!,” said pro-wrestler Steve Michaels. 

Lince Dorado, fellow professional wrestler, tweeted: “You got this fam”.

“You got this brotha. It’s a journey [sic],” MMA fighter Terrance McKinney added.


Kendra Lust also threw her support at the wrestling star, writing: “One day at a time .. be strong”.

Wrestling fans will remember Rodriguez from his time in WWE, where he was the butler and ring announcer for Mexican professional wrestler Alberto Del Rio. 

Rodriguez is not only an announcer, he is also a former professional wrestler himself, and has even lent his hand in training others in the sport.


If you have been affected by the issues in this article, you can call the national alcohol helpline Drinkline on 0300 123 1110 for free in complete confidence. Phone lines are open weekdays between 9am-8pm, and 11am-4pm on weekends.

Featured Image Credit: WWE

Topics: WWE, WWE Smackdown, Wrestling, US Sports

Gabriella Ferlita
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