About four months ago, several media outlets reported that Alberto El Patron was involved in a domestic violence incident with WWE superstar Paige at the Orlando airport. According to TMZ, “Orlando PD was contacted around 3 PM on Sunday” July 9th “after Alberto — real name Jose Rodriguez — allegedly roughed up a female companion.” Once the cops arrived at the scene, they determined more information was needed before anyone could be arrested or charged with a crime. As a result, the Orlando police department launched an investigation in hopes of getting more details about the incident between Alberto El Patron and Paige.
However, the Orlando police department wouldn’t be the only ones investigating the matter. According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, on July 10th the employer of Alberto, GFW/ Impact Wrestling stated that they would conduct their investigation into the incident. 11 days later, the Orlando police department informs Pro Wrestling Sheet that their inquiry concluded that; “Paige is the one who should be charged for domestic violence, they no longer view El Patron as a suspect.” While Alberto El Patron was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Orlando police department, GFW/ Impact Wrestling continued to investigate the matter until August 14th. On that day, GFW/ Impact Wrestling decided to indefinitely suspend Alberto El Patron and strip him of the Global Championship. According to their website, the company stated that they “have communicated with El Patron our decision to strip him of his championship title. No decision has been taken as to the date on which he will be reinstated to the roster”. However, about a month later the company announced that El Patron would return at Bound For Glory on November 5th.
Furthermore, the company aired a video package on Impact this week asking “What will he do?” when he returns. Due to this video package, one would expect the company to have El Patron in a major role on TV immediately. The easiest way to re-introduce Alberto as a major character is by having him join LAX at Bound For Glory. Alberto should come out during the 5150 street fight when OVE is getting beat down by all of LAX to make it appear like he will help OVE. Once he enters the ring, Alberto will attack OVE and help LAX recapture the tag team titles. Later in the evening, Eli Drake is shown backstage on the phone saying “will you help me defeat Johnny Impact in exchange for cash and a future title shot,” Drake proceeds to smile. During the main event, Drake hits the referee with the title by accident and waves to the back. LAX comes out to attack Johnny Impact and help Eli Drake retain the Global Championship.
During the next Impact episode, Alberto El Patron cuts a promo where he admits that Carlos was right that management doesn’t want Latino wrestlers to succeed. “First they stripped me of the world title after beating Bobby Lashley on this very show, then they stripped me for a second time after I was cleared of any wrongdoing in the domestic violence incident. Lastly, they refused to give Low-Ki a one on one match for the vacant title after I was suspended indefinitely, which is why he left. With that being said, Eli Drake, i want my title shot next week, ” and Drake reluctantly agrees. During that match, Johnny Impact interferes to attack Alberto El Patron causing the disqualification. Eventually, it leads to a triple threat match where El Patron pins Impact to win the championship.