Roderick Strong Requests Release, Mother Of Alberto Del Rio’s Kids Dies

Roderick Strong Requests Release
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Another 10 individuals from NXT were just released from the WWE. There’s a buzz that more cuts are on the horizon. One star that wants out of the company is Roderick Strong. More on this story, below.

Roderick Strong Requests Release

As per Fightful Select, Roderick Strong has requested his WWE release. Apparently, he has asked this a number of times over the past several months.

According to the report, Strong is frustrated with a variety of things within the WWE over the past year. He’s requested his release but has been denied it so far.

Roderick Strong Requests Release – What Now?

It’s interesting because Strong is part of the Diamond Mine faction, but so many talents from that stable have been released it’s just not the same anymore. This includes Malcolm Bivens, the manager of the group.

Strong made his NXT debut in the fall of 2016. Over his tenure, he’s become NXT Cruiserweight Champion, the North American Champion, and held the NXT Tag Team Titles twice.

While he has yet to make it to one of WWE’s main rosters, after six years on the developmental brand, he’s made a tremendous impact on NXT. Maybe it’s time for green pastures in another company?

Over to some incredibly sad news. Alberto Del Rio recently announced that the mother of his kids has passed away.

Mother Of Alberto Del Rio’s Kids Dies

Del Rio recently revealed on social media that Angela Velkei, the mother of his children, has passed. He shared his grief via a series of posts, honoring Velkei.

Roderick Strong Requests Release

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Alberto offered nothing but kind words about his ex in the post. He notes she was an incredible mother to his children and a great human being.

He also went on to say that she was a great wife for the years they were married, his best friend, advisor, and always there for him. Del Rio goes on to say that Angela will be greatly missed.

More On Angela’s Passing

Velkei passed away on Saturday, April 30th. She became urgently ill earlier in the month.

While Alberto did share a video requesting donations to save Velkei from passing, earlier in April, he never stated exactly what her illness was. She was hospitalized at the Hospital San José in Mexico. 

In the social media post, Del Rio gives thanks to everyone who donated platelets and blood to help save Angela. He also acknowledged the media that “spread the word” to help the family.

Del Rio reveals that Angela fought hard until the very last moment. He notes that she is now an angel that watches above him and his three children, Joseph, Stephanie, and Sofia.

Angela and Alberto got married in 2012. Sadly, the two divorced in 2016.

Despite this, Del Rio always thought highly of Velkei, especially as a mother. It looks like despite their differences, the two still remained amicable, right up until she passed away.

On behalf of everyone here at WNZ, we offer our condolences to Angela Velkei’s loved ones during this difficult time. Especially her three young children who will miss her greatly.