The woman who WWE Superstar Paige claims threw a drink on fiancee Alberto Del Rio after asking for a photo called the allegation “completely false” in an exclusive interview with Heavy.
The witness, who asked that her name not be revealed and described herself as a wrestling “superfan,” said Del Rio “reeked” like alcohol when he chased after Paige during an argument at Orlando International Airport on Sunday.
While arguing on the airport’s tram system, an emotional Paige, whose real name is Saraya-Jade Bevis, screamed that Del Rio had been “doing coke for two-days straight” and called him “abusive,” the witness alleges.
“They were arguing back and forth, screaming at each other,” the woman, who resides just south of Tampa, Florida, said.
That contradicts the story that Paige said gave on Twitter. She said that it was her and Del Rio, whose real name is Jose Rodriguez, who called the police on the woman after she threw a drink on him.
But the witness said “none of that happened,” adding that Paige screamed, “You’re so abusive to me” to a furious Del Rio.
The Orlando Police Department released a statement regarding the incident, saying that they are still investigating, but so far no arrests have been made.
There was an incident at Orlando International Airport at about 3 p.m. Sunday involving (DOB 5/25/1977). The reported incident was a domestic violence battery, and it is still under investigation. No arrests have been made as of this time, but the case remains open. That is all the information we have for release at this time.
Witness Captures Audio, Photos
The witness was at the airport dropping off her mother-in-law when she spotted Paige at a restaurant close to a terminal entrance. She described the former WWE Women’s Champion as being “upset” while she was speaking on the phone with someone, pacing back and forth with tears in her eyes.
The woman admits to discreetly attempting to take pictures of Paige as she walked and talked on the phone until she was noticed (see the above photo). Paige walked back into the restaurant and one of the four people at her table walked out, presumably to see if she was still there, the witness said.
Suddenly, Paige came storming back out of the restaurant “crying and yelling.” Del Rio, visibly “soaked” in liquid, chased after her as she fled onto the nearby tram system, the witness said.
The witness continued to follow the ordeal and was one of the only people on the tram car as the couple got into a loud argument, she said.
“He was soaked and she was saying, ‘You’re such an abusive husband, I hate you. You’ve ruined my life, you’ve ruined my career,’” the witness said.
Del Rio and Paige continued their argument for a short while on the tram car as Del Rio said, “Check her bag, she’s got all the coke in it, it’s all hers,” the witness claims.
After that, the witness said that she pulled out her cell phone again, this time to try and record the argument, of which only part of the audio was picked up.
“Let’s do it, get the cops,” Del Rio can be heard saying in the video. Paige responds by saying, “Just stay out of my life, leave me the f**k alone, I’m trying to get away from you.”
The witness’ voice can also be heard midway through the audio saying “don’t follow her, I’m a huge fan by the way,” as she continues along with them.
Del Rio is then heard claiming they got into a fight inside the restaurant and accused his fiancee of “assaulting” him.
Listen to the audio clip in the video below:
From what she knows about the situation, the witness believed the argument between the pair started because Del Rio said inflammatory comments about one of Paige’s family members.
“From what I gather, he said something like, ‘I hope your f***ing uncle dies tomorrow, and grabs her wrist because he was mad she was on the phone for so long,” the witness said. “They wanted to leave, so he got mad and grabbed her wrist. She got upset and threw water on him and she ran out.”
After her video stops, the witness said that she stayed along with Paige and asked if she needs any assistance.
“I just wanted to help at that point,” she said, noting that an airport security guard with a K-9 stopped Del Rio “because they could smell the alcohol.”
Hours after the “domestic incident” was first reported, Paige sent a tweet asking for prayers for her uncle Stanley.
Del Rio, who currently wrestles for Impact Wrestling under the ring name Alberto El Patron, last wrestled in WWE in last August. He was suspended August 18, 2016 for violating the WWE’s wellness policy. While under suspension, he said he was given many empty promises since his 2015 return to the company. On September 9, 2016, the two parties came to an agreement for a release from his contract.
Paige is currently on hiatus from WWE due to a neck injury. Along with Del Rio, she was suspended for 30 days in August 2016 for violating the wellness policy. Less than two months later, she was suspended 60 days for her second violation of the policy.
She and her father had claimed it was because of medication prescribed for her neck injury, but WWE later issued a statement saying that it was an “illegal substance” she tested positive for.