His cousins, Sicodelico Jr. He made his debut appearance on May 9, as Dos Caras Jr. He would continue to wrestle for Hustle under the ring names Dos Caras Jr. He turned his attention away from the matches and instead try to win the approval of the fans, often costing his team the match because he was distracted. Caras himself explained this behavior by stating that he "hurt his shoulder, but bravely stayed in the arena".
He agreed to the contract since it addressed the main reasons why he turned down the WWE's offer in January One night he wrestled as Dos Caras, but he did not wear his mask. He was presented as a villain in a losing effort against Christian. After two months, Del Rio wrestled his first match at a house show in Brisbane , Australia and a week later, he made his television debut on the August 20 episode of SmackDown by defeating Rey Mysterio in the main event by submission with the cross armbreaker.
Brodus Clay won the match and chose Del Rio as his new pro. However, Edge managed to come out the exchange victorious, after Christian returned from his injury and attacked Del Rio. After competing in a match, Show was run over by Del Rio's car, driven by Rodriguez, leaving him sidelined with a storyline knee injury.
However, before the match began, Del Rio attacked Sheamus along with men posing as police officers,  which led to SmackDown General Manager Booker T taking away his number one contender's status in result. Del Rio was then awarded the title match in Rodriguez's place, however, the match ended in a no contest after Sheamus attacked Big Show. As Rodriguez was about to lose the match, Del Rio attacked Show from behind, causing a disqualification and re-igniting a feud between Del Rio and Show.
Langston in a series of matches, which Del Rio won Afterwards, Del Rio brutally attacked Rodriguez. After the match, Del Rio insulted the soon-to-be returning Batista and that he would eliminate Batista in the Royal Rumble to get everyone talking about him.
Before that, Del Rio squashed Dolph Ziggler. At Battleground he participated in a battle royal for the vacant Intercontinental Championship but was eliminated by Dolph Ziggler. Del Rio lost several matches over the following weeks and was fired from WWE on August 7, due to "unprofessional conduct" following an altercation with an employee who allegedly made a racist joke. He was nicknamed this in WWE by Ricardo Rodriguez, during ring introductions and Spanish commentary, but it was not trademarked.
They were interrupted by the Los Perros del Mal stable. Anderson in the finals. Hair Lucha de Apuestas. However, on May 13, , Alberto was defeated by Hernandez after Mundo threw him against a window, losing his opportunity. Return to WWE — See also: Del Rio in April