Former WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio announced on Instagram this week that he will marry fiance and current WWE superstar Paige on Wednesday with a heartfelt message of love, conspiracy, and vengeance.
“I[t] doesn’t matter how many times you try to break us,” Del Rio announced on the social media platform, claiming that he and Paige have been and still are being “harassed by a company,” allegedly out to “destroy us ” and “destroy my baby,” possibly referring to a series of leaked sex tapes and images that were stolen and released online without Paige’s permission earlier this month. “She’s better and stronger than all of you pieces of [poop emoji].”
Del Rio then announced that he and Paige, who announced their engagement last year amidst a chorus of jealousy and patriarchal faux-concern from mouth breathing wrestling fanatics, will wed on Wednesday.
“Have a nice and go F*** yourself hatters,” Del Rio concluded in the touching statement.
Regarding the tapes, Paige also released a statement on those via several images posted to Twitter.
“It was my mistake and I’ll always take responsibility,” Paige said. “But the one thing that was the hardest was thinking ‘my husband is gonna leave me’ ‘my family will disown me’ but I’m blessed beyond words to have a family and a husband that stuck by me because they know who I am.”
“Not only was I a victim of viral humiliation but a victim of cyberbullying,” Paige said of the tapes, which included videos of Paige having sex with former WWE superstar Brad Maddox and also having sex with current WWE superstar Xavier Woods while Brad Maddox filmed, as well as Brad Maddox ejaculating on the NXT Women’s Championship belt. It was rumored that Paige and Woods could be punished by WWE despite being the victims of an illegal violation of privacy who did nothing morally or legally wrong, but the company does not seem to have punished Woods, who will still host Wrestlemania with his faction The New Day, though the group has appeared only in backstage segments on the last two episodes of Monday Night Raw, possibly in an attempt to reduce chants about the tapes from the crowd. There has also been no indication that the leaks have had an effect on the movie about Paige’s life currently being produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Paige said that she had days that she wanted to physically harm herself because of the leaks due to the suffering they caused her and her family. Paige said that she and Del Rio want to bring the perpetrators of the leaks to justice and bring awareness to others who are the victims of hacking and cyber bullying. It’s unclear at this time who was responsibly for releasing the videos and images, but it’s believed they were part of a large batch of illegally stolen and released celebrity photos and videos that hit the internet that same week.
“Onwards and upwards,” she added. “Just looking into the future and being happy! I mean, come on, I’m getting married? How can I not be happy!!!!”
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) March 28, 2017