Really I look at Alberto Del Rio and I see this guy when he first debuted and shoved down out throats and not going to lie I was pretty impressed. His first match against Rey Mysterio and winning was impressive and I knew this guy would be a top star in the WWE in the next year or two. Now we all know Del Rio how he was pushed on Smackdown, ever since he arrived he seemed like a clear cut favorite to win the Royal Rumble.
Now we all know Del Rio won the Rumble went onto Wrestlemania and faced Edge here is the question was he ready? I do not think so now many are going to say look at Lesnar though... what about him? Lesnar looked like a giant badass he is a guy you do not want to fight. Not saying Del Rio isn't but when you look at him does he look like an apposing threat in the WWE? Sure he has an MMA background I know that but really besides that the guy does not look like a threat. He just looks like some pretty boy guy in a Mexican soap opera.
Really Del Rio was pushed way to fast for my liking. Sure many internet smarks are going to defend him and say about his in ring work, and granted I will give him that he is an excellent worker. Though on the microphone I am sorry he is boring too me. Cut copy and past every promo of his almost the same. Granted I give him props for learning English in two years time. I just can not feel the excitement in an Alberto Del Rio promo. As funny as it sound he just does not bring in any excitement for his words. It just feels dull and boring kind of like a Randy Orton promo. Sure Del Rio is a better talker than Orton but on an entertainment level he is not that great.
Now one thing about Del Rio why WWE was so high on him, and if you deny this than you are blind was not only his work rate but his heritage. Alberto Del Rio was a hispanic a true blooded one might I add. Born and raised in Mexico and really to be honest WWE did not have really anyone huge in Mexico at the time that was not a midget. Rey Mysterio a guy big in his heart and big in merchandise but that is it. He was a huge draw but once again size prevented him in a lot of success in the WWE when it comes to world titles. Three titles yes but one was given too because he was hot and not to mention that first title reign was given out of pity lets be honest here. Second title reign they did not trust in Swagger and gave it to him, and please do I need to go over that third title reign? So anyways who else did WWE have that was hispanic that was huge? Eddie one time world champion first Latino American world champion for the company. Yes Eddie was huge but the thing was he was still pretty small and his death really hurt the company.
Now Del Rio is billed as the "Mexican hero" this big draw in Mexico, but guess who is the bigger draw and in smaller stature Sin Cara
Sin Cara otherwise known as Mistico is a bigger draw than Del Rio, Del Rio is billed as the huge hero for Mexico. Yet a guy who got caught for steroids and really was done with your company is on the cover. Really if Del Rio is known as this companies Mexican hero why is he not the draw there? Something very lacking as a main eventer in many ways not being a draw especially how you build this guy.
He has just really felt force as the WWE champion. He has been really not that huge. If you notice he was a Royal Rumble winner failed like many have had before, was not at the level enough to even main event Wrestlemania. He opened the show. Not only that cheap victory to win the WWE title and you have him lose the title to Cena by submission. To be honest I just do not see him as a main eventer now, in one year yes. Now I just feel he has been shoved down my throat something that turns me off as a main eventer.
Now people are going to say names like Cena, but guys Cena was built up to become world champion and has been solidified, same goes for Punk. To be honest I just don't feel Del Rio is a main event level talent that is just my opinion. What are your guys thoughts on Del Rio? Do you agree?
Hey yall sorry I have not been on this site lately. Reason being is because of college and not to mention being head admin of PWM trying to keep that ship running. So really just wanted to post this column you will see more columns for me as I have been taking an interest to them. So thanks all hope you enjoy the read.