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Alberto Del Rio has had a lot of time to sit at home during his injury and he's studied a lot of tape on his 100-inch LCD TV. He thought he'd come back to fight CM Punk for the WWE Championship, but there's one thing that's more important to ADR than gold: his Mexican heritage.
Del Rio demands an audience with Hunico, who rolls down to the ring on a low-rider bicycle with former FCW star Donny Marlow (son of legendary wrestler Haku, now wrestling as Camacho).
Del Rio calls Hunico a disgrace. Not only did he lose his mask and name to Sin Cara but he looks like some low-life thug that crawled out from under a rock in the barrio looking for a hand-out. ADR gives Hunico an ultimatum: either pull up his pants and stop disrespecting the Mexican tradition or leave WWE forever.
Hunico fires back, calling Del Rio a hypocrite.
He says, "You don't care about Mexico. You don't care about your people. If you'd spend half the money helping people as you do on your stupid cars, there wouldn't be people like me, people who have to get hard or die. You're worse than garbage!"
...At which point Camacho would flatten ADR with a clothesline and hit Ricardo Rodriguez with his finisher, the Tongan Death Grip. Hunico continues to talk smack in Spanish as Del Rio rolls out of the ring, vowing to make Hunico pay.
(The contrast between rich and poor parallels nicely with ongoing social unrest in the form of "the 99 vs. 1%" and Occupy Wall Street.)
Del Rio works a pay-per-view against Hunico, who beats him via undetected interference, and it becomes clear that ADR can't overcome superior numbers. He needs something to level the playing field.
"Ricardo," he says,"I'm going to teach you how to fight."
Anyone familiar with Ricardo Rodriguez knows that he can already wrestle (and is currently doing so at a high level down in FCW) but he's always been a clumsy know-nothing during his tenure in WWE.
Del Rio needing someone he can trust, however, means a slew of entertaining training vignettes as Ricardo prepares for a tag team bout against Hunico and Camacho at the next pay-per-view.
"Be fierce!" Del Rio says, encouraging Ricardo to lift some heavy weights. "Become a creature from legend, a mythical beast! Become the Chimaera!"
(Chimaera is, of course, the name Rodriguez wrestled under on the Independent circuit.)
The feud carries across several pay-per-views, culminating in an elimination tables match with $100,000 of Del Rio's money on the line against Hunico's career. Ricardo is eliminated early, leaving Del Rio to suffer a two-on-one situation (again).
Hunico and Camacho go over, leading to a new story on Smackdown where they adjust to life as "wealthy entrepreneurs" (like Bayou Billionaires on CMT).
Del Rio blames Rodriguez for losing the match and costing him so much money (and respect) and the two spend a few more tenuous weeks together before Ricardo gets fed up with ADR's constant criticism and slaps his mentor. They go on to feud mano-y-mano.