WWE News: Latest on Plans for Alberto Del Rio and Lord Tensai After WrestleMania

Chris Humphrey@@_CBH_Correspondent IMarch 21, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  Alberto Del Rio is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Every year after WrestleMania in April—the biggest event of the year—the WWE always has some big surprise. We've seen it in the past with former superstars returning to the company and new stars making their debut, most notably Goldberg after WrestleMania XIX.

This year is no different, as the return of former WWE champion Alberto Del Rio and former WWE superstar A-Train, now known as Lord Tensai, already have some big plans after WrestleMania.

From Wrestling News Source:

It's being reported that former two-time WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio will actually be teaming up with his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez at some upcoming live events. This could indicate that Del Rio and Rodriguez will actually become tag team partners when Del Rio makes his return to WWE programming.

Ideas are still being discussed in WWE regarding the upcoming return of Albert the A-Train, now known as "Lord Tensai." It's almost certain that he will receive a huge main event push, either on Monday Night Raw against John Cena or Friday Night SmackDown against WWE's Apex Predator, "The Viper" Randy Orton.

Even though he’ll remain a heel, as he has during his time in the WWE, I would love to see Del Rio become more of a face superstar when he returns full-time from his injuries.

During the 2012 Royal Rumble, Rodriguez had one of the best moments of the Battle Royal match, as he did his best impression of Del Rio to the delight of the people in St Louis.

I don’t want Del Rio and Rodriguez to become a slapstick tag team like Santino Marella and Vladmir Kozlov in the past, but I think they could be a great tag team in the WWE's stale tag division.

As for the return of Albert as Lord Tensai this year, I think a rivalry with John Cena instead of Randy Orton would be a good feud, as both are two of the bigger superstars on the roster and could have some good battles this summer.

So, Bleachers: How do you like the plans for Del Rio and Lord Tensai in the coming weeks on Raw and SmackDown after we move past WrestleMania?

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