WWE Hell in a Cell 2012: Is Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton Destined to Fail?

Luis Campos@luchalibrelife Analyst IOctober 25, 2012

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Yesterday I wrote an article about the Hell in a Cell match that has everyone talking, but there seems to be one match that will be part of this Sunday's pay-per-view event that no one is talking about—Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio.

Orton and Del Rio have locked hands in the past, but it seems that of their latest interactions, this has been the poorest one, both in terms of its execution and its fan reception.

There is no doubt that, when it comes to talent, both Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio are great superstars capable of putting on amazing displays of athleticism, yet despite their "natural" abilities, both of these men seem to be in a state of stagnancy that forbids them from engaging in any sort of entertaining feud.

Time after time, we have seen both Orton and Del Rio go up against superstars in what seems to be promising feuds only to have their storylines fizzle out or extend beyond their life expectancy—how many times did fans need to see Sheamus vs. Del Rio?

The latest storyline between Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio is no exception to this.

Rather than using these superstars to either push mid-card talent or engage in new feuds, the WWE's creative team has rehashed an old storyline. Old feuds die hard—except when those old feuds were annoying to begin with.

Does anyone really want to see Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio?

As it stands now, these men could present a five-star match come Sunday, but because of their reputation as stagnant superstars, I have no doubt that this match will be the fans' "bathroom break match" come Sunday afternoon.


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