Alberto Del Rio has become a much-maligned figure within the WWE roster. Feuds with Sheamus and Randy Orton have been drawn out and overextended, with Del Rio clearly not the favorite to win the feud and refusing to go away after defeats.
The cocky Mexican aristocrat has sunk from the heady heights he was once pushed to and now has all the momentum of a parked car.
He's the winner of the largest Royal Rumble in history and former WWE Champion (and perennial World Heavyweight champion number one contender) though. What can be done to rescue a man the company clearly has (or had) a lot of faith in?
He is never away from the limelight, and his recent feuds include the biggest names in the company. The two aforementioned SmackDown stars have come along after work with Cena and CM Punk, and before that Rey Mysterio.
But the majority are sick of him being shoved down our throats. From his battles with “destiny” to his one-dimensional ring approach and cross armbreaker submission move, the son of legendary luchador Dos Caras is now a stale figure in WWE.
What can WWE do to rejuvenate him?