Alberto Del Rio: How Can WWE Freshen Up His Character?

SMGAnalyst IIDecember 10, 2012

His name is Alberto Del Rio, but you already knew that!

Del Rio had one of the quickest rises to the top of WWE in 2011 when he won the WWE Championship twice, and won Money in the Bank—the only 40-man Royal Rumble match.

Since then, however, Del Rio has received countless chances to return to the main event.

Why does he continue to fail to become a World Champion or legitimate contender?

Because his character is staler than a year-old piece of bread.

Alberto Del Rio should have known. He talked and talked and talked about his destiny. His destiny was to become WWE Champion, but then what?

So how can WWE freshen up Alberto Del Rio’s character?

Let’s discuss the path back to relevancy for Del Rio.

WWE is actually off to a good start in helping Del Rio by providing recent interactions with Rosa Mendes.

Rosa Mendes would be the perfect valet for someone like Alberto Del Rio.

Del Rio’s current manager, Ricardo Rodriguez, is hurting ADR more than helping him.

Rodriguez is much more over with the fans than Del Rio. It has become no secret that people would love to see Rodriguez break away from Del Rio. Rosa Mendes entering the situation can make the split between Rodriguez and Del Rio more likely.

For many of you this situation may remind of you “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase and his former protégé Virgil. After Dibiase treated Virgil poorly, the former protégé turned on his boss, starting a feud between the two. A similar path may come for Del Rio and Rodriguez.


Alberto Del Rio would choose Rosa Mendes over Ricardo Rodriguez, turning his face in the meantime.

Mendes, as many of you know, is currently managing Epico and Primo. This angle would allow Epico and Primo to join Del Rio and Mendes in a stable.

Del Rio enters ringside in an expensive car each week, showing off his fame and fortune. Del Rio should adopt a similar character in Dibiase, in which he claims to have millions of dollars. No, the Prime Time Players will not be involved in this angle. Sorry.

Del Rio would have “purchased” the services of Mendes, Epico and Primo starting a Mexican Million Dollar Corporation. (I know Epico and Primo are from Puerto Rico, but just go with it.)

Wait, it doesn’t stop there.

The Mexican Million Dollar Corporation, or MMDC, would feud with Ricardo Rodriguez, Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara.

Mysterio and Cara would argue that the MMDC is disrespectful to their heritage, joining Ricardo in their plan to destroy the MMDC.

This would set up a six man tag team match for Elimination Chamber between Del Rio, Epico and Primo against Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara and Ricardo Rodriguez.


However, Sin Cara turns on Rey costing them the match and giving the win to his new group, the MMDC.


To set up the highly anticipated match for WrestleMania 29 between Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara, of course.

It has been rumored for months that WWE would like to set up a match between the two for WrestleMania.

Where does this leave Alberto Del Rio? The ideal situation would have him facing his former protégé, Ricardo Rodriguez, one on one on the grandest stage of them all.

As someone who already has his ticket for WrestleMania 29, I would love to see this happen.

Alberto Del Rio is in serious need of a character change or perhaps just a tweak or two to freshen up his stance in WWE.

By putting the attractive Rosa Mendes in his corner and giving him a stable to manage, Del Rio could have the opportunity to be a serious contender for a World Title after his feud with Ricardo is over.

What do you think? How do you think WWE can freshen up Alberto Del Rio’s character? Please leave your suggestions and comments in the section below.


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