WWE TLC 2012: Are You in Favor of the Apparent ADR Face Turn?

Chris FeatherstoneFeatured ColumnistDecember 17, 2012


On the MizTv segment at the WWE TLC pay-per-view, Miz interviewed 3MB. During the interview, 3MB decided to pick on the Spanish Announce Team. As a result, Ricardo Rodriguez decided to take up for the team in their defense.

Soon after, Rodriguez realized that he was outnumbered, Alberto Del Rio came to his rescue, causing 3MB to retreat, but not before challenging Alberto Del Rio, The Miz and a partner of their choosing—later revealed as the Brooklyn Brawler.

The makeshift team went on to win the match, and there was no ruse executed by Del Rio.

This move was much needed by WWE Creative. Alberto Del Rio has reached a glass ceiling in his career, and his two forgettable reigns as WWE Champion proved that his character has been stale for quite some time.

Even if he eventually becomes heel again in the near future, at least he could garner fan support along the way to use as a bigger launchpad to receive fresh heel heat.

Now, we get to see the CMLL side of ADR. Although he has shown solid in-ring work since his WWE TV debut, much of it has been clouded by his persona.

Two WWE Championships, a Royal Rumble victory and a Money in the Bank win was not enough to keep him relevant as a heel. Hopefully we will witness an Alberto Del Rio revival due to his newly acquired babyface role.

Do you think the ADR face turn was a good move? Civilly comment below.


Chris Featherstone is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report, as well as a writer for WrestlingInc.com. He hosts a wrestling talk show, Pancakes and Powerslams, which airs live every Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET on Blog Talk Radio.

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