Alberto Del Rio and WWE Superstars Who Would Have Thrived in the '80s

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Alberto Del Rio and WWE Superstars Who Would Have Thrived in the '80s
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Alberto Del Rio may never win over today's WWE fans as he is in many ways a relic from the '80s.

He, like a handful of WWE superstars, borrows elements from the past. Some fans prefer this throwback style just as some drivers prefer classic cars.

The 1980s saw WWE transform, the company's cast of characters growing more colorful, more outlandish. Vince McMahon largely built his wrestling and entertainment empire on archetypes and stereotypes.

He didn't just stick with what worked at first, though. His ability to adapt allowed him to sustain his success.

Gimmicks shifted into more subtle territory. WWE's heroes and villains changed with the times.

Stone Cold Steve Austin took the mantle from Hulk Hogan. Austin gave way to John Cena and CM Punk.

During WWE's evolutionary changes, they will surely be anachronisms left behind, the odd dinosaur living among the mammals.

The following men could travel back to the first WrestleMania, the first Survivor Series, back to the days of Cyndi Lauper and Mr. T and fit right in.

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