We used to hate him.
The sly look. The scarf around his neck. How he thumbed his nose at everyone in the WWE because he thought he was the best there was. In some respects, he was right.
We wanted to see a makeover. We wanted to see change in his demeanor. We wanted to see a new valet (Rosa Mendes) and the elimination of "Tattoo" from his side. All of these things never happened.
But, in the end, Del Rio did the one thing we thought would not happen. By turning face, Alberto Del Rio helped his image, made us like him, and most of all, gave the WWE a way to promote different feuds this year and in the future.
Here are a few reasons Del Rio's character turn will truly benefit the WWE in the coming year.