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People always complain about how they are sick and tired of always seeing John Cena in the main event, but if those people don't have the same thoughts about Alberto Del Rio, they have a lot of explaining to do.
There has yet to be a single pay-per-view this year that did not involve Del Rio in the World Heavyweight Championship picture—even the one that did not feature an actual World Heavyweight Championship match itself.
If that isn't overkill, what is?
It is at least justifiable to have Cena in a perpetual spot like this when he is easily one of the most popular stars in the company, but Del Rio isn't remotely in the same league and shouldn't be treated the same.
After all these years, Del Rio has been unable to connect with the audience, whether heel or face, at the level that WWE obviously wants him to.
Despite this, instead of moving on and switching things up to try other people out, WWE continues to slot Del Rio into pay-per-view after pay-per-view.
For TLC, it would be nice to take a break.
Under no circumstances should Del Rio be inserted into the WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship unification match, since he does not have either title to his name, nor did he lose to Cena in a way that would justify a rematch.
On top of this, Del Rio has not started a feud with anybody else to warrant having a match between himself and that wrestler.
If Del Rio truly isn't a huge draw, WWE needs to stop pretending like he is.
A different Albert—Einstein to be exact—once said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.
When Del Rio hasn't been responsible for great buyrates on the past 11 events that he was featured, it's doubtful that by not having him on the 12th that there will be much of a loss.
Do you agree with this list or disagree with the wrestlers named here? Are there any others that you feel should be left off the card?
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