Alberto Del Rio Should Not Win The Royal Rumble This Year

Jack WindhamAnalyst IJanuary 16, 2011

Alberto Del Rio
Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Del Rio might be a future main event level performer, but that future should not happen right away.

There are those in the internet wrestling community that believe that Del Rio should be given serious considerations as a candidate to win the Royal Rumble match this year. With so much hype behind this new superstar, it makes sense that people would forget what that would really mean.

The winner of the Royal Rumble goes on to headline Wrestlemania.

Del Rio might some day become good enough to be a permanent main event performer for WWE (one main event appearance does not make one a permanent fixture of the division). He might even be good enough to headline Wrestlemania some day.

However, that day is not April 3, 2011.

There's a huge step up from being a main-event performer to being a Wrestlemania headliner. That spot is reserved for the best of the best. When you browse through the entire WWE roster right now, only four guys (Undertaker, Triple H, Randy Orton and John Cena) are qualified (in the eyes of Vince McMahon) for that spot.

The Wrestlemania headliner needs to be someone that is so popular within the industry that people will pay big bucks to see them performing in the biggest match at the biggest event of the year.

For now, Del Rio does not qualify for that job.


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