Alberto Del Rio: Overrated by the WWE Universe But Talented Nonetheless

Jack WindhamAnalyst IFebruary 4, 2011

Alberto Del Rio
Alberto Del Rio

When Vince McMahon pulls the strings, things happen.

At the Royal Rumble pay per view, McMahon pulled the string on Alberto Del Rio. He chose the second generation star to become his next star by having him win the battle royale and receiving a chance to headline the biggest wrestling event of the year – WrestleMania.

The moment he pulled that string was the moment where Del Rio became overrated.

Del Rio is a superb performer. He's already considered a good in-ring performer by WWE standards, but he's even better when the limitations are removed. The 33-year-old is also one of the better mic workers in the company already, showing screen presence and comfort. His gimmick has been taken from JBL and Ted DiBiase, but there's a reason for that – it works.

However, with the strings being pulled, it means that the WWE Universe has added about 25 more points to each of his skills.

While Del Rio is certainly a good performer, it's borderline insane to use a term like "legendary" to describe him. That term should be saved for guys like Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio.

Del Rio will more than likely get to that level (both as a performer and as a draw) some day, but for now, he's become overrated.


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