Royalty: Despite Our Opinions, We Have to Respect Alberto Del Rio

RiZESenior Writer IFebruary 18, 2011

I would like to thank all of my fellow Bleachers! This is my first official article as a Senior Analyst and without your comments, reads, and likes I wouldn’t have been promoted. I intend to show my gratitude with two non-biased articles pertaining to WrestleMania.


His name is Alberto Del Rio but you already knew that. During the summer of 2010, multiple vignettes aired hyping the debut of this Hispanic Superstar. We knew him as Dos Caras Jr., son of the legendary Dos Caras Sr. and an established star from Mexico.


Upon his debut, Del Rio made an immediate impact. He insulted the legendary Rey Mysterio and set up a match for later in the evening. To our surprise, Alberto cleanly defeated Mysterio. No ring announcers, chairs, or cheap tactics, Del Rio defeated Rey single-handedly.


That’s when we realized, this guy is going to be a BIG deal. After taking out Mysterio, Alberto entered an ill-fated feud with Christian that would end with Captain Charisma tearing his pectoral muscle.

Del Rio’s talent is undeniable.

Besting members of both brands, Alberto was on a rocket ship to the top, and even harsh criticism from yours truly didn’t stop him.


Resuming his feud with Mysterio, Del Rio ended up on the short end of the stick on numerous occasions but won when it mattered. Their final encounter saw Del Rio win thanks to Ricardo Rodriguez.

This hotshot told us week in and week out that he was going to win the Royal Rumble.


That’s exactly what Del Rio did despite the likes of John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton and Sheamus, also involved in the match.

While there may have been numerous reasons behind it, if we take a look at these circumstances, Alberto Del Rio was the only option to win. Now that Del Rio is locked to take on the World Champion at WrestleMania, will he win or will he fall to the Rated R Superstar?


Whether if it’s the humor he brings us with his signature wink and smile followed by you already knew that, or the arrogance he invokes in his promos. Boos from the crowd when Ricardo Rodriguez announces this Superstar, or the marvelous vehicles he drives.


The total package will continue to thrill us for years to come and winning the World Championship is just the icing on the cake.


Del Rio is coming fast. He’s worked for everything he has received and didn’t need the multiple pushes or backstage influence from others.

In the end, we all have to respect Del Rio for earning his spot.

Even me.