I've talked about Christian a lot, so let's focus on his opponent in this match, Alberto Del Rio.
Ever since his on-screen debut, Del Rio has been on an impressive run as he quickly rose to the top after having several solid victories against several established superstars including Rey Mysterio. It became obvious that he's destined to success in WWE.
After few months, the Mexican Aristocrat quickly found himself competing for the World Title. Few weeks later, he was able to win the biggest Royal Rumble match in WWE's history and further solidify his status. He always reminded us before the event that his destiny was to win the match, and he did.
Later, he kept saying that his destiny was to win the World Title against Edge at Wrestlemania 27, and while he seemed to have a high chance of winning as we headed into the event, he couldn't fulfill his destiny as he came short against the Rated "R" Superstar.
Now, he has another chance to win when he faces Christian at Extreme Rules. But this time all circumstances doesn't seem to favor him.
I guess that most people here agree that Alberto Del Rio was able to prove that he belongs to the main event scene. Some people might say that he was pushed early, but that's another issue for another article. I'll only say that it's not only about how many years you spend in WWE, especially when you show that you're ready to be a main eventer.
Many wrestling sites stated in the past that Del Rio was supposed to win the World Title on more than one occasion, but plans were always changed. In other words, it seems that his destiny has been delayed more than once.
I'm not someone who reads a lot in dirt sheets, but I can accept the fact that he does seem to be a victim of current conditions surrounding.
I won't go through his run prior to Wrestlemania because I believe it was a great and somehow, a convincing one. But when he lost at Wrestlemania, many people wondered about the reasons for this, and some of them attributed it to the fact that it was result of change of plans for the other World Title match.
One week later, Edge revealed that he had to follow his doctor's advice and retire. It was said that he underwent some tests right after Wrestlemania, and they showed that he's suffering from serious spinal injuries.
Many fans believed that if Edge had done those checkups prior to the event, results would have been different. Maybe Del Rio would have won the World Title at the grandest stage of them all.
I won't analyze this opinion for now, but all I can say is that Del Rio lost huge momentum after this match. He was supposed to face Edge at Extreme Rules and maybe win. But things changed after the Edge's retirement.
Right now, it seems that Alberto's destiny would be delayed again. It seems that with Edge's retirement and with Christian being his best friend and a longtime deserving superstar, and with Del Rio moving to RAW, Captain Charisma will finally win the big one due to the Edge effect I've been talking about before.
Maybe, Alberto's move to RAW might have made the result clearer.
So again, Del Rio might remind us about his destiny numerous times, but he still has to fulfill this destiny.