WWE Raw: Alberto Del Rio Is Missing Something

Josh McCainSenior Writer IAugust 3, 2011

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  Alberto Del Rio is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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I've tried to get on board the Alberto Del Rio heel train for a while now, but I've had a problem doing so.

The problem is that there isn't much to Alberto Del Rio. 

He's a good in-ring performer, but his persona just doesn't speak to me.  He's a more bland Mexican version of the Million Dollar Man. 

Really, the only difference between Ted Dibiase and Del Rio is that Dibiase used to buy wrestlers and pay people from the crowd to do stupid things.

Those things, and the fact that we really hadn't seen that before, made Dibiase interesting.

Del Rio has his own announcer and comes out in a new luxury car each week and then yells into the microphone about his destiny—and that's about it.

As a heel, he doesn't really get under my skin. 

The other two top heels on the Raw roster are a hell of a lot more interesting.

The Miz is great at getting under your skin. When he comes out to do a promo, you are just waiting for a face's music to come on and you hope that the "Awesome One" is going to his block knocked off.

R-Truth, on the other hand, is downright entertaining. 

He's cut some great promos with John Cena, Triple H and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

On the flip side, when Del Rio comes out to cut a promo, I just get up and go grab another beer.

Because he's so bland, I don't care much for his matches either.

At WrestleMania, he was going against Edge (a guy I really like) for the World Heavyweight Title. I could have honestly cared less.

In fact, the only Del Rio match I can say that I actually cared about was his match against Christian for the title, and that's only because I was hoping to see Christian capture his first major title.

I hope the WWE does figure out something for Del Rio because, like I said, I like his in-ring work.

It's just that I find everything else boring.