Controversy at its finest, eh?
I know—Del Rio is WWE Champion, how can he be misused?
The issue is, like I said in the first article, he is not being used in the right way.
Del Rio is not ready to be WWE Champion, and you can tell by everything he is doing as the champ.
Many people expected Del Rio to be WWE Champion eventually, and it was even flirted with at WrestleMania after he won the biggest Royal Rumble match in history. It would have been the perfect time for him to hold a world title—especially after finding out that Edge was going.
Del Rio is now WWE Champion and it is really uncomfortable to watch—not because he is awful in the ring or on the mic, but because he is so out of place right now. He doesn't fit as WWE Champion when guys like CM Punk and John Cena were killing it promo and match-wise the last few months.
Then factor in that The Miz had an excellent run as WWE Champion (and he is now dropping off from that level), and it just seems that Del Rio is not the champ at the right time—which means fans really aren't getting behind him.
I'm all for a Del Rio championship run, but the issue is that this was the worst time in the world to do it, because it kills what was seen as a great rivalry between Punk and Cena. Now people are so used to that rivalry—and its high level of crisp action and storyline—that Del Rio is seen as an interruption.
Some would say that was the purpose, as MITB was able to be cashed in at any time.
But, Del Rio is a special case
He is an older WWE Superstar with little time to get over and stay there. So, you can't use him the wrong way and then expect it to be okay. I get wanting to push him to the moon really quick, but you have to do the push at the right time of the flow, storyline-wise.
Right now, Del Rio and his push are heavily misused. Had this happened at Survivor Series for example, I doubt anyone would have had an issue with it.