10 Reasons Alberto Del Rio Can Be the WWE's Greatest Mexican Superstar Ever
His name is Alberto Del Rio, but you already knew that, and it's his destiny to be the greatest Mexican superstar the WWE universe has ever seen. The current WWE Champion has only been wrestling for the company for less than two years, but is already one of the most high-profile superstars the company has.
That said, he still has quite a lot to do before he can be considered the greatest Mexican superstar ever. However, gaining that title isn't out of the realm of possibility, and there are 10 reasons he might just pull it off. Read on to find out what they are.
Alberto Del Rio hasn't been in the WWE for very long, but in the short time he's been around, he's made quite the impact. He's already been able to win the 2011 Royal Rumble and have two reigns as WWE champion during his short career.
His exceptional work in the ring and the ability to get over as a heel are amazing. He's used his exceptional talent to make a huge splash with the WWE; routinely being chosen to main event huge pay per views for the company. If continues to show the fans how talented he is, he will be well on his way to becoming the best ever.
The best superstars have that "it" factor. The thing that makes people love them if they're a face and hate them if they're a heel. The thing that gives them complete control of an audience, able to shape them to their will with only a single facial expression.
Del Rio has that charisma. He draws heat as well as almost anyone in the WWE right now and is only getting better. That said, he spent most of his time in Mexico wrestling as a face, and it's an interesting prospect to see how well he can perform when he does eventually make a face turn for WWE audiences.
8) Back Story
The tale of a wealthy businessman who's better than everyone else because of his money has been told before. JBL is the first superstar that comes to mind, but there are few others who have gone this route before.
That said, we've never really seen a Hispanic character play the role Alberto Del Rio does. Eddie Guerrero might be the closest we've ever come, but he was never really portrayed as rich and successful.
Del Rio's character is a new breed, something his Mexican fans have yet to see from one of their own. They're finally seeing something different from Rey Mysterio Jr., and those differences could help Del Rio become even more popular as a heel.
The cross armbreaker isn't quite as exciting as something like the 450 Splash, but it's a devastating submission move that makes you believe Del Rio can beat anyone at any moment.
That's an important trait for a wrestler to have. If fans don't believe in your talent and your finisher, then it's very hard for the WWE to book you strongly.
Del Rio is a believable champion. His finisher looks like it hurts and is difficult to get out of. Guys like Rey Mysterio have a finisher that doesn't really make me believe that they could actually beat anybody, but Del Rio made me a believer the first time I saw him lock the cross armbreaker in.
Rey Mysterio is the only other big Hispanic superstar in the WWE right now, but he's 36 and has been wrestling since the early 90s. Del Rio isn't much younger, but has only been in the business for 11 years. His body is much fresher than Mysterio, and he will surely last much longer than the masked man.
Because of that, Del Rio is going to be the biggest Mexican superstar in the company soon and will gain all the fans from that demographic. Without anyone else who can truly compete with him, his popularity will sky rocket to the same heights stars like Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero.
Many WWE fans who don't follow wrestling outside of the company don't know this, but Del Rio is actually the son of world-famous luchador Dos Caras. His father is widely regarded as the greatest heavyweight to ever come out of Mexico, and he is the man who trained Del Rio early in his career.
Having a world-famous father can be a huge help in becoming a wrestling superstar; just look at guys like Randy Orton and The Rock. Those two also have wrestling in their blood and have both been very successful in their career. Hopefully, Del Rio can do the same and make his father and country proud.
4) Mic Work
Just having talent can get you pretty far in this business, but if you don't have excellent mic work, you'll never make it to the upper levels up superstardom in the WWE.
All the great wrestlers, from Hulk Hogan on, were all excellent on the stick and could make whip crowds into a frenzy with just a few short sentences.
Del Rio isn't quite on the level of Chris Jericho or The Rock, but his mic work is amazing for a guy who hasn't been doing this for very long.
As he continues to get time in the spotlight, his talking ability is only going to improve. When you add that to his raw talent in the ring, you get a guy who could become one of the best someday.
If there's one thing Alberto Del Rio doesn't lack, it's confidence. The man is so sure of himself, it's almost sickening. He has a level of cockiness that is perfectly suited to his heel character and that is what makes him so good at what he does.
For a wrestler to truly make it, he needs to be completely confident in his own ability. Del Rio is confident enough for at least three men.
That said, he uses it to his advantage by drawing insane amounts of heat through his cocky ways. It may be off-putting to some fans, but for many it's the reason to cheer for him.
Del Rio has already accomplished so much, that it's hard to remember he's only been with the company for a few years. The man has done so many incredible things in such a short amount of time that it's crazy to think about what he could accomplish in the next 10 years.
He's already 34, but he hasn't been wrestling as long as other guys his age. That means he still has quite a bit left in the tank and should be able to contribute at a high level for quite some time.
If he continues his current excellence, that's a long time for Del Rio to build up his career and make himself known as the greatest Mexican superstar of all time.
You knew I was going to slip this in. It was Del Rio's destiny to win the Royal Rumble and main event WrestleMania.
He wasn't able to capture his first WWE championship there, but finally fulfilled his destiny a few months later when he won the title from CM Punk. He would lose it later on, but then he quickly reclaimed it by beating Punk and John Cena in a Hell in a Cell match.
Not only is it his destiny to wear WWE gold, but it's his destiny to become an all-time great. He has all the tools you look for in an all-time great and looks to have the work ethic that will make him strive to be even better.
The wrestling world needs to pay attention to Del Rio because he's well on his way to fulfilling his destiny and becoming the greatest Mexican superstar of all time.