WWE Hell in a Cell 2011: Alberto Del Rio's WWE Title Return

Sexton HardcastleAnalyst IOctober 3, 2011

The WWE produced another solid pay-per-view in Hell in a Cell, which again left us with more questions than answers.

The one thing we are sure of is that Alberto Del Rio is once again the WWE Champion. Many, including myself, believed that he didn't perform well as the champion during his first reign and that he should be given more time to grow.

He did, however, manage to win relatively cleanly (Ricardo Rodriguez assisted in locking Cena outside the cell) and the match itself was good by today's hell in a cell standards.

Alberto will gain legitimacy with this win. While he could have benefited with time away from the WWE championship, in hindsight it's clear that he needed this win to remain relevant.

Unlike Night of Champions, two weeks ago, the interferences and over-bookings were saved until after the match. That's where the interest begins.

The Miz and R-Truth were arrested, John Laurinaitis clearly had something to do with it, while Punk, Del Rio and Cena were all left lying. 

We'll have to wait until Raw to see exactly how this all plays out. However, for now, Alberto Del Rio is a two-time WWE champion. 

He could benefit greatly from holding on to the title at least until Survivor Series, which may require Cena to step aside.

With that said, I question the logic behind having Del Rio lose the championship two weeks ago, only to regain it now. If we thought Cena's title victory was pointless then, what is it now?

Alberto Del Rio remains a work in progress for the WWE. A decent championship reign is required for him to establish his character, and possibly move past the one-dimensional Mexican aristocrat-JBL ripoff. 

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