Del Rio needs to be repackaged, but as a heel. Look at what happened to Sheamus when he turned face. He's funny as hell with his little stories he likes to tell, but he lost so much passion in the ring. He was a frickin' menace. Del Rio could be too. I personally love the idea the person has on this site about Ricardo being the Keyser Soze behind Del Rio. That could be a great way to put Del Rio over as a face if you wanted to.
The main thing Del Rio needs is a legit finisher. I HATE the arm bar and would love to see something that looks more devastating than a guy humping another man's arm.
I like ADR but there's something that's clearly missing. A piece of the puzzle is missing. I remember when everyone was on his nuts when he came in... it's funny how things change huh?
first off, if ADR "stole" JBLs gimmick, then JBL stole it from Ted Dibiase, who probs stole it from someone in the NWA before most of us were born. so its time to stop making that comment.
second, don caras (adr's old man) and his uncle mil mascaras are GODs in mexico, so of course the mexicano population would pop for ADR. mexicanos are also VERY smart wrestling fans and can respect him for the in ring work, while US fans cheer for someone as untalented in ring as Sheamus.
the money gimmick is always a heel, it makes no sense to turn him face...
Originally Posted by TheBritishInvasion
my favourite thing about Del Rio is his Ring announcer *speaks random spanish* GURAYGHYAGARROoaee Albertooooooooooo DEEEEEL RIIIIOOOOOOOOOO0
Damas y caballeros isn't random spanish, it means ladies and gentleman. Sorry you don't understand spanish. I don't know if your racist or just ignorant
I liked your blog. Don't agree with all of it but there is nothing wrong with that. ADR is excellent in the ring but his gimmick is a dud. Ted DiBiase Sr. did it better. ADR and the "Million Dollar Mexican" gimmick is just to meh.
The comments about a face ADR are interesting. If they could build towards that it could get interesting. If things stay status quo I don't think he will go anywhere.
Ricardo is total money though. His feud with Santino could be comedic gold.
Great blog! I couldnt agree more. I love ADR's persona, entrance and in ring work. I think he's great. I think he should actually sit down and watch some of the ring psychology that Jake Roberts or Larry Zbyszko had. Even JBL to an extent. I'm thinking the backlash against him is similar to what I used to have against HBK in the mid-90s. Honestly, I thought he was annoying and got easy heel heat with his incredibly lame promos (at least up until his WM14 promos). But, after that match at WM14, I finally saw the light and became a huge fan of his. My guess is that there are sooo many people blinded by how good of a job Del Rio is actually doing. The guy is 10x more interesting / entertaining than Randy Orton and he's considered one of the top guys in the WWE.
Originally Posted by aweso_me
ADR needs that Eddie Guerrero type person to push him like Eddie pushed JBL
By far am I a fan of Del Rio. I don't hate the guy, just find him rather bland. He does have a comedic side in him. If intertwined with a "Eddie Guerrero" persona, I believe the fans would eat it right up.
Having him turn face over a period of time would be worth while.
On a side note I kind of calculated the "face over heel" Smackdown ratio. What with Orton wanting to return as a heel,(which the E', most likely won't be doing), I unfortunately can't see an ADR face turn anytime soon.
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