Seriously, WWE management just dosen't know when to call a flop a flop, do they?
After 2 full years of shoving him down out our throat, giving him two WWE Championship reigns, a victory at the Royal Rumble, winning Money in the Bank, and making him the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Championship countless times over the course of 2012...Alberto Del Rio still couldn't get over as a heel.
So what do they do? Turn him into a babyface at the most random of times and hope that hanging with a babyface Miz and hometown favorites like Tommy Dreamer and The Brooklyn Brawler will get him over as a good guy. And not surprisingly, between himself, Miz, Ricardo, the hometown favorite, and whoever their opponents are, he's STILL the most unover person in the match.
Perhaps it's because Vince McMahon and Triple H don't like to admit failure, particuarly when it comes to a pet project like Del Rio (who, back in 2011, was dubbed the next top heel of the company), but it's time to face facts - nobody gives a damn about ADR.
As forced as his heel run was, I think this face run is going to be even worse. The Mexican JBL? More like the Mexican Jeff Jarrett. And that comparison is almost an insult to Double J.
I'm going to enjoy watching this trainwreck of a face turn play out over the course of 2013, and watch it be no more successful as when he was a heel.