Great athlete, decent on the mic, but just too boring and uninteresting for me.
This. Exactly. And that is the exact problem with Del Rio. You can give him title after title and he still won't be over as he should. And he lacks the abilities to be a legitimate main eventer despite the multiple attempts to make him one.
It's easier to try to get a Hispanic wrestler over in Texas where the crowd is at least 50% Hispanic and it's easy to pander. Try Iowa. It won't happen. When people say that Del Rio isn't over, they're correct. And the problem is he's forcing getting over (both as a heel and a face) too much to get over properly. Compared to The Miz, his face turn is successful. But in reality, turning him face is just going to land him an upper mid card spot as a comedy act. And whether heel or face, Ricardo is still move over than him.