Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
You know, if Barrett had just debuted for WWE and not already had a near 3 year career with them, I'd say it would've been perfect if he debuted as Del Rio's bodyguard/problem solver/mercenary whom Del Rio hired due to hearing about his bare-knuckle fighting... a guy to get the job done for Del Rio and get over in the process, while also playing to Del Rio's strength and getting over himself. Eventually he would turn on Del Rio, which would either make him a face (which is hard to see Barrett as), or if it'd been booked correctly, to somehow manipulate Del Rio, get the World Title and stab Del Rio in the back.
Now it may be too late for that to play out like that exactly, but I think a partnership between them in some fashion would be ideal for both men at this point, with them acknowledging it to the benefit of both Barrett and Del Rio.
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