Ex Con With A Heart Of Gold
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Re: Seriously, is Del Rio the most boring wrestler of all time?
He's rich, but we don't know how. We never see him do anything with his money, apart from presumably pay Ricardo and rent Astin Martins.
The fundamental problems are how and why and what? How did he get the money, why did he become a wrestler and what does he do with the money?
His first month or so of vignettes made a very pointed effort to put this idea in our minds: Alberto Del Rio is a cultured, well read, well traveled man who went to the finest of universities. He's an aristocratic and intellectual egomaniac. Everything Sandow and Cesaro have been doing ADR should have been doing. It is an entire aspect of his character just missing.
Three, they set him up with the destiny thing. The thing with the destiny is, once it is fulfilled it is hard to stay interested and emotionally invested in the character. It was his DESSSSTINY to get some accolades and be WWE champ. So he made Rey tap (in his debut, no less!), injured Matt Hardy and Christian, forced Edge out of the company, won the Royal Rumble, won Money in the Bank, proceeded to make at least half the roster tap to him (many of these being squash matches) won the WWE title (twice) and worked PPV main events for the company's top title with the company's top talents. So...Destiny accomplished. In spades In about 11 months. OOPS. Now you give me the green light to never care about him if you don't develop his character beyond a tremendously successful destiny fulfillment.
Also, isn't a guy talking about his destiny, having a hard time achieving and finally achieving it more of a story arc for a babyface? Why should I be interested if ADR fulfills his destiny? His character is shallow and a bad guy to boot. I could see people loving to root against a Successful Heel like say, a dynasty in sports like the Yankees Evil Empire or the L.A. Sex Crimes but....
ADR isn't fleshed out enough as a character and doesn't have the history and the backstory of doing crooked, sinister things and repeatedly fucking my favorite wrestlers over. The person who could honestly pull off the "I'm So Successful and You Can Suck A Dick If You Don't Like It" heel run is...
Edit: I want to talk a little more about this "destiny" thing. Here is an idea...ADR is a gambler and a lunatic one at that. He is a paranoid schizophrenic with the most frayed connection to reality while still being able to function. He amasses a fortune for the sole purpose of being dominant in the WWE and the "destiny" thing could have consumed him and slowly but surely took him from a suave but mentally diseased man to a deranged, bloodthirsty terror hellbent on getting "karmic retribution" and visiting "misfortune" on people he deemed to be thwarting his destiny. You can just say DESTINY 1000 times and make it a very important part of the character and do nothing with it.
Last edited by SPCDRI; 11-20-2012 at 06:00 PM.