Asking JAMES ELLSWORTH for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Dec 2012
Re: How would you Re Package Ted Dibiase?
Change his theme and start things off by making him the guy who wants to be a self made man. Give him a few low profile wins for a few weeks before having Del Rio snide DiBiase backstage for not wanting to take advantage of his fathers fortune or whatever. Del Rio is still a heel and has a feud of his own with others, but his interactions with DiBiase backstage are more or less passive aggressive <= not intended.
Anyways, Del Rio basically wants DiBiase to prove that he's a self made man, so Del Rio will throw weekly challenges of sorts against DiBiase that are usually going to be handicapped against him (Del Rio becomes his unofficial booker for unexplained reasons, but that should be the norm for the WWE).
Since Del Rio will probably lose whatever feud he is in, he will get frustrated and it might cross over to his mini-feud with DiBiase, before they ultimately fight with DiBiase on top.
Okay so "self made man" isn't really a gimmick and DiBiase is still in the lower/midcard at this point, but this was just a random 2 minute idea on how to put him back on the radar and get the audience behind him a bit. With three hour RAWs, I doubt this would take that much time away, so even though its gonna be a project, its not like he's heavily featured. He can still do his tailgate parties and etc, but after this, he'll probably have to evolve some to progress pass a US title reign.
Last edited by RandomLurker; 12-07-2012 at 04:29 AM.