Re: Alberto Del Rio and the curse of the babyface in WWE
Don't understand why there's only one *type* of babyface that a wrestler could be in the WWE nowadays. Just like there are many different types of heels, there should be many different types of babyfaces. Hogan, Savage, and Warrior all had different face characteristics. So did Sting, Luger, Steamboat in WCW. Bret, HBK, and Diesel were different during the New Generation. Austin, Rock, Jericho in the AE, Benoit, Cena, Batista, etc were all different in the Ruthless Aggression Era. Now they all seem to be carbon copies of each other and it's no wonder why faces can't seem to get over as well as they did in years past.
I would definitely be
ing for an ass-kicker Sheamus (like I was at the beginning of his face turn in mid-2011) rather than a smiley, happy-go-lucky Sheamus whom I'm completely apathetic about.
As for Del Rio himself, it actually doesn't bother me as much since I think this is more natural for him whereas with Cena, he just kept getting blander and staler as the years went by.
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Bret Hart, Chris Jericho, Randy Savage, Jake Roberts, Kurt Angle, Steve Austin, CM Punk
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Dean Ambrose, Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens, Cesaro, Bray Wyatt, Seth Rollins, Paige