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Why was Del Rio so hated?

Legit question. I’ve seen so many people say how much they hate Del Rio and how he was absolute shit in his WWE run. I get that the man himself is a piece of crap, but as a performer I always enjoyed his work. He was a great heel, even had a good babyface run until they put him against the popular Ziggler. He had a great look, a great manager, entrance, etc. He had charisma in terms of his presence and how he carried himself, but on the mic he could be quite bland. On the other hand though he was good in the ring and I recall people seemed to like him during his initial debut but I guess things soured. So why the hate and is it justified?
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post #2 of 75 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 07:54 PM
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"He had charisma", no he didn't actually, well at least not as far as WWE is concerned. In fact it's the main contributing factor in his overall hate from the fans. He could work sure, but he was the epitome of charisma vacuum. He came off as phony, dull, and extremely basic. It's a wonder his manager Ricardo was far more over than he could have ever hoped to be in WWE. Which is weird because of you watch ADR in any other promotion such as AAA, LU, and hell even Impact he shines like a legit star. It's just in WWE he quickly became an after thought regardless of WWE's poor attempts at establishing him as the head draw for the Mexico demo, which obviously failed. Perhaps it was ADR having a lack of overall desire to be there and when you consider how creatively bankrupt WWE was even then when those were fairly entertaining years compared to now it still shows, just look at how short his second run was.
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Re: Why was Del Rio so hated?

Cause he was boring ?
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Re: Why was Del Rio so hated?

He sucked hard. Didn't have a personality.
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Re: Why was Del Rio so hated?

Because he sucked. His character was terrible and his promo skills were garbage.


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Re: Why was Del Rio so hated?

He's probably a little underrated, as he seemingly had all the right tools, but the general thing is he was pushed really hard but generally the crowds never took to him. Just crickets all around.
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Re: Why was Del Rio so hated?

Because...

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he was absolute shit in his WWE run.
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He was a great heel, even had a good babyface run. He had a great look, a great manager, entrance, etc. He had charisma in terms of his presence and how he carried himself. On the other hand though he was good in the ring and I recall people seemed to like him during his initial debut but I guess things soured.
No, he doesn't and didn't.
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Re: Why was Del Rio so hated?

He was boring and overpushed.

But he was good in the ring. I'll give him that.
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Re: Why was Del Rio so hated?

Wrestling he was alright. Charisma, it was kinda there, kinda not. He was over-pushed as fuck tho.
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Re: Why was Del Rio so hated?

They pushed him way too hard at first. Nobody needs to win the Royal Rumble and MITB and the title in the same damn year, which was what Del Rio did in 2011. That's overkill and didn't endear him to me. Plus he was super boring and the "I'm a rich dude" gimmick got old fast. Ricardo was way more entertaining and fun than him, which also overshadowed him. Plus I don't really think he had many memorable matches or moments Even his MITB cash-in was boring LOL.
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