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Do you think Alberto Del Rio is a mid-card wrestler or a main event wrestler?

  • Mid-carder

    Votes: 22 13.2%
  • Upper Mid-carder

    Votes: 68 40.7%
  • Occasional Main Eventer

    Votes: 42 25.1%
  • Full-Time Main Eventer

    Votes: 35 21.0%
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I say he could have been solidified as a full-fledged main eventer if he had gone over Edge, but we all know how that panned out. I'd say he's a midcarder at the moment due to these three reasons, though...

1. Can't connect with the crowd

2. Got demoted to SD!

3. Isn't booked strong enough

What are everybody else's thoughts on Del Rio's current standing in the company?
 

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Well he shouldnt of been pushed so fast. He took out Rey Mysterio then won the Rumble..thats too fast IMO. Should of had a good mid-card feud first.
 

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Midcarder.

BUT if his gimmick was tweaked somewhat and he learned some proper English, I could easily accept him as a Main Eventer but as of now the guy is pretty boring, and anything boring shouldn't be in the Main Event picture.
 

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He's an occasional main-eventer IMO.

He needs another finishing move to go with the armbar though. Armbar is too bland to be his only finisher.
 

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Upper-mid card act. occasionally main events, goes over solid midcard acts fairly easily and only jobs to people on the same plane as himself or those higher. He can never be a "permanent" main event fixture because the E rotates heels every 2-3 months. As long as he's a heel he is at his highest point.

He should have spent more time in the midcard though. That's so important to a wrestler's progression because he gains familiarity with the audience, it builds his heat and gives him something to fall back on after his main eventing days. That's why Jericho is always useful even if its not in a main event capacity, he can move around the card easily without losing heat or fan interest. That's all those years in the midcard bearing fruit.
 

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He's a main eventer. ADR is probably the most consistently protected/pushed heel in the entire company. If he's not a main eventer, there's not a single heel main eventing in the WWE right now.
 

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Del Rio's been booked very strong his whole career. In his first feud in the company he defeated a former World Champion in Rey Mysterio. He hasn't had a period in his career where he lost seem booking wise, unlike Sheamus for example when Sheamus was U.S Champion, and I'd say since Del Rio won the Royal Rumble he's been booked as a consistent upper-midcarder/main-event talent since.

I don't like Del Rio at all, but it's ridiculous to call him anything less than a upper-midcarder. If he was a midcarder, he wouldn't win squash matches over midcard Champions like Santino or former World Champions like Khali. He wouldn't be on the MITB poster if he was a midcarder. He's been shoved down our throats since day one, feuded with some of the best, and has won many accolades in such a short time (Royal Rumble winner, MITB Winner, two time WWE Champion) to confirm his position in the company.

The OP's reason's are stupid as well.

1) He's NEVER been able to connect with the crowd, that didn't stop WWE putting the title on him though. I bet you didn't think he was a midcarder then?

2) So did Sheamus and Orton are they midcarders?

3) He's booked strong enough. Perhaps too much. He shouldn't squash midcard Champions. It makes those titles look worthless.
 

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Not booked strong enough? Alberto Del Rio is arguably their most protected Heel wrestler on the roster, he is basically taking the place of Sheamus previous position of the company. When was the last time he actually lost a match?

- 2x WWE Champion,
- The first winner of the 40 man Royal Rumble
- Former MITB holder.

That is one hell of a resume for a rookie career already and he is still being featured in World title matches. He is a main eventer but right now he is directionless for the time being. Not being booked strong enough lol. Please, the only thing the guy don’t got going for him is a reaction from the audience.
 

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I would say he is a Main Eventer that should be a Upper-Midcarder. He shouldnt of got pushed so fast if he wasnt getting reaction from the fans..
 

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OP is an old ADR hater, dont know why he think he can be so serious regarding ADR status, he is main eventing, and news, he will main event for quite more time. You really do look stupid, one thing is to ask if people think what place in the card he should be, but reality is ADR is one of the most solid main eventers, sheamus is the best booked face of smackdown and ADR is the best booked heel on smackdown, fail hate thread lol.
 

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WWE treats him like a full-time main eventer, which is evident by the fact that he beats the US and IC champions with ease clean but never feels like going after the titles.
 

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OP is an old ADR hater, dont know why he think he can be so serious regarding ADR status, he is main eventing, and news, he will main event for quite more time. You really do look stupid, one thing is to ask if people think what place in the card he should be, but reality is ADR is one of the most solid main eventers, sheamus is the best booked face of smackdown and ADR is the best booked heel on smackdown, fail hate thread lol.
When's the last time Del Rio main evented? :jordan
 

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A PPV it was the match he lost the WWE title to punk, after that he was injured, after he come back he was transfered and made smackdown top heel, he is always in the title picture, by the way if you use your very same standards, when was the last time punk and bryan were above cena?(if thats what you think of main event lol)
 

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He's a main eventer. ADR is probably the most consistently protected/pushed heel in the entire company. If he's not a main eventer, there's not a single heel main eventing in the WWE right now.
This. Exactly.

He's the only one who has been consistently booked like a main event heel. As long as he's on Smackdown, he'll be the top heel on that brand.
 

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A PPV it was the match he lost the WWE title to punk, after that he was injured, after he come back he was transfered and made smackdown top heel, he is always in the title picture, by the way if you use your very same standards, when was the last time punk and bryan were above cena?(if thats what you think of main event lol)
The top heel of SD! is still a midcarder, because everyone on that brand is considered and treated like a midcarder in favor of the RAW talent. The guy struggles to get 10 minutes of tv time every week, yet people still think he's a full-fledged main eventer. He probably could have been one if the WWE brass would have been more patient and had gotten behind him more. He had two pathetic reigns with the strap, and the company got scared and ended his run at the top before he could get over. Now he's about to job to Sheamus for the company's modern day equivalency of the IC title. Some main-eventer. :jordan
 
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