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For whatever reason most of his storylines weren't convincing, HHH had a love/hate relationship with him, and then his adultery and alcohol/drug abuse got revealed in the worst way possible. Take out the racist incident against him that happened years ago.....and then you will see that it was a series of mediocre to bad storylines, and concerns about his sobriety, adultery that eventually ruined his own marriage and part of his life.
 

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I missed his main event run, but in the League of Nations I just found him dull and boring.

Movie star looks and mic ability on the surface, but very boring and simple underneath, likes he isn’t self-aware of whatever subconscious nuances the greats all think about.

The greats all come across as highly intelligent with what they do.

I don’t blame WWE for this one.
 

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He was terrible on the mic and had no charisma (not that it stops people that the office wants to be on top like Ms. Botches-A-Lotte Flair, Rollins, etc).
 

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He was great in his first 6 months in the company. He had a great look, entrance and personality. When he moved to RAW that all changed. He was a victim of Vince and the creative team stripping away his personality and turning him into an angry aggressive tough guy. Similar thing happened to Mr Kennedy. If you watch a video of Del Rio from late 2010 and then a video from late 2011 it's like a diffrient person.

He was also unlucky that his below par WWE Title run coincided with post pipebomb CM Punk, Del Rio didn't stand a chance competing with Punk and Cena during that period.
 

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Good scripts and the ability to avoid cocaine seem to be the biggest things he was missing. Honestly he always came off as way more interesting whenever he was outside of WWE
Maybe WWE should have let him use cocaine to his heart's delight, seems like he was able to unlock his "personality" when away from the Wellness Policy.

Del Rio was a mechanically good wrestler that came across like the most boring, uncharismatic man on the planet on WWE television. He got pushed hard because they wanted to corner that Latino market and Rey Mysterio was having a ton of injury issues, with his knees held together with duct tape. So Alberto got pushed as if he was The Rock, but personality wise came across like the Mexican Lance Storm to me.
 

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It also didn't help that on his return they gave him the most awkward clunky finisher ever. (Which admittedly worked a bit better in a six sided ring, but still sucked.)
 

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It should have worked. The sports cars, the personal ring announcer, the built-in heelishness of the performer, the good-if-not-great ring work, the good-enough mic skills...on paper, that's a top-level heel all the way.

It just...it never clicked. Nobody cared. He felt like the somehow-Hispanic love child of Ted DiBiase and JBL, and the audience turned away. Winning the only 40-man Rumble should have stuck a battery in his back, but audience reaction was flaccid, both that night and on the road to WrestleMania XXVII.

Del Rio/Edge was never going to close, as the show was ultimately just a commercial for the Cena/Rock feud to come, but for it to not only OPEN, but for Del Rio to lose quickly and then be humiliated when Edge and Christian destroyed his car, made him look like a chump. He never recovered.
 

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Booking aside, The charisma needed to justify the push he got for brief period and charisma in general to make him a top star..
 
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