History YMMV / AlbertoDelRio

11th Sep '16 7:15:15 PM Gimere
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* BaseBreaker: Alberto himself. While most would agree that his in-ring work is solid, some think his character's too bland to really get over. And trying to guess the reasoning behind that breaks the base even further. Some think it's because he just plain can't cut a promo. Others think that his gimmick has really handcuffed him and not allowed him to show his true personality. Still others reasoned at first that it's possible that after spending most of his Mexico career as a ''[[{{Face}} técnico]]'', he's simply [[PlayingAgainstType miscast]] as a {{heel}} but then his first face run in WWE continued getting tepid reactions and he was reverted back to heel by the summer, so it became safe to rule that out.

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* BaseBreaker: Alberto himself. BaseBreakingCharacter:
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While most would agree that his in-ring work is solid, some think his character's too bland to really get over. And trying to guess the reasoning behind that breaks the base even further. Some think it's because he just plain can't cut a promo. Others think that his gimmick has really handcuffed him and not allowed him to show his true personality. Still others reasoned at first that it's possible that after spending most of his Mexico career as a ''[[{{Face}} técnico]]'', he's simply [[PlayingAgainstType miscast]] as a {{heel}} but then his first face run in WWE continued getting tepid reactions and he was reverted back to heel by the summer, so it became safe to rule that out.
27th Aug '16 1:45:34 AM SomeoneElse17
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** In the year and some change he spent with Wrestling/{{AAA}} and on the independents, he typically got much better reactions especially as a face than he did in his WWE career. Part of it is due to sympathy for the incident that got him fired, but many feel that the biggest factor is Alberto's own natural personality getting to shine through more caused him to resonate better. Naturally, when WWE brought him back they had [[ArchEnemy Zeb Colter]] return with him as his mouthpiece and start talking about "uniting Mexico and America together" in a blatantly political angle. Literally the only night in his return in which he was nearly as over as he had been in the entire year-plus since he was let go was the first night at Hell in a Cell when he kicked Wrestling/JohnCena packing for a few months to take the US title.

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** In the year and some change he spent with Wrestling/{{AAA}} and on the independents, he typically got much better reactions especially as a face than he did in his WWE career. Part of it is due to sympathy for the incident that got him fired, but many feel that the biggest factor is Alberto's own natural personality getting to shine through more caused him to resonate better. Naturally, when WWE brought him back they had [[ArchEnemy Zeb Colter]] return with him as his mouthpiece and start talking about "uniting Mexico and America together" in a blatantly political angle.angle, then later had him take part in a stable of international midcarders who were all frequently and irritatingly jobbed out to make Wrestling/RomanReigns [[MemeticMutation look strong]]. Literally the only night in his return in which he was nearly as over as he had been in the entire year-plus since he was let go was the first night at Hell in a Cell when he kicked Wrestling/JohnCena packing for a few months to take the US title.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Is, unsurprisigly, extremely over in Mexico, considering his lineage and the fact that he wrestled there as Dos Caras Jr before his time in WWE.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Is, unsurprisigly, unsurprisingly, extremely over in Mexico, considering his lineage and the fact that he wrestled there as Dos Caras Jr Jr. before his time in WWE.



* MoralEventHorizon: Arguably crossed it when he faced Dolph Ziggler for the World Heavyweight Championship at "Payback" in June 2013, and spent the entire match attack the head of Ziggler, who had recently come back from a concussion.
* {{Narm}}: His new (and really stupid) finisher the top rope stomp on to his opponent tied on the tree of woe. It's rather convulted as it requires the opponent to hold on to the ropes so he can hit it properly.

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* {{Misblamed}}: Given the fact that in his first run in WWE he had an intriguing character concept that was gradually stripped down to bare bones and a tired catchphrase, he gained back major momentum and a more refined personality on the independents and in Mexico after getting fired, and then his second run had him be used as a stock ForeignWrestlingHeel and a glorified {{jobber}} despite getting paid almost main event money, the company's controlled creative environment has quite a bit to do with his inability to get over with fans for more than a few weeks at a time. {{Downplayed|Trope}} as some of the flak he gets for his WWE runs still comes down to him, given several other wrestlers' ability to get and stay over despite unfavorable booking and the fact that he's had a few noticeable off nights of his own in the ring, but it can be said that he absolutely struggles to adapt to the WWE way and still resonate with audiences like he does when he's being more natural.
* MoralEventHorizon: Arguably crossed it when he faced Dolph Ziggler for the World Heavyweight Championship at "Payback" in June 2013, and spent the entire match attack attacking the head of Ziggler, who had recently come back from a concussion.
* {{Narm}}: His new (and really stupid) finisher finisher, the top rope stomp on to his opponent tied on the tree of woe. It's rather convulted convoluted as it requires the opponent to hold on to the ropes so he can hit it properly.properly, and it looks like something [[Wrestling/FergalDevitt Finn Bálor]] and Wrestling/SethRollins would do as an occasional signature move.



* TheScrappy: The IWC doesn't like him very much. Detractors think he's an uncharismatic CreatorsPet with a [[FollowTheLeader derivative]] gimmick (Granted, the second part of this is probably true to some extent). He actually was well-liked upon his debut. His two reigns with the WWE title led to his IWC favoritism dropping precipitously.

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* TheScrappy: The IWC doesn't like him very much. Detractors think he's an uncharismatic CreatorsPet with a [[FollowTheLeader derivative]] gimmick (Granted, (granted, the second part of this is probably true to some extent). He actually was well-liked upon his debut. His two reigns with the WWE title led to his IWC favoritism dropping precipitously. precipitously, particularly given that he was running up against Wrestling/CMPunk at the height of Punk's popularity and his own character had devolved into constantly talking about [[BecauseDestinySaysSo his destiny to be champion]].



* UnexpectedCharacter: Literally was ANYONE predicting him to return at Hell in a Cell 2015? After he left he seemed to be about 1 rung below CM Punk on the RetGone ladder -- especially when you consider he was released to avoid a potential lawsuit from a guy who made a racist joke, who eventually left the company anyway.

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* UnexpectedCharacter: Literally was ANYONE predicting him to return at Hell in a Cell 2015? After he left he seemed to be about 1 one rung below CM Punk on the RetGone ladder -- especially when you consider he was released to avoid a potential lawsuit from a guy who made a racist joke, who eventually left the company anyway.



** His brief feud with Wrestling/{{Batista}}. Basically, his complaint with Batista was that Batista came in and stole the spotlight from him. At the time of the Royal Rumble and Batista's subsequent win, Batista had every strike in the book against him in terms of being a representation of the things that piss off a lot of people about WWE, particularly around Wrestlemania season. In any case, by the time his Elimination Chamber match with Del Rio came along (and keep in mind, this is Batista's first singles match since returning), Del Rio was getting cheers despite being the nominal Heel, and the crowd was fully in favor of his attempt to ''break Batista's arm.''

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** His brief feud with Wrestling/{{Batista}}. Basically, his complaint with Batista was that Batista came in and stole the spotlight from him. At the time of the Royal Rumble and Batista's subsequent win, Batista had every strike in the book against him in terms of being a representation of the things that piss off a lot of people about WWE, particularly around Wrestlemania season. In any case, by the time his Elimination Chamber match with Del Rio came along (and keep in mind, this is Batista's first singles match since returning), Del Rio was getting cheers despite being the nominal Heel, and the crowd was fully in favor of his attempt to ''break Batista's arm.''arm''.
11th Jun '16 8:35:50 AM SomeoneElse17
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* BaseBreaker: Alberto himself. While most would agree that his in-ring work is solid, some think his character's too bland to really get over. And trying to guess the reasoning behind that breaks the base even further. Some think it's because he just plain can't cut a promo. Others think that his gimmick has really handcuffed him and not allowed him to show his true personality. Still others reason that it's possible that after spending most of his Mexico career as a ''[[{{Face}} técnico]]'', he's simply [[PlayingAgainstType miscast]] as a {{Heel}}.
** Considering after he turned Face in the WWE for the first time, he continued getting tepid reactions and was back to Heel by the summer, it may be safe to rule that out.

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* BaseBreaker: Alberto himself. While most would agree that his in-ring work is solid, some think his character's too bland to really get over. And trying to guess the reasoning behind that breaks the base even further. Some think it's because he just plain can't cut a promo. Others think that his gimmick has really handcuffed him and not allowed him to show his true personality. Still others reason reasoned at first that it's possible that after spending most of his Mexico career as a ''[[{{Face}} técnico]]'', he's simply [[PlayingAgainstType miscast]] as a {{Heel}}.
** Considering after he turned Face in the WWE for the
{{heel}} but then his first time, he face run in WWE continued getting tepid reactions and he was reverted back to Heel heel by the summer, so it may be became safe to rule that out.
6th Mar '16 10:31:20 PM sylogg
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* {{Narm}}: His new finisher the top rope stomp on to his opponent tied on the tree of woe. It's rather convulted as it requires the opponent to hold on to the ropes so he can hit it properly.

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* {{Narm}}: His new (and really stupid) finisher the top rope stomp on to his opponent tied on the tree of woe. It's rather convulted as it requires the opponent to hold on to the ropes so he can hit it properly.



** His brief feud with Wrestling/{{Batista}}. Basically, his complaint with Batista was that Batista came in and stole the spotlight from him. At the time of the Royal Rumble and Batista's subsequent win, Batista had every strike in the book against him in terms of being a representation of the things that piss off a lot of people about WWE, particularly around Wrestlemania season. In any case, by the time his Elimination Chamber match with Del Rio came along (and keep in mind, this is Batista's first singles match since returning), Del Rio was getting cheers despite being the nominal Heel, and the crowd was fully in favor of his attempt to ''break Batista's arm.''

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** His brief feud with Wrestling/{{Batista}}. Basically, his complaint with Batista was that Batista came in and stole the spotlight from him. At the time of the Royal Rumble and Batista's subsequent win, Batista had every strike in the book against him in terms of being a representation of the things that piss off a lot of people about WWE, particularly around Wrestlemania season. In any case, by the time his Elimination Chamber match with Del Rio came along (and keep in mind, this is Batista's first singles match since returning), Del Rio was getting cheers despite being the nominal Heel, and the crowd was fully in favor of his attempt to ''break Batista's arm.''
19th Feb '16 8:08:54 AM KantonKage
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* {{Narm}}: His new finisher the top rope stomp on to his opponent tied on the tree of woe. It's rather convulted as it requires the opponent to hold on to the ropes so he can hit it properly.
29th Dec '15 10:02:29 PM SomeoneElse17
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** In the year and some change he spent with Wrestling/{{AAA}} and on the independents, he typically got much better reactions especially as a face than he did in his WWE career. Part of it is due to sympathy for the incident that got him fired, but many feel that the biggest factor is Alberto's own natural personality getting to shine through more caused him to resonate better. Naturally, when WWE brought him back they had [[ArchEnemy Zeb Colter]] return with him as his mouthpiece and start talking about "uniting Mexico and America together" in a blatantly political angle. Literally the only night in his return in which he was nearly as over as he had been in the previous year was the first night at Hell in a Cell when he kicked Wrestling/JohnCena packing for a few months to take the US title.

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** In the year and some change he spent with Wrestling/{{AAA}} and on the independents, he typically got much better reactions especially as a face than he did in his WWE career. Part of it is due to sympathy for the incident that got him fired, but many feel that the biggest factor is Alberto's own natural personality getting to shine through more caused him to resonate better. Naturally, when WWE brought him back they had [[ArchEnemy Zeb Colter]] return with him as his mouthpiece and start talking about "uniting Mexico and America together" in a blatantly political angle. Literally the only night in his return in which he was nearly as over as he had been in the previous year entire year-plus since he was let go was the first night at Hell in a Cell when he kicked Wrestling/JohnCena packing for a few months to take the US title.
27th Dec '15 8:46:21 AM SomeoneElse17
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** In the year and some change he spent with Wrestling/{{AAA}} and on the independents, he typically got much better reactions especially as a face than he did in his WWE career. Part of it is due to sympathy for the incident that got him fired, but many feel that the biggest factor is Alberto's own natural personality getting to shine through more caused him to resonate better. Naturally, when WWE brought him back they had [[ArchEnemy Zeb Colter]] return with him as his mouthpiece and start talking about "uniting Mexico and America together" in a blatantly political angle.

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** In the year and some change he spent with Wrestling/{{AAA}} and on the independents, he typically got much better reactions especially as a face than he did in his WWE career. Part of it is due to sympathy for the incident that got him fired, but many feel that the biggest factor is Alberto's own natural personality getting to shine through more caused him to resonate better. Naturally, when WWE brought him back they had [[ArchEnemy Zeb Colter]] return with him as his mouthpiece and start talking about "uniting Mexico and America together" in a blatantly political angle. Literally the only night in his return in which he was nearly as over as he had been in the previous year was the first night at Hell in a Cell when he kicked Wrestling/JohnCena packing for a few months to take the US title.
27th Dec '15 8:43:41 AM SomeoneElse17
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27th Dec '15 8:27:09 AM SomeoneElse17
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** In the year and some change he spent on the independents, he typically got much better reactions especially as a face than he did in his WWE career. Part of it is due to sympathy for the incident that got him fired, but many feel that the biggest factor is Alberto's own natural personality getting to shine through more caused him to resonate better. Naturally, when WWE brought him back they had [[ArchEnemy Zeb Colter]] return with him as his mouthpiece and start talking about "uniting Mexico and America together" in a blatantly political angle.

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** In the year and some change he spent with Wrestling/{{AAA}} and on the independents, he typically got much better reactions especially as a face than he did in his WWE career. Part of it is due to sympathy for the incident that got him fired, but many feel that the biggest factor is Alberto's own natural personality getting to shine through more caused him to resonate better. Naturally, when WWE brought him back they had [[ArchEnemy Zeb Colter]] return with him as his mouthpiece and start talking about "uniting Mexico and America together" in a blatantly political angle.
27th Dec '15 8:26:28 AM SomeoneElse17
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Moreso for the crowd, but after accidently [[ItMakesSenseInContext running over Santa Claus]], he gets chants of "YOU KILLED SANTA! *clap clap clapclapclap*".

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** In the year and some change he spent on the independents, he typically got much better reactions especially as a face than he did in his WWE career. Part of it is due to sympathy for the incident that got him fired, but many feel that the biggest factor is Alberto's own natural personality getting to shine through more caused him to resonate better. Naturally, when WWE brought him back they had [[ArchEnemy Zeb Colter]] return with him as his mouthpiece and start talking about "uniting Mexico and America together" in a blatantly political angle.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Moreso for the crowd, but after accidently accidentally [[ItMakesSenseInContext running over Santa Claus]], he gets chants of "YOU KILLED SANTA! *clap clap clapclapclap*".
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