WWE’s 15 Primetime Playboys

BY Alex Giannini

playboy (pley - boi) n.: a man who lives a life devoted chiefly to the pursuit of pleasure

WWE has seen its fair share of eccentric personalities and larger-than-life Superstars. Yet when it comes to being a playboy — the “stylin’ and profilin’” sort, that is — only a select handful of competitors can rightly hold claim to such a title, and personify the lifestyle that accompanies it.

Today, Alberto Del Rio reigns supreme as WWE’s resident aristocrat, arriving to his matches in luxury automobiles worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and entering the ring to the sound of his own, personal ring announcer. Del Rio is literally worth a fortune, and his elitist attitude has often put him at odds with other Superstars of lesser means.

Then again, when you’re talking about WWE’s all-time playboys, is Del Rio simply standing on the shoulder of fine linen suit-wearing giants?

Kick back with that stack of hundred dollar bills and see where WWE.com The Mexican Aristocrat ranks among the most legendary playboys in WWE history.


WWE’s 15 Primetime Playboys

BY Alex Giannini

#3 Alberto Del Rio

All it takes is one glance at him, and you know that Alberto Del Rio thinks he’s better than you.

An aristocratic playboy of the highest order, Del Rio takes elitism to new heights, as his family lineage can be traced back to Spanish royals Ferdinand and Isabella. Arriving in arenas the world over in cars worth more than most folks make in a lifetime, Del Rio prefers the finer things — and he enjoys flaunting what he’s got.

Once inside the ring — after being introduced by his personal ring announcer, of course — Del Rio possesses great skill and has all the traits that make up a champion. So it was no surprise when, at SummerSlam 2011, Del Rio fulfilled his “destiny” by cashing in his Money in the Bank contract to become the first-ever Mexican-born WWE Champion.

Yet when push comes to shove, it’s Del Rio’s appreciation of high culture and his tangible disdain for anyone he views as being “lower” than him that fortifies his spot on our list of all-time WWE playboys.