非常同意这篇文章的观点，当我们在抱怨Alberto Del Rio多么无聊多么抄袭的时候，有没有想过，他所做的一切实际上已经是墨西哥摔角手在WWE的先驱行为呢？WWE很少会把墨西哥摔角手/外国摔角手这般用心地使用。
Something people tend to overlook regarding Alberto Del Rio’s character.
A lot of people harp on the similarities between what Del Rio does now and what JBL and DiBiase had done prior, as if wrestling gimmicks and characterization isn’t inspired by the past all across the board (Del Rio is hardly the first or worst offender, are y’all kidding me?).
Something people often miss, however, is how unique it is for the WWE to book a Mexican wrestler this way. Heck, it’s kind of rare to see ANY foreigner booked this way in the WWE, and ANY Mexican wrestler booked this way in the United States.
Almost every luchador that comes to the United States is either the silent stoic type (half of WCW’s cruiserweights, Sin Cara, etc) or has no character whatsoever (Essa Rios, about another quarter of WCW’s cruiserweights).
When I saw vignettes for Del Rio’s upcoming debut, I was absolutely thrilled that a Mexican wrestler was being presented as an aristocrat, and that he was such a good promo guy. I couldn’t remember the last time I saw it, if it ever happened at all. I fully expected him to go after Mysterio and accuse him of being a lowlife, which is exactly what he did upon his debut.
I think ADR’s gimmick is a very unique one, and to think of it as a retread is to think of his gimmick completely without context, and as a result completely miss the point. To consider it a ripoff might, in some cases, be a surface level evaluation meant to justify whatever prejudice you already had…which, funnily enough, is exactly what Del Rio’s gimmick challenges on a daily basis.