The WWE as some strange ideas sometimes and it's always fascinating to hear what Vince McMahon and co. have been concocting behind the scenes.
It's recently been reported that Alberto Del Rio will be opting out of his contract with the company in October just one year on from his return to the fold.
He snatched the WWE U.S. title away from John Cena - cleanly - at Hell in a Cell last October and Vince McMahon was considering giving him a monster push.
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That obviously never came to be, but Dave Meltzer has shared some inside knowledge of what was originally intended for Del Rio's second run with the company.
As reported by NODQ.com: "Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com reports that WWE had originally planned to give Alberto Del Rio a main event push with Paul Heyman as Del Rio's manager. The company wanted to make Del Rio the Hispanic superstar babyface to replace Rey Mysterio.
"Vince McMahon then came up with the idea of Del Rio being paired up with Zeb Colter, and when that didn't work, McMahon moved on to his next "toy" and Del Rio ended up in the League of Nations."
There are plenty of things wrong with that report. Truly plenty.
First of all, if you want to build a face superstar, why would you pair him with one of the greatest heel managers of all-time?
Secondly, the Del Rio/Colter pairing was horrible from the get-go. The MexAmerica gimmick always felt like a stretch and extremely unusual given Colter's previous stance towards wrestlers like Del Rio and his past allegiance with true American, Jack Swagger.
Lastly, it's said that Heyman only recently re-signed with the company on the premise of more money and more to do. Had the company come to the Creator of ECW with such an idea, his desire to be more involved with the product would surely have seen it come to fruition.
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