WWE: Stone Cold Steve Austin says Alberto Del Rio isn’t ready to be the WWE Champion

A few weeks back, Stone Cold Steve Austin shared his opinion on former WWE and World Champions, Randy Orton, and Alberto Del Rio. As a critic WWE Superstars, I couldn’t agree with Austin more when he said: “I’m interested to see where Randy Orton goes next. His promos need work, and right now, he’s a little one-dimensional. The crowds are digging him, but there’s still another step on the ladder for him to climb to.”

“Alberto Del Rio reminds me of Gino Hernandez from the old [Dallas] Sportatorium. [He is] another one who needs to work on his promos—I don’t like them worth a shit right now—but he has great ability.”

You can imagine my reaction to the news as I’ve been saying this for months. Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio definitely could improve despite the opinions of their many fans in the IWC. Randy Orton responded to Austin’s words by acknowledging Austin’s opinion as correct while stating that he would improve.

On Monday Night RAW, Alberto Del Rio cut a promo on CM Punk, John Cena, and their impending matchup at WWE Hell in a Cell. I must say, Del Rio should definitely use Austin’s advice as motivation because his promo was absolutely nauseating. If Del Rio’s promo wasn’t bad enough, his commentary that preceded the promo was horrible.

Simply put, Alberto Del Rio is absolutely BORING.

Del Rio fans and Cena detractors are upset that Del Rio lost the WWE Championship after 35 days. Thing is, fans just don’t care about Alberto. The Mexican Aristocrat isn’t ready to be the WWE Champion.

Normally, Del Rio fans defended him but I found another unlikely supporter in Stone Cold Steve Austin.

The Rattlesnake was interview by Patrick Lennon of UK’s Daily Star. Once again, Hall of Famer had some criticism for Alberto Del Rio:

“Well I don’t think Del Rio is ready to carry that belt. It’s ok for a short period of time; give him his first mini title run and try to groom him. He’s still got another year or two before he learns the US system.”

“He’s a good looking kid and I know he’s been around Mexico and MMA.”

And that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold said so.



  1. interesting thoughts lol I’m still not clear on exactly why people think he’s “boring” LOL

    but excellent write up

  2. In my humble opinion, Randy Orton – looking through my bias – is definitely improving microphone wise, and attitude wise as well considering his mature reaction towards Austin.

    However, Del Rio isn’t improving whatsoever. He hasn’t improved since starting, and his character hasn’t evolved either with that said. WWE tries to display him as aggressive, but I’m just not seeing it tbh.

    With that said, Stone Cold is spot on on everything he’s said about wrestlers – especially towards John Cena and CM Punk

  3. I agree he’s not. He cut the same promo for 18 months it was his destiry…. he didn’t develop as a character and WWE has given him a lot of shortcuts like his own sidekick and cars. Alberto is just really one dimensional yet he has so many facets.

    Alberto is a bumping machine. Maybe a lil too much for a champion.

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