Alberto del Rio is the 2011 Royal Rumble Winner!

His name is Alberto del Rio...
and you already know that. 

Alberto del Rio’s destiny was fulfilled when he won the 2011 Royal Rumble. For a newcomer, the Mexican Aristocrat has everything handed to him on a silver platter. In his rookie season, he never joined NXT despite being a rookie and for some insane reason he also became a mentor on the show. He had a lot of airtime to make himself a household name unlike any other rookie not named Wade Barrett or Daniel Bryan.

And of course, with the win in the Royal Rumble, he earned the right to face a champion of his choice in Wrestlemania.

When I did my preview, I rated ADR sixth. My top pick John Morrison barely made any success. I was actually surprised that he treated him like dirt. He did one cool stunt but this merely made him the “stunt” guy. If they wanted to make a new star, he’s well done for the job. My second picks was Christian who is still in sickbay (although he made his presence felt when Edge used the Killswitch finisher on his title match against Dolph Ziggler since the Spear is banned in the match). My third pick, John Cena, could find himself in the spotlight after getting a feud with The Miz.

Surprisingly the two established vets, Triple H and Undertaker, failed to participate in the Rumble. However, Booker T and Kevin Nash (as Diesel) made an appearance albeit short in the 40-man field.

So this leaves Alberto del Rio.

His destiny would likewise give him an opportunity to take the World Championship away from Edge. WWE is in grave need of stars and with Nexus and The Corre doing their best impersonation of DX Army versus Nation of Domination, ADR can blossom into a legitimate main eventer that people can seriously hate.

I like the way that Alberto del Rio celebrated after throwing out Randy Orton who was then busy eliminating Wade Barrett. It was almost for naught because ADR never thought Santino Marella was still in the match. When Santino crept and Cobra-ed ADR, it made people think that ADR’s destiny wouldn’t be realized.

And for a while it made me dread that Santino transformed from a joke character to a legitimate Wrestlemania contender.


Anyway, click the link for their order of elimination.

The Miz took John Cena out despite not being on the Rumble. Cena in turn eliminated CM Punk, Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, Mason Ryan, Tyson Kidd, Heath Slater, and Alex Riley (with the help of Kofi Kingston). Punk had the five eliminations on his own with Daniel Bryan, Chris Masters, Tyler Reks, Vladimir Koslov, and R-Truth while John Morrison and Mark Henry fell to the hands of Punk and the collective effort of the New Nexus.

Big Show, the Rumble’s largest athlete, eliminated Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre before Ezekiel Jackson ousted him.

As of this moment, the Wrestlemania dream is surrounded by questions.

When will Triple H return? How will Undertaker’s streak be defended? How will they story tell Alberto Del Rio versus Edge???

Game over!


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