Guess who's back?
That's right, it's the one and only Alberto Del Rio, who is now advertised for upcoming house shows this weekend in Northern California. Not only that, Ricardo Rodriguez is hinting towards a return on Raw next Monday night (Feb. 13, 2012) as well:
"Thinking of going to California this weekend.. Hmm. ... Thinking of going from Northern California and driving the coast to the SoCal.. Still debating."
Next Monday night's Raw will be held at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.
Del Rio has been out of action since injuring his groin in December of last year. He made a few appearances in a wheel chair and cut a promo or two but he's largely been missing in action.
It will be good to see him return, too, considering the absolute lack of solid heels on the Raw brand right now. Miz is floundering and getting crushed underneath the weight of his own inability to execute even basic moves (or catch falling foes before they bounce their dome off the floor) and outside of Chris Jericho, there really isn't anyone of note to catch fan's attention. I mean, there's Kane but he's too busy sexually harassing Eve in a storyline that no one wants to see.
So, really, Del Rio can save us. Unless, of course, Vince McMahon still isn't all that happy with him not working a stronger style. Let's hope that's not the case and it's a good day at the office.
A good question, though, is who exactly will Del Rio return for a program with? Any Cagesiders care to guess what they'll do with him leading up to WrestleMania?