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Something you have in common with Alberto Del Rio - he also thought WWE’s Mex-America angle was ‘stupid’

One of the more mind-boggling WWE angles in recent memory - hell, in history - might be the 2015 relaunch of Alberto Del Rio in partnership with Zeb Colter as Mex-America.

Del Rio (currently working with MMA promotion Combate Americas and on the indies as Alberto El Patron) was just coming back to the company after having been fired for assaulting an office employee who made racist jokes about him. Colter had been off-air for almost a year, and when viewers last saw him, he’d been a babyface standing up to Rusev’s anti-American rhetoric.

So, naturally, they were heels who wanted better relations between the U.S. and Mexico.

If everything about that sentence leaves you scratching your head, you’re not alone. Zeb’s flat out said it didn’t make sense, and now, in a new interview with the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, Alberto takes it a step further

...the storyline the company had for me was pretty stupid with the “Mex-America” storyline was so stupid because nobody understood what we were trying to do. I couldn’t understand what we were trying to do so the people didn’t click with it because it was just really confusing...

Now that we’ve heard from both of the performers involved, I’d love to get Creative’s side of the story. Colter more or less said WWE stuck with the gimmick because it was “their idea”, but, like, what was the idea?

Because what we got didn’t make a lick of sense.

Anyway, check out the whole episode Sam did with Alberto and fiance Paige (quotes from which I found at 411mania), which includes some great insight into the differences between working lucha and WWE-style, why Mistico/Sin Cara bombed in the States and how Del Rio just couldn’t find any common ground with the kids in the locker room and their comic books & video games on his second run with the ‘E (but did find love with a woman of their generation).

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