WWE Hell in a Cell: Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio [B/R Young Guns Round-Table]

Michael Brumagin@@mbrumaginCorrespondent IIIOctober 27, 2012

Continuing on with the Young Guns Round-table, we take a look at the match between Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio.

Randy Orton vs. Aberto Del Rio

Michael Brumagin

I am glad to see Orton back in the ring and not making 12 Rounds: Reloaded—salvaging movie franchises that Cena couldn’t make successful. I like watching Orton and Del Rio go at it.

Their feud is entertaining. These two guys don’t like each other and are both willing to do whatever it takes to win—which for Del Rio means cheating.

The dynamics of this rivalry are slightly awkward, a heel versus an anti-hero. Orton will never be the “face” that the WWE once wanted him to be.

As for the match, I think that Del Rio will have a good run, employing some tactical methods of cheating at some point—surely Ricardo will be involved. But, for all of the effort that he may put into this match, I suspect Orton will prevail. The Viper will finally strike with an RKO to end the match. I’d like to see another one of those infamous counterattack RKOs.

Winner: Randal Keith Orton 


Daine Pavloski

While I’m excited Orton is back in a program with someone, I’m not a fan of this feud. I’ve never been a Del Rio fan and would much rather see the “feud that never was” between Wade Barrett and Randy, but alas, we have this.

Like Michael said, the feud is kind of awkward between two bad guys, which puts a bit of a damper on this match. What happens when someone (Randy) gets the win? They both move on and forget it ever happened? I just can’t see a logical payoff from this feud unless Wade Barrett gets involved at the end of the match.

Don’t get me wrong, both guys can go in the ring, so I’m sure we’ll have a solid match at HIAC, but I can’t imagine Del Rio will get the victory. I see Randy Orton out-heeling Del Rio, evading the usual ADR tactics (Ricardo), and using his own to get the win, probably handing out at least three RKOs in the process. 

I just can’t wait to see how Randy Orton turns an armbar attempt into an RKO.

Winner: Randy Orton


Michael Prunka

I like this feud. I like this feud a lot. Alberto Del Rio is coming off an awful program with World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and anything looks great when compared to that.

I agree with Michael in that Del Rio and Orton don’t like each other. It’s a lot easier to buy into their dislike because Orton isn’t the happy-go-lucky babyface Sheamus is. Although, I can’t see Orton winning like Michael can.

I think it’s too early in their feud for the babyface to be getting a win.

I’d like to see Del Rio reestablish himself after that feud with Sheamus by locking in the Cross Arm Breaker in the middle of the ring and getting a decisive submission win. The more likely scenario is that Del Rio gets the help of Ricardo, though.

Whatever happens, I think Del Rio needs this win. It’ll give him some credibility, and it’ll give Orton something to really fight Del Rio over.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio


Bill Pivetz

I swear we’ve seen this match a thousand times over the last few years.

However, with the
three consecutive title matches against Sheamus, I’m alright with Del Rio taking on Randy Orton
if it keeps him out of the title picture. Though, he is in dire need of a gimmick change. Maybe
some time off will freshen up his act.

Randy Orton will be World Heavyweight Champion again, but it won’t be any time soon. I’m still surprised that he barely missed any time while filming his movie. Nevertheless, he was definitely needed back because the main event picture is very thin. Orton will go over here on his slow return back to the top.

Winner:  Randy Orton



The Round-Table is a collaborative effort by four of the Bleacher Report Sports Writing Interns to discuss pro wrestling. Participating in the inaugural round-table will be B/R Featured Columnist and Hell in a Cell Coverage Team member Michael Prunka and B/R Correspondents Bill PivetzDaine Pavloski and Michael Brumagin.

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