It is with great regret that I pass along this news item to you, Cagesiders. The Rhodes Scholars, the elite tag team of Damien Sandow, the intellectual savior of the unwashed masses, and Cody Rhodes, the third generation superstar with an outstanding mustache, have broken up.
It's a sad day indeed.
The two announced the move on tonight's (Feb. 1, 2013) airing of Friday Night SmackDown on SyFy in a backstage segment with Booker T. In it, Sandow revealed they would be pursuing singles careers but assured us they would stay the very best of friends before hugging and saying their goodbyes.
Tears may or may not have been shed. No, not there but here.
The good news is WWE recognized that breaking the two up by having them feud with each other would require a face turn for one of them and that would have been a terrible idea as neither are suited to such a role at this time. The timing is interesting, however, considering we're on the "Road to WrestleMania." This could mean the Money in the Bank match will return at WrestleMania 29 and both men could be competitors as a way to get them on the show.
This is also a deep blow to the tag team division that already looks a lot worse than it did just two months ago, though there will always be complaints to that effect in some way or another.
How are you digesting this, Cagesiders? Do you like the idea of Sandow and Rhodes as singles wrestlers? Or were you hoping for a tag title run?