WWE may have taken their sweet time making the Rhodes brother's feud interesting, but the road to WrestleMania has inspired them.
Business officially picked up with Cody Rhodes' dynamic promo and beatdown of Goldust backstage after their Fastlane match. That lead to the typically lackluster distraction finish in Stardust's match with Jack Swagger last night - Creative's go to means of reminding you that a program exists without doing anything to advance the story.
But then on YouTube, (don't call him) Cody had this interview with Eden backstage:
I'm going to tell you a story. Because I'm so hungry and I want this bloody, red...I want this steak, is what I want. I want this steak, but before I get it...before I get it I have to I have to cut the fat.
Am I not being specific? Is my language mundane? My vernacular so out there that you don't understand?!?! THE SLACK is Goldust. But he's not alone. The slack is Big Show, is Kane, is Mark Henry. It's all these hanger-ons, give me a paycheck, OLD MEN TALKING, YOUNG MEN DYING!
Everybody's all about hashtags. Well, let me be a little bit classical. No hashtag. My only word is...Get the Attitude out.
Handled correctly, this could add a 'Reality' Era "Legend Killer" angle to Cody's new character, and give him something to do after the presumed blowoff of his feud with Goldust at WrestleMania 31 - Stardust as the avatar of fans who are tired of watching the stars of yesteryear take up WWE airtime.
Handled poorly, and it could distract what should be a blood feud between Dusty's boys and further confuse an audience that already isn't sold on the Stardust gimmick.
Should The Strange One become the scourge of Attitude Era stars? Why does all the interesting stuff happen off television? Maybe Eden should be trying to talk her man off the ledge instead of asking him questions?
What do you think, Cagesiders?