Beth Phoenix earned another shot at Kelly Kelly’s WWE Divas championship, while The Miz and R-Truth have challenged and accepted on AirBoom’s behalf for the WWE tag team titles. Two championship matches still remain to be officially announced. Who will face off against United States champion Dolph Ziggler and Intercontinental champion Cody Rhodes?
Let’s start first with Dolph Ziggler. A month ago Alex Riley would have been the obvious candidate since he was the only Superstar to show express interest in the U.S. title. But lately Riley has been taking a back seat to the competitive rivalry between Ziggler and Jack Swagger. Yet it’s not about titles, it’s about the managerial services of Vickie Guerrero, who has contemplated Swagger’s offer to expand her clientele.
Dolph Ziggler, who recently had a falling out with Vickie, has turned into the jealous client who feels Vickie only needs him as her client. The champion has since ill afforded Swagger in all of his matches. Vickie knows this and might just force Ziggler to put up his title against Jack Swagger to see if she does extend her services.
Then there’s the recently crowned Cody Rhodes. The disfigured champion shared his second WWE World tag team championship with Ted DiBiase Jr. at Night of Champions in 2008. With their history as champions, being part of Randy Orton’s The Legacy stable, and now Rhodes having turned on DiBiase after taking him back under his wing, a match between these two is inevitable.
Cody Rhodes has proven to be the real deal when it comes to being the Superstar that people should look out for. He’s completely owning his new persona as a disfigured Superstar who once was “dashing,” has a WrestleMania victory over Rey Mysterio Jr., and has upset the former champion Ezekiel Jackson for the I-C title. Cody Rhodes’ time is here, while Ted DiBiase has yet to show any improvement or star power in the ring.
[This post was written without knowledge of the proceedings of the September 9th edition of SmackDown.]
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