Recall back in 2011 when the entire WWE locker room walked out on Triple H at the conclusion of Monday Night RAW? Do you also know the saying that payback is a b-word? Cody Rhodes, who was fired on live television, certainly does.
From Money in the Bank, when he was moments away from becoming “Mr. Money in the Bank”, to gaining retribution by defeating his former tag team partner and current “Mr. MITB” Damien Sandow, Cody Rhodes had experienced a resurgence in his WWE career.
Unfortunately, Rhodes’ suggestion to Triple H what–in his opinion–was good for business, and questioning the WWE Champion Randy Orton of his issue with facing Daniel Bryan, placed him in hot water. So much so, that Triple H ordered Rhodes to face Randy with the stipulation that if he lost, his career would be over.
Much like the bombshell TNA brass dropped on Nikki Roxx (Roxxi) prior to her championship opportunity against Madison Rayne at Slammiversary VIII, Cody Rhodes had little time to prepare for a career-ending match. Because not only did Rhodes have the pressure of losing his job, but he also had the added pressure knowing that he has a wife to provide for.
Cody Rhodes wrestled valiantly against his former mentor but based on the notion that his finisher was unable to keep the WWE champion down for a three-count, his skill set is still shy of that main event level.
All the same, one must wonder what would have been if Rhodes hadn’t tweaked his knee during a misfire of his disaster kick? Would the Corporate champion have suffered a loss? Triple H forbid such thinking.
Speaking of the “all mighty”, Triple H was quick to fire Cody Rhodes at the conclusion of the match. Now Rhodes could blame this event as part of some secret vendetta the McMahons has towards the Rhodes family: Dusty Rhodes forced to wear polka dots, and Dustin Rhodes forced to wear gold face paint; but Rhodes should ask himself whether or not he truly put forth everything he had into that match?
Up to now, Cody Rhodes had earned the support of the WWE Universe as well as those in the locker room. And although Rhodes may be fired–or an early wedding present–doesn’t mean he won’t be back. Cody Rhodes should take this time away from the WWE to get his head on straight, so when he does decide to come back, he can finally reach that brass ring.
Answer the Question: Do you agree with Triple H’s decision to fire Cody Rhodes?
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