As you are all aware, Cody Rhodes was recently in a feud with former world champion Booker T.
Needless to say, this was a less-than-stellar storyline on the part of the WWE creative team.
Today, I am going to list 10 reasons why Cody Rhodes vs. Booker T was a mistake.
This list is based on various WWE storylines and the product as a whole.
When the creative team initially booked this feud, it was to get Rhodes over against another well-known superstar (like Randy Orton).
After their back and forth matches, Goldust (Rhodes' half brother), was inserted into the mix to begin a feud with Cody.
While this doesn't lower Rhodes' status (due to the fact that Cody has been coming out on top of both feuds), it doesn't advance his career like it should be.
I give credit to Booker T.
A lot of veteran superstars would take a feud like this past one and steal the spotlight from the up-and-coming superstars.
Booker T did not do this and for that he has my respect.
However, I think his return to the ring was not used to its fullest potential by the WWE creative.
His return to the ring for a two-month feud is not how this former world champion should go out.
I think he deserved a bit more.
When serious competitors are competing and defending the intercontinental championship, the prestige of the title goes up.
When Cody Rhodes debuted the classic IC Title, people believed that the prestige of the title would go nothing but up.
However, with Rhodes feuding with Booker T, fans knew that Booker T would never actually win the championship.
Rhodes needs serious contenders for the title. If there's no prestige in a title, it just turns into something to add to a superstar's resume.
Goldust and Booker T are incredibly entertaining superstars.
However, it's time for the WWE to stop relying on superstars from the past to get ratings.
WWE needs to invest all of their superstars.
From main eventers, all the way down to the lower card, they should have storylines in place to use all the talent on the roster.
The WWE has a tendency to keep its mid card titles off of pay-per-view events.
With that being said, it causes these titles to be defended infrequently.
The Intercontinental Championship should be one of the richest prizes in the entire company, and it deserves to be showcased at every pay-per-view.
One of the main storylines coming out of the Rhodes vs. Booker T feud is the eventual confrontation between Cody and Goldust.
With this feud currently in progress, Rhodes will not have a legitimate feud (with another WWE superstar) for at least two more months.
It's official: WWE creative loves to involve announcers in various storylines.
Jim Ross, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and now Booker T have all competed in matches and have been involved in various feuds.
If Booker T is going to be wrestling, he shouldn't be commentating.
Do one or the other, but not both.
As seen on Friday Night Smackdown, Cody Rhodes is the Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship.
Four months ago, I could have seen him be a serious threat in this match.
Now, I think Rhodes is nothing more then a filler in the match.
I honestly don't see Rhodes facing Sheamus or Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania.
Because Rhodes is in these place-holder feuds, it means that the WWE is putting him on ice until they can find a suitable opponent for him.
Although WWE had good intentions, it has caused Rhodes to lose all momentum he once had during the fall.
When Rhodes was feuding with Randy Orton, people expected him to win the feud and then move into the world title scene.
Well, it's February and Cody now has to find a new niche to move up the card.
Whether it is another feud with Orton or a feud with No. 1 Contender Sheamus, he has a long way to go before we will see him in his own main event match.
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