Cody Rhodes is currently embroiled in a feud with the high-flying and sensational Sin Cara. Rhodes is obsessed with Sin Cara and, more importantly, the mask he wears. However, if you recall, this isn't the first time Rhodes has obsessed over an opponent's mask.
Back in early 2011, Rhodes was embroiled in a feud with Rey Mysterio. In January 2011, Rhodes had his nose broken by Mysterio's knee brace when Mysterio connected with the 619. Feeling disfigured, Rhodes went on to wear a protective mask for months.
Rhodes and Mysterio clashed throughout the Road to WrestleMania 27. At the big event, Rhodes defeated Mysterio in an outstanding match. The two would meet again in an amazing Falls Count Anywhere match, but this time, Mysterio came out on top.
Sin Cara vs. Rhodes will never compare to last year's Mysterio vs. Rhodes feud.
For one, there isn't nearly as much storyline development in this feud. Mysterio breaking Rhodes' nose—the catalyst of their feud—caused a drastic change in Rhodes' character. Because he lost his good looks, Rhodes would become more aggressive throughout his feud with Mysterio.
Another reason is that the feud between Rhodes and Sin Cara won't have strong promos. Since arriving on the scene, Sin Cara has yet to speak. Yes, Rhodes could always carry the verbal load and let Sin Cara talk with his actions. Even so, it will still detract from the overall feud.
The most important point is that Sin Cara has yet to prove to the WWE audience that he is capable of blockbuster matches. Part of what made Rhodes vs. Mysterio memorable was their incredible matches. Sin Cara has yet to have a single memorable match in the WWE.
Perhaps Rhodes can help carry him to his first.
Do you think Sin Cara vs. Cody Rhodes could be better than Rhodes vs. Mysterio?
Finally, it is less likely that a star will be made in this feud. When Rhodes defeated Mysterio at WrestleMania 27, it was apparent that Rhodes is capable of main event level wrestling.
Sin Cara vs. Cody Rhodes is still playing out, so it's possible that things could change. They could have a match that could rival any of Rhodes' matches with Mysterio. In addition, I hope that this feud proves that Sin Cara is destined for greatness in the WWE.
As this time, it's hard to see Sin Cara vs. Cody Rhodes coming close to comparing to the greatness that was Cody Rhodes vs. Rey Mysterio.