Big news coming from Cleveland, Ohio, as it appears one half of the Rhodes Scholars may be shut down for some time to come.
According to Justin LaBar at Wrestlezone.com:
WZ has learned from sources Cody Rhodes was injured tonight in a match for WWE's Main Event taped in Cleveland, Ohio.
Not much is known at this time other than Rhodes appeared to have sustained a significant injury to his right shoulder in a spot taking a back drop from Kane.
We're being told Rhodes was taken to the hospital but at the moment no more details are known in terms of injury severity or a recovery timetable.
This is terrible timing for the tag-team division, as it is in the midst of a big comeback. Overall, Rhodes and his partner Damian Sandow, have been on a tear of late. They not only gel in and out of the ring, but have been doing a great job as the top heel tag team. Which is something the division sorely needs.
Without Rhodes Scholars in the mix, the tag division is left with The Prime Time Players as the top heel team. Don't get me wrong, Titus O'Neil and Darren Young are a formidable team, but they are not as over as Sandow and Rhodes.
Ultimately, the WWE should be keeping their fingers crossed and hope that Rhodes won't be out too long. However, I think it's safe to say, Team Ziggler may be looking for another member for Sunday's Survivor Series.
Keep in mind, if Rhodes isn't severely injured, he could potentially wrestle Sunday night and do limited duty for the match. As we all know, someone has to be eliminated first in the "Traditional Survivor Series Tag Match," so why not Rhodes?
In the end, serious or not, the WWE can't afford to have one of their top stars out for too long. Let's face it, less than a month ago, we witnessed the the WWE's ratings essentially crumble without John Cena.
I'm not saying Rhodes is at Cena's level, just saying that the WWE may need to rethink its tour and TV schedule in order to keep its stars healthy.