Thanks to this current storyline with The Corporation, Cody and Dustin Rhodes (AKA Goldust), as well as their father Dusty Rhodes, have suddenly become big-time players in WWE.
Indeed, the brothers have even found themselves the focal point of this Sunday's Battleground pay-per-view.
Now who could have seen that one coming?
Per Monday night's Raw, the Rhodes brothers are set to take on Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in a non-title bout at the event.
The pre-match stipulations decree that if the siblings manage to defeat The Shield, Cody will get his job back and Dustin will be re-hired.
Of course, if they lose, Cody and Dustin will lose their jobs forever, and Dusty, due to be at ringside for the tag match, will be fired from his spot as a trainer at WWE's newest training facility. Yikes. Talk about the pressure being on.
So, what are the predictions?
Well, the obvious answer is that the Rhodes brothers will defeat Rollins and Reigns, win their jobs back and celebrate afterwards with their beloved old dad as a reunited family. It would serve to give the event its happy, feel-good moment (which it may need, particularly if Daniel Bryan loses to Randy Orton in the main event).
However, that seems too simple and neat for an angle that appears to be going long-term.
A more likely scenario may be that Cody and his brother get screwed out of a win at the pay-per-view—possibly due to interference from Stephanie and Triple H—and continue their habit of doing wild, ostensibly unscripted run-ins during episodes of Raw.
The renegade role has invigorated both of the Rhodes brothers, can they really just go back to being boring, under-contract midcarders? What is there for them in that position, anyway? Going for the United States belts? Dull tag team matches with Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger?
It's also possible WWE may throw out the swerve and have either Cody or Dustin shockingly turn heel at Sunday's show and side with Stephanie and Triple H. It would get people talking, if nothing else.
And, hey, money talks and The Corporation has a ton of it. It would be easy to believe Triple H had bought off one of them with the promise of more cash and a renewed push.
Will the storyline with the McMahons vs. The Rhodes finish up at Battleground? Let's hope not. Especially since this angle is one of the few things keeping Raw afloat in John Cena's absence.
In fact, let's hope this week's pay-per-view is the point when the Rhodes family saga really starts to heat up.
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