Early Plans for Goldust and Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania Revealed

Erik BeastonFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2014

Credit: WWE.com

According to F4WOnline, by way of WrestlingInc.com, it appears as though WWE has heard the fans and will give them what they want in regard to Cody Rhodes and Goldust at the upcoming WrestleMania XXX.

The split between Cody Rhodes and Goldust may come at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view where a tag team title match is expected. There are plans for Cody vs. Goldust at WrestleMania XXX this year. Goldust was originally signed as a talent through WrestleMania XXX but his deal has been extended through SummerSlam. Once that deal expires, it's expected he will become an agent backstage.

The hype for a match between Goldust and Cody dates back to 2012, when the former began campaigning for the bout on social media. He even pushed for it to take place at April 2013's WrestleMania 29.

WWE, whether there were actual plans for the match at one time or not, teased the bout during the 2013 Royal Rumble, when Goldust returned, stunning his brother during the big 30-man battle.

Fans repeated Goldust's sentiment on social media, including Twitter.

This past September, Cody entered into a program with The Authority that saw him get fired just days before his grand wedding to fiancee Brandi. It was an emotional angle that really allowed Cody to showcase his promo abilities and struck a chord with the WWE faithful.

It also signaled the return of Rhodes' brother, Goldust, to WWE programming.

In a tremendous showing against WWE champion Randy Orton, Goldust earned the respect of a new generation fans and, more importantly, earned himself a contract with the company. Despite the Bizarre One's loss, the emotion still ran high and the fans reacted accordingly.

When Stephanie McMahon ordered Big Show to knockout Dusty Rhodes, the patriarch of the Rhodes family, the angle hit a new high. The man known to millions of fans as the American Dream had attempted to get his youngest son rehired, but it was to no avail, and ultimately, he paid physically for it.

Finally, the Rhodes brothers won jobs with the company by defeating Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins of The Shield in a legitimate Match of the Year candidate at October's Battleground pay-per-view. Shortly thereafter, the Rhodeses captured the Tag titles from The Shield in one of the best televised matches in recent history.

They would hold the titles for months and rejuvenate the tag team division in World Wrestling Entertainment. Rematches against Rollins and Reigns, as well as bouts against the Real Americans and Ryback and Curtis Axel, were oftentimes show-stealers. In fact, no matter how bad the booking of any given show may have been, Cody and Goldust would come through and deliver an outstanding wrestling match.

Their loss of the titles to the New Age Outlaws on the Royal Rumble pre-show ended their dominance over the division and frees them up to split, as the above news indicates will happen, leading to their eventual showdown at WrestleMania.

If they have the same chemistry as opponents that they did as partners, the brothers Rhodes could very well have one of the more surprising matches on the show. More important than quality, however, is Cody getting over as a main singles star.

It will be his biggest opportunity in recent years. If he does not rise to the occasion and make the most of said opportunity, he could find himself forever trapped in the dark abyss known as the WWE midcard.