Deja Vu in WWE—Rhodes & Dibiase Lose Titles

Ryan Senior Writer IAugust 7, 2008

To quote a famous movie line: "Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in!"

Don't I know the feeling.  After fading out from watching WWE programming, a few interesting developments got me watching again. The WWE Draft.  The shock of CM Punk winning the World Heavyweight Championship.  Young stars like Kofi Kingston, Cryme Tyme, Paul Burchill, and the tag team of Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase getting pushes and tons of deserved exposure.

I finally felt assured that it wouldn't be the same old story of John Cena-dominated storylines.  Young, exciting stars would rise to the top.  But in typical WWE fashion, they screwed it up.

When Cena and Batista won the WWE Tag Team titles from Rhodes & Dibiase, they dropped the ball.  In Rhodes & Dibaise, they have two energetic, young, talented performers who were getting a much needed push.  Building them as champions, which is what was being done early in their run, is what was needed.

Instead, the WWE killed all of their momentum by having them drop the titles to Batena, all so we could re-live last year's storyline (remember that? When Cena and Michaels were champs heading into their Wrestlemania showdown?).

They easily could have saved face for all involved with some sort of interference or, even better, having Batista and Cena get in a spat on the floor, leading into a brawl that results in a count-out. The main eventers don't look bad and the youngsters get a victory in the process.

Now, instead, you have two guys who went from budding stars right back to nothing.

Shame on me for thinking the WWE would keep up their push of the young guys.  Between this and CM Punk getting the Mysterio treatment as World Heavyweight Champion, it seems that things will be reverting back to normal.

To quote another quite famous line: "I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart."

Ain't it the truth?