The 2011 edition of Night of Champions is almost over and with that, so are all my hopes of a strong Diva's division as Beth Phoenix and Buffalo were robbed of the title victory.
Yes, Kelly Kelly is still champion...sigh...
This is not about her, though. Another person retained a championship tonight. That I am happy to report. Cody Rhodes defeated Ted DiBiase and is still the Intercontinental Champion.
May his reign be long and prosperous until he loses to someone epic...Chris Jericho maybe?
If anything, Cody has started his path down the road leading to an eventual World title, but what he needs now is time and patience.
During the match, the crowd was quite silent and there was even a "boring" yelled out somewhere. Not a good sign if you expect any of those two to win a WWE championship down the road.
Personally, I couldn't care less about Ted DiBiase's character right now. WWE hasn't done right by him, and I can hardly see where he could go from here unless he changes something. The "face" turn was the right thing to do, but what now? I thought the two would have remained allies, but it was not to be.
Cody Rhodes, on the other hand, I am all for, however. I have wanted him to become Intercontinental Champion for a long time now and since that is the case, then perhaps he can be the one to restore prestige to my favorite title.
His victory tonight means that the company puts the responsibility of such a feat on the young, dashing one's shoulders. Let's not go too fast in thrusting people into the main-event scene. Having him as a second-tier champion is just fine right now.
Could an eventual program with brother Goldust be in the plans, or could a returning Chris Jericho eventually win the belt for the unprecedented 10th time in his career? Provided he does return, after all. The future is not set...ever!
Right now, there are many more candidates I'd rather see in a match versus Rhodes than Ted DiBiase.
People like John Morrison and Daniel Bryan could make excellent challengers and more interesting opponents, too. I absolutely dislike silent crowds and tonight's match was one of those.
We won't have to wait long to see where things are going because in two weeks time (you know it) another pay-per-view event is scheduled. Too much is like too little—SuperCena championship reigns and 13 events a year are a disaster!
I just hope WWE does right by Cody Rhodes and allow him to become one of the greatest Intercontinental Champions of all time.