Cody Rhodes began his career trying to impress a few people and to protect his fathers name. Rhodes would eventually team with Hardcore holly after earning his respect. The two would win tag team gold and Rhodes looked to be growing as a superstar.
Rhodes then turned heel and joined with Randy Orton and Ted DiBiase to form Legacy. The group that felt they could be better than their fathers ever dreamed of being. Rhodes got his first taste at the main event scene as Orton's partner.
Rhodes and Legacy would go on to feud with Triple H and a reunited DX, which allowed Rhodes to get even more exposure. Eventually, Legacy broke up and Rhodes was drafted to Smackdown.
On Smackdown, Rhodes would unveil his "Dashing" gimmick. Rhodes would get a title shot here and there but his main event magic would no return. Rhodes looked to be on his way down to being lost in the mid card.
2011 would usher in Rhodes most successful period yet. After Rey Mysterio broke Rhodes' nose, he would unveil his "Undashing" gimmick. Rhodes, who still has the gimmick today, gained a new, dark edge that helped put him over and single him out from the crowd.
Rhodes developed into one of the top heels in the WWE and gained his first singles title with his Intercontinental Championship victory. Today, Rhodes has helped bring the Intercontinental Championship back to glory and frequently defends it. The belt has also been restored to its old version and now, some consider it more prestigious than the WWE Championship.
IN order to become great, you have to deal with success and failures. Rhodes experiences success with Legacy but then had a down year where he was lost in the shuffle. Rhodes' new gimmick helped him break through and has him on the path towards legend status.