Originally Posted by Tyrion Lannister
How are they not a real team? They have a name, they have a titantron, they even have a post match celebration. The Shawn Michaels/Marty Jannetty comparison applies to every team, except teams like Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara where one member is already a future world champion. If you take 2 guys who are singles guys and put them in a tag team and give them the belts, when they break up, there's ALWAYS a guy who fails and a guy who ascends to stardom, or otherwise both of them fail, but both of them will not fail in this case, one of them will make it. Which at this point, sadly, is more likely to be Cody. As for Sandow being one of Triple H's boys, I'm starting to question the validity of that. He damn sure isn't booked like one of them.
Edge & Christian and The Hardy Boyz broke this so called "formula". While one member did end up out doing the other, the "lesser member" had a decent run and notable success.
They have a name, which is simply a combination of Cody's last name and Sandow's gimmick. They're thrown together just like Team Hell No are. Rhodes and Sandow ARE two singles guys. They've kept their individual gimmicks, and don't even bother to wear matching gear. Even Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara wear matching colors sometimes.
I agree that Cody Rhodes would be the one to reach stardom FIRST. But Cody is far ahead of Sandow right now anyway. Cody has been on the main roster for five years, and a lot of people expected him to already be World Heavyweight Champion by now due to his huge improvement in character over the past two years. Damien Sandow has only been on the main roster for a few months. Before this team, he was doing nothing except squashing jobbers. Sandow WILL be a top guy, he just won't be a top guy in his current form. He needs to ditch or tone down his current gimmick before they even think about pushing him as a top guy. See how well he can talk on the mic without his gimmick as a crutch before he takes that next step. He still has a lot of work to do.
And in 1-2 years, no one will even remember that they teamed up. Cody has nothing to do right now because the World Title scenes are clogged up, and Sandow has to be developed a bit more. Once the likes of Rock and Lesnar have come and gone and are completely out of the picture (after WrestleMania), there will be plenty of room for both of them in the upper echelon of the company.
This team is just something for them to do while they build up guys like Punk, Sheamus, and Ryback. Plus WWE is trying (even if they're half-assing it) to make tag team wrestling meaningful again, and they need some upper level guys to do that. Cody and Sandow are probably the only believable threat to Kane and Bryan, two former World Champions.