Heel Turn on James Ellsworth
Join Date: Jan 2010
Re: Dashing Cody Rhodes = Fail
I really dislike the guy's current gimmick, I just don't know why. I can see he actually has talent and potential, but I just don't like him. Even with the other heels, I mark for them, but I can also enjoy being entertained at their expense, but Rhodes is a borderline turnoff.
If anything is wrong with Rhodes, its that he isn't really making any of the more sympathetic guys look good and actually has to be put over at their expense, but he isn't particularly prone to embarrasment considering just how naturally uncredible he is. Practically every other heel on both rosters is embarrased even semi-frequently aside from Barrett, but Rhodes (and McIntyre to a lesser extent) either make the lower-end opponents they are facing come off worse, or are marginalized by their uppermidcard/ME opponents to the point of utter irrelavency.
He's not talented enough to make me cheer for him despite being heel and he just naturally comes off as a weakling, but I never really get to derive enjoyment from seeing him get embarrased which makes him boring to watch.