I agree with Dashing being more "intense" and "dark". He was a joke, but now he should be the joker.
Now that he has shown his ruthlessness in his smackdown return, he need to up another level of "evilness".
Make people afraid of offending him rather than just a funny heel. Joining the corre may not be a good idea since most of them do not make any significant impact. Unless wwe has no plans to up Cody another level, they should seriously repackage him.
Also a proper wrestling finisher move, not just a jumping kick. It is the slam that counts.
Perhaps the "Dashing" label is finished? Who knows, but like it or lump it, his dashing character has taken him to a whole new level.
What a compliment, to be handpicked by Rey to have a high profile feud with for Wrestlemania.
Look at the obscurity that Ted Dibiase has been relegated to on Raw. Rhodes is the breakout talent from the Legacy.
I think we will continue to see at least elements of his "dashing" character continuing forward ... and please let them keep the "Smoke and Mirrors" theme song. It's very catchy.