Job and lose to khali clean?
This sounds like Ziggler from around January time this year. He was defeating CM Punk repeated weeks, put on great promos such as his one with Mick Foley, I (at the time) really thought Ziggler might go somewhere, and now he's putting over talentless hacks (as you say) like Brodus Clay...1. Talented wrestler gets a push
2. Talented wrestler gets over
3. Talented wrestler is white hot and appears to be on the way to the main event
4. Talented wrestler begins putting over talentless hacks for weeks at a time
I don't get it.
Even if Rhodes did win on Sunday, which he hopefully will, I feel the damage has already been done.Well, if the build-up from Elimination Chamber to Wrestlemania is any indication, Rhodes will win at Extreme Rules. Rhodes and Show apparently have a personal agreement to feud with one guy utterly dominating for the several weeks leading up to the other guy picking up the win on pay-per-view.
Well, at least I can hope this is the case. If Rhodes loses to Show this Sunday, it will be a black eye for WWE and probably the biggest dropped ball of the entire Youth Movement since it commenced. Guys have been punished for screwing up like The Miz this year, guys have been given faux big pushes into the main event which were all about supplying a babyface for the moment like Ziggler, but Rhodes has been on a very healthy, slow, steady build and losing to Show at back-to-back pay-per-views after standing as the guy in the history books who gave Show his "Wrestlemania Moment" by losing to him decisively in a one-on-one match at the biggest show of the year in Show's hometown of Miami, would completely reek of shit.
I agree that Rhodes has been hurt some by all of this. I know the odds of it are at best minimal but I'm hoping that they make their match a strap match at Extreme Rules and have Rhodes choke Show out with it. Have the ref declare the match over and Cody's standing would be given a much-needed boost following weeks of dismal losses and fleeing from Big Show.Even if Rhodes did win on Sunday, which he hopefully will, I feel the damage has already been done.
Every step of the feud since Wrestlemania has made Rhodes look like a complete piece of shit and there's been no reason to it. I admit that Big Show had his Wrestlemania moment, but did he have to have been booked to be so dominant ever since. I know he's the champion, and it's good to have a dominant champ, but WWE have to realise that whenever Big Show's in a feud with someone, it's incredibly easy for him to make the heel look like complete garbage. He's feud poison. He comes out all smiles, doesn't take Rhodes as any sort of threat, then scares him off.
Equalling no interest in the title match for viewers and no interest in Rhodes. That slow steady build which Rhodes was rightfully getting has been significantly undone, or at the very least stopped for no reason. When Rhodes gets the belt back, we're pretty much back to where we were before Wrestlemania, except for Rhodes looking much worse.