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So he beats Big Show in a indescive way with no momentum going for him. How he going to be a credible champion now? He needs to go after the WHC or something to get his credibility back.
 

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WWE did the right thing by giving Rhodes the IC title back. Smackdown is at a place right now where Rhodes can't advance up the card. Sheamus is going to be busy with Del Rio/Bryan/whoever is drafted over from Raw that at best Rhodes would be heel #4 on Smackdown. By holding the IC title, it gives him a solid spot on the midcard and he can get into various title feuds with different faces.
 

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Giving Rhodes the IC title back was a fine move. Jobbing him out to Great Khali clean just before was retarded.

They need to actually give him some IC title feuds and title defenses this time around. I could see him dropping the title to Ryback down the line, assuming they don't give him a retarded main event push right off the bat like they did with ADR.
 

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If last night is anything to go by, turn him face. It's not often that a heel is attacked from behind, put through two tables and is shown to be valiantly walking out of the arena on their own power to cheers and applause, very face like thing to do, very heelish from Big Show also.

But nah, I doubt they will turn him, he'll probably just linger around the midcard for a few months before either moving up to the main event or going to Raw or something, maybe a mini feud with Khali or something? he did lose to him clean on Smackdown so from a kayfabe standpoint it would make sense. With the way the match at Extreme Rules ended I'd assume the feud with Big Show isn't over yet either.

With Barrett not expected back until August and every other possible choice going through burials (Miz/Zig etc) he'll probably be the front runner for Money in the Bank.
 

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What the hell are they going with Rhodes now? Have him retain the Intercontinental Championship against The Big Show in their rematch, and then get the fuck out of that feud, that's what. The Big Show should've never won the strap in the first place. His so-called "WrestleMania moment" already happened at Mania 26 as a part of ShowMiz, and accomplished nothing except killing Cody's chance of beating The Honky Tonk Man's record.
 

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In due time DDB, Rhodes definitely had some face value there, but one could argue the smarky crowd considering all heels were cheered, even Ziggles. Don't know what theylre gonna do with him and Show, now, but Cody should start moving on to the mid carders that can really complement his skills, and are the same size as him. That table spot? ACE.
 

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CaptainObvious is right that Rhodes needs the Intercontinental Championship as there's no room at the top of Smackdown with Bryan/Del Rio/probably Miz and whoever else is coming aboard circling Sheamus and his World Championship. And CamillePunk is correct that they need to give Rhodes some clean defenses and solid midcard feuds over the Intercontinental Championship. I'd like to see him get his win back against Khali immediately, then defend the championship against Big Show on TV/at Over the Limit and be done with it, retaining. Rhodes is the right man for that championship and that championship is right for Rhodes. Hell, if they don't want to pull the trigger on Lord Tensai challenging Punk and if Jericho/Punk as a program is over now, and they have nobody else who can reasonably challenge Punk at the moment, flip Show heel and have him chase Punk for a few weeks, and have Punk make Show tap out on pay-per-view like Paul Heyman wanted all those years ago, haha. Let that Big Oaf (as that sign said, ha) serve a good purpose.
 

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What the hell are they going with Rhodes now? Have him retain the Intercontinental Championship against The Big Show in their rematch, and then get the fuck out of that feud, that's what. The Big Show should've never won the strap in the first place. His so-called "WrestleMania moment" already happened at Mania 26 as a part of ShowMiz, and accomplished nothing except killing Cody's chance of beating The Honky Tonk Man's record.
Winning the IC title and getting his first singles win at WM was THE wrestlemania moment for Big Show.
Honky's record was 454 while Rhodes' was 236, no way was he breaking the record.

The mania feud and the feud with Booker are the only interesting things he's done with the belt.
 

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The IC title is back where it belongs.:)

Hopefully Rhodes have long reign this time around as well. Apart from Big Show, he pretty much have no competition in Smackdown midcard anyways.
 

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A strange decision to take the title off him in the first place and now has no credibility.People thought when he lost at mania it was a push to the main event but with this ic win its not going to happen any time soon.I think he might turn face and lose the title to Sandow or Ambrose in a few months.
 

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If last night is anything to go by, turn him face. It's not often that a heel is attacked from behind, put through two tables and is shown to be valiantly walking out of the arena on their own power to cheers and applause, very face like thing to do, very heelish from Big Show also.
he was booed btw
 

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Cody needs the title right now to give him back his momentum he once had, plus the main event scene on Smackdown is pretty busy right now.
 

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Cody needs the title right now to give him back his momentum he once had, plus the main event scene on Smackdown is pretty busy right now.
Exactly. There's too much going on with Sheamus, Danielson, and ADR right now for Cody to get his chance so putting the IC belt back on him gives him something to do to remain relevant.

Hopefully Big Show gets his re-match on this week's SD to blow the feud off. I just hope Rhodes isn't programmed with Khali next. He needs to be with another talented worker so he can go back to putting on the excellent matches he had last year.
 

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I wouldn't mind seeing him holding the title all year long.
 
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