Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rhode(s) Blocked

Photo from WWE.com
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger on Twitter

As of this writing, Thursday evening, September 15, Intercontinental champion Cody Rhodes is not booked for the WWE pay per view Night of Champions.  I suspect that he will be put into a match, but with three days prior to a PPV, why wait so long to add this contest?

This seems to be a trend, announcing matches online mere days before the event.  Or even worse, they add matches to the PPV after the show has started.  Personally, I miss the days when we knew weeks in advance who was wrestling on the show.  The WWE always did a good job of promoting its events and built up the anticipation.  "Mean" Gene Okerlund and eventually Sean Mooney would sit in the Update Center and run down the card.  I always looked forward to seeing that and what new matches would be announced.

Some former IC champions.
My other question is, why have all the other matches been announced but not that one?  Is there an aversion to the IC title these days?  Is it something against Cody?  Maybe it's all storyline related.  I'm not sure, but I'm old school and think the IC title needs to have some more of the spotlight.  I was hoping Wade Barrett's reign would be a bit more meaningful, and now I've pinned those hopes on Cody.  He needs to be booked better as the champion.  And all matches for a PPV need to be announced more than a week before the show.  Just sayin'...

Okay, check out my other thoughts on Night of Champions... Thanks for reading.


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