Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Star Is Born

Introducing Stardust
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By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents

When Cody Rhodes and Goldust started showing signs of tension, I think I was in the same boat as most fans who thought it was the beginning of the end for the brotherly duo.  Then on the June 16 episode of Raw, we were all proven wrong.  The Rhodes brothers have returned, but with a new look.  Gone is Cody, replaced with Stardust.

It's an interesting gimmick change for Cody, as I always enjoyed his heel roles when he was "Dashing" and as a member of Evolution.  I like the idea of reinventing this team and keeping it fresh.  I feel like in recent years, tag teams have come and gone and faded away, weakening the division in general.  I'm hoping this move not only boosts Cody's career, but helps to rebuild the tag team ranks.  Plus, at the very least there's a new mask they can sell to kids and a tshirt featuring the new character.

Stardust wins
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Dustin Rhodes really deserves a lot of credit.  He's made the Goldust character work (off and on) for nearly 20 years. When he was introduced in 1995, the gimmick was a game changer and as far as I'm concerned, helped lead the company into what became known as the Attitude Era.  That being said, I don't really see longevity for Stardust.  I think Cody will eventually turn heel again.  Plus, even though he's in the best shape of his career, Goldust isn't going to be around forever.  Fans still want that brother vs. brother match and I think they're going to get it before it's all said and done.

Stardust & Goldust
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Bottom line, I'm not judging the new gimmick, I'm really not. Time will tell where it goes from here, but like I said, these two will definitely help spice up the tag team division again.  

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