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[Cody Rhodes GALLERY]

[w/Hardcore Holly][Legacy (w/DiBiase Jr.)]

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Title History

  • OVW Southern tag team titles w/Shawn Spears defeating The Untouchables (October 18, 2006);
  • OVW Southern tag team titles w/Shawn Spears defeating The Untouchables (December 20, 2006);
  • OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Paul Burchill (February 17, 2007);
  • OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Television title defeating Shawn Spears (July 6, 2007);
  • (WWE) world tag team titles w/Hardcore Holly defeated Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch (December 10, 2007);
  • (WWE) world tag team titles w/Ted DiBiase Jr. defeated Hardcore Holly and “Cody Rhodes” (June 29, 2008);
  • (WWE) world tag team titles w/Ted DiBiase Jr. defeated Batista and John Cena (August 11, 2008);
  • WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) tag team titles w/ Drew McIntyre by winning a Gauntlet Match (September 19, 2010);
  • WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Intercontinental title defeating Ezekiel Jackson (August 12, 2011);
  • WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Intercontinental title defeating Big Show at Extreme Rules (April 29, 2012);
  • WWE tag team titles w/ Goldust defeating the Shield (October 14, 2013);
  • WWE tag team titles w/ Goldust defeating the Uso Brothers (September 21, 2014);
  • GFW NEXGEN title defeating Sonjay Dutt (October 25, 2016);
  • WCPW Internet title defeating El Ligero (November 19, 2016);
  • NEW heavyweight title defeating Mike Bennett (March 18, 2017);
  • BPW title defeating Jimmy Havoc (April 22, 2017);
  • A1 tag team titles w Ethan Page defeating Gavin Quinn & Josh Alexander (June 18, 2017);
  • ROH world title defeating Christopher Daniels (June 23, 2017);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

Ohio Valley Wrestling:

  • June 3, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Cody Rhodes and Elijah Burke defeated Jack Bull and Pat Buck.
  • June 5, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Elijah Burke and Cody Runnels beat The Untouchables (Domino and Deuce w/Cherry).
  • June 8, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Deuce and Domino and Jack Bull defeated Cody Runnels and Elijah Burke and Mikey Batts.
  • June 9, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Jacob Duncan defeated Cody Runnels.
  • June 10, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Roadkill and Kasey James defeated Aaron Stevens and Cody Runnels.
  • June 17, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Cody Runnels/Shawn Spears/Ryan Reeves/Elijah Burke beat Los Locos and Deuce and Domino.
  • June 23, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: The Highlanders and Kasey James and Roadkill beat Deuce and Domino and Vic D.Vine and Cody Runnels.
  • June 30, 2006 – OVW Six Flags: Miz/Deuce/Domino/Vic D-Vine/Rahim Safari beat E.Burke/S.Spears/Chet the Jet/Kasey James/Cody Runnels.
  • July 1, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Elijah Burke and Shawn Spears and Cody Runnels defeated Raul Loco and Deuce and Domino.
  • July 5, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels defeated Eddie Craven.
  • July 7, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Aaron “The Idol” Stevens defeated Cody Runnels.
  • July 12, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels defeated Raul of Los Locos with a sleeperhold.
  • July 14, 2006 – OVW Six Flags: Cody Runnels defeated Rod Steele.
  • July 15, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Aaron Stevens and Kasey James defeated Roadkill and Cody Runnels.
  • July 19, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels defeated Kasey James by disqualification when Aaron Stevens interfered.
  • July 21, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Cody Runnels defeated Rod Steel.
  • July 22, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Cody Runnels and Discord and Jack Bull beat Rod Steele and John Bolen and Andy Vein.
  • July 26, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels defeated Kasey James.
  • July 27, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Jack Bull/Shawn Osborne/Cody Runnels beat Aaron Stevens/Kasey James/Mike Mondo.
  • July 28, 2006 – OVW Six Flags: Roadkill and Cody Runnels defeated Idol Stevens and Kasey James.
  • July 29, 2006 – OVW Six Flags: Chet the Jet/B.Albright/C.Runnels/S.Osbourne beat Idol Stevens/R.Steel/J.Bolen/E.Craven.
  • August 5, 2006 – OVW: Cody Runnels and Seth Skyfire w/Victoria beat The Untouchables in a Texas Tornado tag team match.
  • August 9, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels defeated Mike Cruel.
  • August 11, 2006 – OVW Six Flags: Cody Runnels and Dusty Rhodes defeated Kasey James and Idol Stevens.

Ohio Valley Wrestling – Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears:

  • August 19, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Shawn Spears and Cody Runnels defeated K.C. James and Idol Stevens.
  • August 23, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: K.C. James and Idol Stevens defeated Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears.
  • August 30, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: K.C. James and Idol Stevens vs Shawn Spears and Cody Runnels ended in a No Contest.
  • September 6, 2006 – OVW Tapings: Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears beat Idol Stevens and K.C. James and Untouchables in a 3-WAY.
  • September 20, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears beat The Untochables (Deuce and Domin) in a Non-title match.
  • September 27, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: The Untouchables defeated Shawn Spears and Cody Runnels to retain the OVW tag team titles.
  • October 18, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears beat The Untouchables to win the OVW Southern tag team titles!
  • October 25, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears defeated Pat Buck and Johnny Punch to retain the tag team titles!
  • November 1, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears beat Mike Kruel and Shawn Osbourne to retain the tag team titles!
  • November 8, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: Shawn Spears and Cody Runnels defeated The Untouchables to win the services of Cherry!
  • November 15, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: Rob Conway and Sylvain Grenier defeated Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears w/Cherry.
  • November 22, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears w/Cherry beat La Resistance to retain the Tag Titles!
  • November 29, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears w/Cherry vs The Untouchables was a draw (Titles held up!).
  • December 6, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: The Untouchables defeated Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears to win the vacant tag team titles!
  • ~~~Cherry turned on Shawn Spears and Cody Runnels and helped Deuce and Domino recapture the OVW Southern tag team titles!
  • December 9, 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Cody Runnels won a Battle Royal for an OVW Heavyweight title shot on 1/29.
  • December 20, 2006 – OVW TV Tapings: Runnels/Spears beat The Untouchables w/Cherry in a Street Fight to win the Tag Titles!
  • January 3, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears beat Charles Evans and Justin LaRoche to retain the Tag Titles!
  • January 6, 2007 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Bad Company defeated Seth Skyfire and Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears (6-Man Tag).
  • January 10, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears defeated Jon Bolen and Ryan Reeves to retain the Tag Titles!
  • January 17, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Seth Skyfire and Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears beat Mike Kruel and Mike Mondo and Nick Nemeth.
  • January 20, 2007 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears defeated Paul Burchill and Jacob Duncan.
  • January 24, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels defeated Nicky Nemeth in a dark match.
  • January 27, 2007 – OVW House Show: Paul Burchill defeated Cody Runnels to retain the OVW Heavyweight title.
  • February 17, 2007 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Cody Runnels defeated Paul Burchill to win the OVW Heavyweight title.
  • February 18, 2007 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Paul Burchill defeated Cody Runnels to win the OVW Heavyweight title.
  • February 28, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears defeated The Frat Boys (Mikey Mondo and Nicky Nemeth).
  • March 7, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel and Deuce and Domino beat Johnny Jeter and Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears (dark match).
  • March 14, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears beat Charles “The Hammer” Evans and Justin “The Ox” LaRoche.
  • March 24, 2007 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears defeated Chet the Jett and Steve Lewington.
  • March 31, 2007 – Hall of Fame: Dusty Rhodes was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his two sons Dustin and Cody Runnels.
  • April 4, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels won a Run for the Roses Contract on a Pole match !!!
  • April 11, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Charles Evans and Justin LaRoche beat Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears to win the tag team titles!
  • April 18, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Charles Evans and Justin LaRoche beat Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears to retain the tag team titles!
  • April 21, 2007 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Charles Evans and Justin LaRoche defeated Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears to retain.
  • April 25, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels defeated Shawn Spears in a #1 Contenders match.

Ohio Valley Wrestling – Cody Runnels:

  • May 2, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Idol Stevens vs. Cody Runnels was a draw after Paul Burchill and Shawn Spears interfered.
  • June 1, 2007 – OVW Six Flags: Cody Runnels defeated Shawn Spears by Countout.
  • June 6, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels defeated Shawn Spears by disqualification (Spears retains the OVW TV title).
  • June 8, 2007 – OVW Six Flags: Cody Runnels defeated OVW Television champion Shawn Spears in a Non-title match.
  • June 9, 2007 – Ohio Valley Wrestling: Jay Bradley and Shawn Spears defeated Idol Stevens and Cody Runnels.
  • June 13, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings : Cody Runnels defeated OVW TV champion Shawn Spears in a Non-title match.
  • June 20, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: C.M. Punk and Cody Runnels defeated Jay Bradley and Shawn Spears.
  • June 27, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Prodigy (later revealed to be Cody Runnels under a mask) defeated Shawn Spears.
  • June 29, 2007 – OVW Six Flags: Cody Runnels defeated Shawn Spears in a Leather Strap match.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Cody Rhodes:

  • July 2, 2007 – RAW: Dusty Rhodes introduced his son Cody Runnels but disrected by Randy Orton (Dusty challenged Orton).
  • July 4, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Pat Buck vs. Cody Rhodes didn’t happen because Shawn Spears attacked Cody backstage.
  • July 6, 2007 – OVW Six Flags: Cody Runnels defeated Shawn Spears to win the OVW Television title.
  • July 9, 2007 – RAW: Dusty Rhodes confronted Randy Orton in the ring and set up a Bullrope match at Great American Bash.
  • July 11, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels vs. Shawn Spears in a Steel Cage match ended in a No Contest.
  • July 13, 2007 – OVW Six Flags: Shawn Spears defeated Cody Runnels to win back the OVW Television title.
  • July 16, 2007 – RAW: “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton defeated Cody Rhodes w/Dusty Rhodes with an RKO.
  • ~~~After the match: Randy Orton tried to cheap-shot Cody Rhodes but Dusty Rhodes caught him and Orton retreated.
  • July 18, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Runnels participated in a Royal Rumble for the right to face John Cena on 7/27.
  • July 22, 2007 – Great American Bash: “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton defeated “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes.
  • ~~~Randy Orton tried to “kill” the legend of Dusty Rhodes after the match but Cody Rhodes made the save.
  • July 23, 2007 – RAW: “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton defeated Cody Rhodes with an RKO in Grudge match.
  • ~~~After the match: Randy Orton was going to punt Cody Rhodes in the head but Dusty Rhodes made the big save!
  • ~~~Randy Orton slipped back into the ring while Dusty was checking on Cody and kicked Dusty right on the head!
  • July 30, 2007 – RAW: Cody Rhodes defeated Shawn Daivari to keep his career on RAW.
  • August 1, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Johnny Jeter and Cody Rhodes beat Shawn Spears and Mike Kruel w/Roucka in a dark match.
  • August 6, 2007 – RAW: Cody Rhodes defeated Ryan O’Reilly in a dark match.
  • August 13, 2007 – RAW: Cody Rhodes defeated Charlie Haas w/Shelton Benjamin.
  • August 15, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Rhodes defeated Ramon Loco in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • August 20, 2007 – RAW: Cody Rhodes defeated Shelton Benjamin w/Charlie Haas.
  • August 27, 2007 – RAW: Cody Rhodes and Paul London and Brian Kendrick beat Shawn Daivari and Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin.
  • August 29, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Rhodes defeated OVW champion Mike Kruel w/Milena Roucka in a Non-Title Match.
  • September 3, 2007 – RAW: Cody Rhodes and Mickie James defeated Shawn Daivari and Jillian Hall in a mixed tag match.
  • September 17, 2007 – RAW: Cody Rhodes defeated K.C. James in a match taped for Internet HEAT.
  • ~~~LIVE ON RAW: Randy Orton defeated John Cena Sr. by disqualification when Cody Rhodes (looking for revenge) interfered.
  • September 19, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Cody Rhodes and Joey Matthews beat Vladimir Kozlov and Mike Kruel in a dark match

World Wrestling Entertainment – Cody Rhodes vs. Hardcore Holly:

  • September 24, 2007 – RAW: Hardcore Holly (return to RAW) defeated Cody Rhodes.
  • September 26, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: Mike Kruel defeated Cody Rhodes to retain the OVW Heavyweight title.
  • October 1, 2007 – RAW: Hardcore Holly defeated Cody Rhodes in a rematch.
  • October 7, 2007 – No Mercy: Hardcore Holly defeated Cody Rhodes in a pre-show dark match.
  • October 8, 2007 – RAW: Cody Rhodes defeated Shawn Daivari in a match taped for HEAT.
  • October 15, 2007 – RAW (England): Hardcore Holly defeated Cody Rhodes with the Alabama Slam.
  • October 22, 2007 – RAW: Cody Rhodes defeated Shelton Benjamin w/Charlie Haas (Hardcore Holly made the post-match save).
  • October 29, 2007 – RAW: Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes defeated Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin in a tag team match.
  • November 5, 2007 – RAW: Cody Rhodes w/Hardcore Holly defeated Trevor Murdoch w/Lance Cade.
  • November 12, 2007 – RAW: Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes won a 3-WAY #1 Contenders match, which was taped for HEAT.
  • ~~~Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes beat Paul London and Brian Kendrick and The Highlanders in a 3-WAY tag team match.
  • November 18, 2007 – Survivor Series: Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch defeated Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes to retain their titles.
  • November 19, 2007 – RAW: Cody Rhodes defeated Hardcore Holly.
  • November 26, 2007 – RAW: Hardcore Holly/Cody Rhodes/Jim Duggan/Super Crazy beat Cade and Murdoch and The Highlanders.
  • December 3, 2007 – RAW: Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes defeated The Highlanders in a match taped for HEAT.
  • December 10, 2007 – RAW: Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch to win the world tag team titles!
  • December 12, 2007 – OVW TV Tapings: James Curtis defeated Cody Rhodes to retain the OVW Television title
  • December 17, 2007 – RAW: Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch to retain their tag team titles.
  • January 27, 2008 – Royal Rumble: Cody Rhodes entered the Royal Rumble at #13, but was eliminated by Triple H.
  • January 28, 2008 – RAW: Carlito Cool (w/Santino Marella and Maria Kanellis) defeated Cody Rhodes (w/Hardcore Holly).
  • February 4, 2008 – RAW: Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch in a Non-title match.
  • Fenruary 18, 2008 – RAW: Carlito Cool defeated Cody Rhodes in a match taped for Internet HEAT.
  • February 25, 2008 – RAW: Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito Cool and Santino Marella w/Maria Kanellis.
  • February 27, 2008 – OVW: Colt Cabana defeated Shawn Spears in a Loser Retires match after interference by Cody Rhodes and C.M. Punk.
  • March 3, 2008 – RAW: Carlito Cool defeated Cody Rhodes to qualifying for the Money In the Bank Ladder Match.
  • March 10, 2008 – RAW: Carlito Cool defeating Cody Rhodes in a dark match.
  • March 24, 2008 – RAW: Cody Rhodes defeated Trevor Murdoch in a match taped for Internet HEAT.
  • March 25, 2008 – ECW on Sci-Fi: Cody Rhodes participated in a 12-on-12 match featuring participants of the WM24 Battle Royal.
  • March 30, 2008 – WrestleMania 24: Cody Rhodes participated in a Battle Royal on the Pre-show taped as a DVD Extra.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Cody Rhodes and Hardcore Holly:

  • March 31, 2008 – RAW: Brian Kendrick and Paul London defeated Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes in a Non-title match.
  • April 7, 2008 – RAW: Santino Marella and Carlito Cool defeated Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes in a Non-title match.
  • April 14, 2008 – RAW: Cody Rhodes defeated Charlie Haas in a match taped for Internet HEAT.
  • April 21, 2008 – RAW: Carlito Cool w/Santino Marella defeated Hardcore Holly w/Cody Rhodes.
  • April 28, 2008 – RAW: Cody Rhodes w/Hardcore Holly defeated Santino Marella w/Carlito Cool in a Grudge Match.
  • May 12, 2008 – RAW: Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes defeated Santino Marella and Carlito Cool to retain the world tag team titles.
  • ~~~Rowdy Roddy Piper (Santino’s invited guest) was there and Santino couldn’t stop obsessing over Piper standing at ringside.
  • May 18, 2008 – Judgment Day: Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes defeated Santino Marella and Carlito Cool in a dark match.
  • May 19, 2008 – RAW: Brian Kendrick and Paul London beat Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes in a Non-title match (Internet HEAT).
  • May 26, 2008 – RAW: Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes defeated Paul London and Brian Kendrick to retain the world tag team titles.
  • ~~~After the match; Ted DiBiase introduced Holly and Rhodes to the newest member of the WWE roster – his son, Ted DiBiase Jr.!
  • June 2, 2008 – RAW: Santino Marella and Carlito Cool defeated Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes in a Non-title match.
  • ~~~Guest time-keeper Rowdy Roddy Piper tried to interfere but accidentally helped Santino Marella win the match!
  • June 9, 2008 – RAW: Umaga and Gene Snitsky defeated Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes in a Non-title match.
  • June 16, 2008 – RAW: Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes defeated Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard and JTG) in a Non-title match.
  • June 23, 2008 – 2008 WWE Draft: Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes (RAW) defeated Chavo Guerrero and Bam Neely (ECW).
  • June 29, 2008 – Night of champions: Ted DiBiase Jr. and ???? beat Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes to win the world tag team titles.
  • ~~~The mystery partner turned out to be Cody Rhodes, who turned on Hardcore Holly and joined Ted DiBiase Jr. as champions.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr.:

  • June 30, 2008 – RAW: Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. defeated Darren Wade and Steve Anthony in a Non-title match.
  • July 7, 2008 – RAW: Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes defeated D-Lo Brown and Paul London in a Non-title (DARK) match.
  • July 14, 2008 – RAW: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan confronted the young Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. about their bad attitudes.
  • ~~~Rhodes and DiBiase harassed Duggan and told him that he was trying to relive glory days that weren’t glorious to begin with.
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: John Cena and Cryme Tyme defeated John Bradshaw Layfield and Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. by disqualification.
  • July 21, 2008 – RAW: Jim Duggan gave a speech about retiring, but Jerry “The King” Lawler convinced him to continue wrestling!
  • ~~~Rhodes and DiBiase interrupted and insulted both Duggan and Lawler, so Lawler hauled off and slapped Rhodes across the face!
  • ~~~John Cena and Cryme Tyme defeated John Bradshaw Layfield and Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in a huge rematch from last week.
  • July 28, 2008 – RAW: Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes defeated Jerry “The King” Lawler and Michael Cole (sub for Jim Duggan).
  • August 2, 2008 – SNME: JBL and Kane and Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes defeated John Cena and Batista and Shad Gaspard and JTG.
  • August 4, 2008 – RAW: John Cena and Batista defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes to win the world tag team titles.
  • August 11, 2008 – RAW: Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. defeated John Cena and Batista to recapture the world tag team titles!
  • August 18, 2008 – RAW: John Cena defeated tag team champions Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. in a Handicap match.
  • ~~~Before the match; Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard and JTG) stole the World tag team title belts from Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. vs. Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard and JTG):

  • August 25, 2008 – RAW: Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. defeated Jerry “The King” Lawler and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.
  • September 1, 2008 – RAW: Randy Orton motivated Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes into doing something to get their belts back.
  • ~~~Before the match; Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes attacked Cryme Tyme and physically took back their championship belts!
  • September 7, 2008 – Unforgiven: Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. defeated Cryme Tyme to retain the world tag team titles.
  • ~~~After the match, Cryme Tyme tried to sneak attack Rhodes and DiBiase but Manu (Afa Jr.) showed up to save the champions.
  • September 8, 2008 – RAW: Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes and Manu beat Kofi Kingston and Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard and JTG).
  • September 15, 2008 – RAW: Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes and Manu beat Kofi Kingston and Jerry Lawler and Jim (Charlie) Haas.
  • September 22, 2008 – RAW: C.M. Punk defeated Cody Rhodes (Kofi Kingston saved Punk from Rhodes, DiBiase and Manu after).
  • September 29, 2008 – RAW: Kane and Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase and Manu beat R.Mysterio and CM Punk and E.Bourne and K.Kingston.
  • October 3, 2008 – SmackDown: C.M. Punk and Carlito Colon and Primo Colon defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes and Manu.
  • October 5, 2008 – No Mercy: Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, and Manu confronted Randy Orton – but Orton just blew them off.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. vs. C.M. Punk and Kofi Kingston:

  • October 6, 2008 – RAW: Ted DiBiase Jr. (w/Cody Rhodes and Manu) defeated Kofi Kingston (w/C.M. Punk).
  • October 7, 2008 – ECW: Miz and Morrison and C.Rhodes and T.DiBiase w/Manu beat CM Punk and K.Kingston and E.Bourne and R.Ortiz.
  • October 20, 2008 – RAW: Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes w/Manu vs. Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard and JTG) ended in a No Contest.
  • October 27, 2008 – RAW: C.M. Punk and Kofi Kingston defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes to win the world tag team titles!
  • November 3, 2008 – RAW: Cody Rhodes participated in a Battle Royal to earn a shot at the WWE Intercontinental title.
  • ~~LATER THAT NIGHT: C.M. Punk defeated Randy Orton by disqualification when Ted DiBiase Jr. interfered and attacked C.M. Punk.
  • ~~~Randy Orton did not take kindly to this, so he got a run-off and kicked DiBiase in the head and walked past Rhodes and Manu!
  • November 10, 2008 – RAW: Batista defeated Cody Rhodes (who volunteered to substitute for Randy Orton) in a squash match.
  • November 17, 2008 – RAW: Batista defeated Manu (singles match debut) w/Cody Rhodes in a squash match.
  • November 18, 2008 – ECW on Sci-Fi: Mark Henry and William Regal and Cody Rhodes beat Matt Hardy and Fit Finlay and Kofi Kingston.
  • November 23, 2008 – Survivor Series: Team Orton defeated Team Batista in an Elimination Match – (Orton and Rhodes Survived).
  • ~~~~~TEAM BATISTA = Batista and Matt Hardy (absent from match) and C.M. Punk and Kofi Kingston and R-Truth.
  • ~~~~~TEAM ORTON = Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes and Mark Henry and Shelton Benjamin and William Regal.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Cody Rhodes and Manu:

  • December 1, 2008 – RAW: World tag team champions C.M. Punk and Kofi Kingston defeated Cody Rhodes and Manu in a Non-title.
  • ~~~After the match; Randy Orton finally suggested that he, Cody Rhodes, and Manu start realizing their collective potential.
  • ~~~LATER: Rhodes and Manu attacked John Cena, and they were joined by Orton and Chris Jericho for a vicious beating on Cena!
  • December 8, 2008 – RAW (Slammy Awards): Rhodes and DiBiase were nominated for “Best tag team” (won by Miz and Morrison).
  • ~~~Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes and Manu defeated Evolution Reunion (Triple H and Batista) in a 3-on-2 Handicap match.
  • December 14, 2008 – Armageddon: Batista defeated Randy Orton (w/Cody Rhodes and Manu) in a Grudge Match.
  • December 15, 2008 – RAW: Rey Mysterio defeated Sim Snuka by disqualification after Cody Rhodes and Manu interfered in the match.
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: John Cena and Batista defeated The Legacy (Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes and Manu) by Disqualification.
  • December 22, 2008 – RAW: Kofi Kingston defeated Manu w/Cody Rhodes in a singles match.
  • December 29, 2008 – RAW: Cody Rhodes defeated C.M. Punk by Countout to earn a spot in Randy Orton‘s “Legacy” group.
  • DiBiase/Rhodes won for “Best RAW tag team” in the 2008 Online World of Wrestling Awards.
  • January 5, 2009 – RAW: Cody Rhodes and Sim Snuka defeated Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard and JTG) to solify their spots in Legacy.
  • ~~~After the match; Randy Orton dumped Sim Snuka and welcomed Cody Rhodes, who quickly turned his back on Snuka.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Legacy:

  • January 12, 2009 – RAW: Randy Orton defeated Kane (Sim Snuka and Manu tried to get revenge on Randy Orton after the match).
  • ~~~Ted DiBiase Jr. joined Snuka and Manu, and they tried to recruit Cody Rhodes – but Rhodes and DiBiase sided with Orton!
  • January 19, 2009 – RAW: Cody Rhodes participated in a six-man Battle Royal to preview the Royal Rumble (won by Randy Orton).
  • ~~~Randy Orton defeated Kofi Kingston and Kane and Santino Marella and Ted DiBiase Jr and Cody Rhodes in a Battle Royal.
  • ~~~The strategy was that Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes sacrificed themselves so that their Legacy leader could win the match.
  • ~~~LATER: Goldust (Dustin Rhodes) tried to set his little brother, Cody Rhodes, straight but young Cody went all heel on him.
  • January 25, 2009 – Royal Rumble: Randy Orton outlasted 29 other wrestlers to win the 2009 Royal Rumble last eliminating Triple H!
  • ~~~Randy Orton entered #8 and was assisted by Legacy members Ted DiBiase (#10) and Cody Rhodes (#15) on his way to victory!
  • ~~~Triple H eliminated DiBiase, and then Rhodes, but Orton snuck up behind Triple H and dumped him to win the Royal Rumble!

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Legacy/Randy Orton vs. Shane McMahon:

  • January 26, 2009 – RAW: Randy Orton brought his lawyers and therapist to RAW expecting to be fired by Stephanie McMahon.
  • ~~~Orton said he had IED – intermittent explosive disorder – and the WWE knew about it and threatened to sue the McMahons.
  • ~~~Stephanie said he wasn’t going to fire Randy Orton, but Shane McMahon showed up and single-handedly beat up Legacy.
  • February 2, 2009 – RAW: Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard and JTG) defeated Legacy (Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr.) by disqualification.
  • ~~~Legacy attacked Shane and Stephanie – Orton was about to kick Stephanie in the head but Shane dove in front and took the bullet.
  • February 9, 2009 – RAW: Legacy (Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr.) defeated Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard and JTG).
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: Legacy triple-teamed the Undertaker until Shane McMahon showed up and gave DiBiase a coast-to-coast!
  • February 15, 2009 – No Way Out: They interfered in the Orton-McMahon match but Orton took a coast-to-coast from Shane!

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Legacy/Randy Orton:

  • February 16, 2009 – RAW: William Regal and Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes defeated C.M. Punk and Shad Gaspard and JTG.
  • MAIN EVENT (Unsanctioned Fight): Randy Orton kicked Shane McMahon in the head and gave Stephanie McMahon an RKO!
  • ~~~Finally, Triple H showed up and chased all three Legacy members away from the ring and went to check on his wife.
  • February 23, 2009 – RAW: Triple H stalked all three members of Legacy with a sledgehammer throughout the entire building.
  • March 6, 2009 – SmackDown: WWE champion Triple H vs. Umaga ended in a No Contest after Orton, DiBiase, and Rhodes interfered!
  • ~~~Randy Orton violated his own stipulation by attacking Triple H along with his Legacy members to dismantle the WWE champion.
  • March 9, 2009 – RAW: Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes defeated Triple H by forfeit in a Handicap match when he didn’t show up.
  • ~~~Triple H did, in fact, show up at Randy Orton‘s house and bashed the door in with a sledge-hammer and stalked Orton!
  • ~~~Triple H and Randy Orton brawled until Orton was thrown through a window onto the front lawn where HHH was arrested!
  • March 16, 2009 – RAW: Triple H defeated Cody Rhodes (w/Randy Orton and Ted DiBiase) after a cage was lowered on the ring!
  • March 23, 2009 – RAW: WWE champion Triple H vs. Randy Orton and Ted DiBiase Jr. in a Handicap match ended in a No Contest.
  • ~~~Cody Rhodes interfered and joined Randy Orton and Ted DiBiase in a beat-down and hand-cuffed Triple H to the ring ropes.
  • ~~~Stephanie McMahon ran down and begged Orton to stop, but he Legacy trapped her and Orton gave her a vicious RKO!
  • March 30, 2009 – RAW: Randy Orton delivered his “WrestleMania Address” talking about his bitter feud with Triple H.
  • ~~~A limo showed up and Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, and Triple H got out and brawled with Orton, Rhodes, and DiBiase.
  • April 5, 2009 – WrestleMania 25: Triple H defeated Randy Orton using the sledge-hammer to retain the WWE championship.

World Wrestling Entertainment – “The Viper” Randy Orton:

  • April 6, 2009 – RAW: Randy Orton vs. Vince McMahon ended in a No Contest when Shane ran in to prevent a kick to his dad’s head!
  • ~~~Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. ran down to help Orton. . Triple H ran-in and got beat down. . Finally, Batista made the save!
  • April 10, 2009 – SmackDown: Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase defeated tag team champions The Colon Brothers in a Non-title match.
  • April 13, 2009 – RAW (Draft Special): Triple H and Batista and Shane McMahon defeated Legacy (Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr.).
  • April 16, 2009 – Superstars: Cody Rhodes defeated Shane McMahon by disqualification when Shane hit the coast-to-coast (Van Terminator).
  • April 20, 2009 – RAW: Randy Orton defeated WWE champion Triple H after interference from Legacy, Batista, and Shane McMahon.
  • April 24, 2009 – SmackDown: Batista and Shane McMahon defeated Legacy (Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes).
  • April 26, 2009 – WWE Backlash: Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase defeated Triple H (c) and Batista and Shane McMahon.
  • ~~~Randy Orton became the WWE champion due to a pre-match stipulation that if Legacy won that Orton would become champion.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Legacy:

  • May 4, 2009 – RAW: Randy Orton vs. Shane McMahon ended in a No Contest when Legacy interfered (Batista and MVP make save)
  • ~~~Cody Rhodes beat Montel Vontavious Porter by Countout | Ted DiBiase beat Batista by disqualification – [winners are legal in main event]
  • ~~~Shane McMahon vs. Legacy (Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase) in a Handicap Match ended in a No Contest.
  • ~~~All three members of Legacy destroyed Shane McMahon‘s leg until finally Batista ran down and chased Legacy away.
  • May 11, 2009 – RAW: Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase defeated Batista by disqualification (so now Batista has to face Legacy in the main event).
  • ~~~Batista took out both Rhodes and DiBiase throughout the night | WWE champion Randy Orton defeated Batista by disqualification.
  • May 17, 2009 – Judgment Day: Batista defeated WWE champion Randy Orton after an intentional disqualification by Orton.
  • ~~~Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes joined Orton a post match beat-down of Batista until “Nature Boy” Ric Flair made the save!

World Wrestling Entertainment – Legacy:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Legacy:

  • June 8, 2009 – RAW: Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase destroyed Batista and “broke his arm” (written out of the script).
  • ~~~Legacy (Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes) defeated Unified tag team champions The Colon Brothers in a Non-title match.
  • ~~~Randy Orton later demanded to get his guaranteed title rematch, but was confronted and destroyed by the returning Triple H!!

World Wrestling Entertainment has seen many men and women walk through their doors since the company’s inception; and in the words of William Shatner’s narration to the intro of WWE Network’s Breaking Ground, “They all… want to make it… to the top.” However, the reality is not everyone will. Even those that seem to have the total package (charisma, looks, wrestling talent), can’t seem to grab that brass ring. For example, in the 90s Lex Luger was the guy who the WWE was trying to turn into their next big star. For many different reasons this didn’t work out, and wrestling fans have seen this kind scenario play out a ton of times.

With that said, I’m sure many wrestlers must keep their expectations in check. Becoming and staying the face of the WWE is incredibly tough and only some have done it. Maybe guys aren’t destined to be the face of the WWE, but they can still make it to the top. ‘Mr. Perfect’ Curt Hennig never once won the WWE Championship, but I’d definitely say that he made it the top; and by “making it to the top” I mean that he had a very successful wrestling career, is considered one of the greatest pure wrestlers of all time, and is a WWE Hall of Famer. One can build a successful mid-card career and still, in a sense, make it to the top.

Since many wrestlers are obviously experimented with in the mid-card scene more than the main-event scene, we see this push/de-push scenario happen more frequently with these second tier guys. One of these mid-card wrestlers who has seen many different ups and down in his career so far is Cody Rhodes.

Cody has been with the WWE for 10 years and of those 10 years he’s been on the main roster for 9 of them. Cody is of course the son of legendary WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes and half-brother of WWE veteran (also a likely Hall of Famer) Goldust. Upon debuting on Monday Night Raw in the summer of 2007, Cody had a lot to live up to. He had just turned 22 years of age and had a legendary reputation behind him. However, Cody didn’t let the expectations weigh him down and overcome him as it has to so many other multiple-generation wrestlers.

In his first three years with the company, again, just three years: Cody became a three-time WWE Tag Team Champion (first with Hardcore Holly and the other two times with Ted DiBiase Jr.), became part of a Randy Orton led stable alongside Ted DiBiase called The Legacy, main-evented many Raw’s, lasted until the final three in the 2009 Royal Rumble match, feuded with the McMahon Family, fought a re-united D-Generation X (HHH and Shawn Michaels) at SummerSlam with his tag partner DiBiase, they then defeated DX at the following PPV Breaking Point (making Shawn Michaels submit), and then went on to have a triple threat match against Randy Orton and Ted DiBiase at WrestleMania XXVI, a match in which Orton defeated Rhodes and DiBiase.

Wow! Talk about making an impact in your first three years as part of the main roster. Usually when a wrestler achieves this much success so early in their career, it’s only natural that things hit a lull and you sort of have to re-boot. After his loss to Orton at WrestleMania XXVI, Rhodes was drafted to the Smackdown brand as part of the 2010 Draft (back when Raw and Smackdown were their own brands with separate rosters). It was when Cody debuted on Smackdown where his journey of identity crisis first began. Cody began running with a new narcissistic gimmick where he declared himself the best looking wrestler in all of WWE and demanded to be called ‘Dashing’ Cody Rhodes. A series of videos aired where Cody gave grooming tips. He didn’t do much as ‘Dashing’ Cody Rhodes other than winning the WWE Tag Team Championships with tag partner Drew McIntyre (which was just really a makeshift tag team) and dropping the belts roughly a month later.

A big moment in Rhodes’ career came when Rey Mysterio legitimately broke his nose during a match. After being off television for a few months, Rhodes returned wearing a transparent protective mask and declaring himself no longer dashing. “Un-dashing” Cody Rhodes would (along with assistants) hand out paper bags to the audience to put over their faces because their ugliness offended him, he’d use his mask as a weapon during matches, and he’d even put a paper bag over his opponents face after he defeated them. In August 2011, Rhodes defeated Ezekiel Jackson (remember him?) to win the Intercontinental Championship. This was his first singles title with the WWE.

Rhodes had a lengthy run with the Intercontinental Championship lasting 236 days, nearly eight months. During his time as champ: Rhodes defeated many challengers, debuted the return of the old-school (but now current) white Intercontinental Championship belt, and re-kindled his rivalry with Randy Orton. Rhodes feuded with Orton in many brutal contests where Orton busted Rhodes open with the timekeeper’s bell causing Rhodes to bleed profusely and require nine staples to the head. This only added to Rhodes’ un-dashing gimmick with him declaring how scarred he was. Eventually Orton broke Rhodes’ nose, which signaled the end of Cody’s un-dashing gimmick claiming he was set free. The reason for removing his mask permanently didn’t make much sense to me as I thought another broken nose would only fuel the un-dashing fire, but I shrugged it off. Rhodes was eventually going to take off his mask anyway. At the time he was white hot carrying the IC Title so might as well take off the mask now I guess. Rhodes wound up losing the IC Title to Big Show at WrestleMania XXVIII after making fun of Big Show never winning on the grandest stage of them all. Rhodes won back his championship from the Big Show about a month after losing it, but didn’t hold it for long as a returning Christian defeated Rhodes for it. I was bummed out when Rhodes lost the IC Title to Big Show because I was really hoping he was going to beat the Honky Tonk Man’s record IC Title reign of 454 days. Cody was only 26 years old at the time and of course still had many years ahead of him; but whatever, I shrugged it off. On to bigger and better things I guess, or so I thought.

After several unsuccessful attempts to win back his Intercontinental Championship, in 2012 Rhodes joined forces with Damien Sandow and the tag team of ‘Team Rhodes Scholars’ formed. Although never winning the Tag Team Championships and lasting only about six months, the two were incredibly entertaining and injected a much needed breath of life into the tag team division. Their gimmick was that they were smarter than everyone else. Sandow was still doing his Intellectual Savior of the Masses character and Rhodes sported a mustache… which I guess made him smarter? Anyway, it added for some entertaining Cody’s mustache chants and Cody growing facial hair was pretty much his gimmick for almost a year. That’s right, his entire character was based around his mustache.

More recently, Cody teamed with his half-brother Goldust and soon became the Stardust character that he is today. They won the Tag Team Titles together twice but eventually broke up because Stardust felt that Goldust was holding him back. He had his feud with the star of ‘Arrow’ Stephen Amell which led to a tag match between the two at SummerSlam, a match Rhodes’ team lost; and that’s pretty much it for Stardust/Cody. He’s been floating around for months now doing virtually nothing and it’s frustrating. It’s tough to just shrug things off anymore and say “Cody’s young and talented, they’ll figure something out for him”, because it’s been 9 years and he’s not getting any younger.

The light at the end of the tunnel is that Cody, although he’s been around for seemingly forever, is still only 30 years old (he’ll turn 31 in June). If he’s anything like Goldust, and remains healthy, he could have another 17 years of wrestling ahead of him. There is time for him to turn things around, but I feel like that time needs to be now. Especially with the all the talent currently on the roster and coming to the roster in the next coming months, gaining an important spot on the roster is becoming more and more difficult. I think the avenue for Cody to go down would be one of a tag team wrestler, and I feel re-uniting Team Rhodes Scholars is the way to go.

While Rhodes hasn’t been doing anything relevant for months, Sandow is quickly falling into the “he’s still employed?” category because he’s never really on TV anymore. It bothers me that Team Rhodes Scholars even broke up in the first place because if they never stopped teaming, Rhodes and Sandow would have been dominating the tag division for three and a half years now instead of breaking up and not really doing anything significant. I don’t get why we can’t have tag teams stay together for long periods of time. I also feel that two guys like Rhodes and Sandow could hang with The New Day as personalities that could elevate the tag division and make it feel just as important as whatever the storyline for the WWE Championship is.

Cody recently teased that he may be done with the Stardust gimmick on his Twitter account which is a step in the right direction. I would have liked to see a story leading up to the Royal Rumble where Stardust was getting aggravated about his current stance with the company and his losing streak, angrily wiping at his face paint and occasionally dropping his Stardust voice. This could have been happening for weeks where you can tell something’s wrong with Stardust and when the Royal Rumble match rolls around ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ hits and Cody Rhodes has officially returned. He could have even starting teaming up with Sandow during the Rumble, dumping guys over the top rope and even having a spot where they do their signature handshake that leads into a Sandow cartwheel. Team Rhodes Scholars is back and you can go from there.

A feud with The New Day would be a lot of fun and there’s a lot of fun tag teams on the main roster and in NXT that I would like to see Rhodes Scholars go up against. In my 2016 TJR Predictions I predicted that there would be a “Tag Team Revolution” in 2016 and reuniting Team Rhodes Scholars would be a nice addition. Having more than one tag team feud happening at a time is possible, and I think Rhodes Scholars can help spread that layer of importance to tag team storylines. A reunion can still easily happen this year, so let’s make it happen!

With all this tag team talk taking place, I do think Rhodes has all the tools to make it as a singles star. I just think there’s a lot of singles stars on the roster right now and someone like Cody, with a proven track record of tag team success, can turn the tag division into a revolution rather than just The New Day show.

Are you a fan of Cody Rhodes? What has been your favorite run of Cody’s so far? How would you like to see Cody be handled in the future? Keep the conversation going by leaving any of your thoughts in the comment section below.

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