According to a report today by Wrestlezone and PWINSIDER, WWE has plans to split up the team of Cody Rhodes and Goldust into a brother vs. brother feud on ‘RAW’, ‘Main Event’ , and ‘Smackdown’ in the near future. Since late 2013, Goldust (Dustin Runnels) and Cody Rhodes have been a tag team, winning their jobs back from WWE boss Triple H in a pay-per-view tag team match at October’s Battleground which was followed by a championship run with the WWE Tag Team titles. The duo competed in a four corners match at Wrestlemania 30 last month.
The move to break up the Rhodes brothers has been rumored for some time, and there had been speculation both with fans and those in the wrestling industry of a possible Goldust/Cody matchup at Wrestlemania. With Wrestlemania 30 in the books, it appears ‘the Brotherhood’ will now get their opportunity to split and deliver a bitter battle of family blood between the two wrestling sons of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes.
Pro Wrestling Examiner’s Perspective: Outside of the current main event angles involving WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and other top superstars, this program between Cody Rhodes and his brother Goldust could create some legit intensity. Cody is expected to be a villain in the story, with the older Goldie taking on a hero role. The two have proven themselves to be exceptional in ring performers since October and have stolen the show as a tag team many times since, so seeing them split gives their wrestling a new fresh dimension with a built in story.
There is no current timeline for the Rhodes brothers to meet in the ring and the pair has yet to formally split-up but a piece of descent was teased recently when Cody nearly leveled his brother with a Disaster Kick on ‘Main Event’ earlier this week. If WWE kicks the story into high gear, the Rhodes brothers could clash at the next pay-per-view Payback on Sunday June 1st in Chicago.