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Rhodes can’t continue winning high-profile matches, both on Raw and pay-per-view, without eventually earning something substantial, namely a title shot of some kind.
With how popular he is at the moment, he’s proven to be above the Intercontinental Championship and he’s already won and lost the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. That leaves the World Heavyweight Championship as the only viable option.
Rhodes originally teased stepping up to Seth Rollins months ago, but he was interrupted by Brock Lesnar and their interaction that evening was never acknowledged again. That loose end should be filled before Rhodes rekindles his rivalry with Reigns, which is inevitable.
WWE planted the seeds for the Reigns vs. Rhodes rematch at the end of SmackDown’s “season premiere” several weeks back and it received a strong reaction. It’s clearly the direction the company is headed in, but how else they effectively fill time until then is the question.
Reigns and Rollins have a slew of challengers waiting in the wings, but Rhodes needs to maintain momentum in the meantime somehow. The Rumble should be where their paths intersect and kick off what’s shaping up to be a can’t-miss road to WrestleMania.
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