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Week of WWE Wrestling: 08/30/2009 to 09/5/2009

Dusty RhodesA Dirty Rhodes Randy Orton Took to Deliver a RKO on a Heel Rhodes

This past week on Monday Night Raw on August 31st, the guest host for the night was the legendary “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, the father of Goldust and Cody Rhodes. If anyone knows the career of Dusty, they would know he only did one heel turn, and that was in World Championship Wrestling when he turned on WCW and joined the New World Order as a manager role.

Why is this such big thing? I wish the WWE creative would actually keep Dusty Rhodes around to keep this going. Dusty lived up to his “mimicker” given to him by Ric Flair in the 1980’s of being “Dirty Dusty Rhodes,” and finally turning heel with one of his sons and his buddies. If I was one of the writers for Mr. McMahon, I would keep Dusty around to help break off Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase, with the help of DiBiase’s father, the “Million Dollar Man,” and help their sons become faces and go against Randy Orton.

But either way, this helps out Randy Orton now. In what ways, you may be asking yourself? Last week, if you read my article, I mentioned that Orton was pinned by McMahon on his 74th; no I mean his 64th birthday. I feel like this week, no one is going to remember that Orton was pinned by the owner of the company he’s the top champion for.

I do hope that WWE creative does something right with this angle, something, maybe, along the lines of Randy Orton is willing to turn his back on anyone’s father to stay on top. Just think on how much heat Orton can get if WWE creative dose this correctly. Just thinking of it, I’m thrilled of having guys like Dusty Rhodes and the “Million Dollar Man” back on television, feuding with Orton, trying to have their children sees that Orton is only using them for his own success, and their children don’t want to accept it.

But to conclude, with the whole “Dusty turning heel” angle, I hope the creative would make this angle more than a week long. My reason behind this is, to keep fans; they need to have storylines longer than a few hours. They need it more than a few weeks. Look back during the Monday Night War period of wrestling history, when fans were excited to turn on their television. Why did fans keep coming back then? Storylines actually meant something. Let’s keep this storyline to mean something. This is Eric Darsie from Minnesota, enjoying the cooler weather but beautiful skies, goodbye!

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Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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