Sure, you expected me to hail CM Punk with that accolade. But the more I see of the heelified Cody Rhodes, the more I think this is brilliant characterisation and brilliant work from him.
The segment with Mick Foley and Booker T in the ring was painful to watch (a dreidl spinnaroonie? Really?), but as soon as Rhodes’s music hit and he declared war on “lowly announcers”, it all picked up.
The way he growled, “You LIE, announcer!” and encouraged more heat from the crowd was exemplary. Totally looking forward to seeing what he does next – even if it is feuding with Booker.