You don't see many interesting IC title feuds these days, mainly because the feuds are rushed or they're between boring personalities. I think that if you gave Cody a few months to build up as a powerful IC champ, as well as give Zack Ryder a few months to have consistent mid-card wins and get his gimmick/catch-phrases over, you could have a seriously awesome feud here. Here is why it would be interesting: - Both are good story-tellers in the ring (Wrestling as it should be!) - Both have strong gimmicks (gimmick vs gimmick!) - The contrasting between their gimmicks would be fun to watch on weekly programming (great promos!) - It's the kind of feud that the IC division needs to remind the world that the IC title matches are just as entertaining and should be taken as seriously as the world titles (Every division needs their own superstars to carry it, so that you don't skip their matches) Cody Rhodes has been talking about raising the bar of the IC title back to it's former high standards. Thank god. I've been reading people talking about how the WWE has 'dropped the ball' with Cody, but I think this is one of the best things they could have ever done for him. Cody has a chance to not only build himself properly over a long period of time, but to become one of the better IC champs in recent years. I can see Cody having a reign similar to Randy: long and exciting. Presumably the WWE will either make Cody the new standard bearer of the mid-card division, or they will give him a long IC title reign to elevate him to the top one day. Either way, what better way to promote Zack Ryder as a formidable IC competitor then to give him a fun feud with one of WWE's brightest? I wouldn't have this feud for a few months though, as for this to be interesting, both Cody and Ryder should keep up some nice winning streaks for awhile before they finally face each other. I can honestly see Cody becoming the face (not baby face, of course) of the mid-card one day, and I can see Zack taking on a Val Venus type role (Not in terms of gimmick, but that fun/funny baby-face gimmick of the mid-card type way). Your thoughts?