The WWE Universe is still reeling from the events of this week’s RAW. Superstars are afraid to speak up, Daniel Bryan keeps getting beat down and the Big Show hasn’t had a dry eye for 2 weeks. But the biggest shock was Cody Rhodes being fired by Triple H after losing a hard fought match to WWE Champion Randy Orton. That also means that Cody’s theme, “Smoke and Mirrors”, will not be heard on WWE programming anymore.
That is the Emphatic version which is both the name of the band and a good description of the what the song captures: that that extra aggression that Cody needs to tap into occasionally is part of the song’s crunch. It is something you need when facing Randy Orton under a “Win or You’re Fired” stipulation (Thanks, Triple H). There is another version of this theme, TV/TV’s more Dashing one if you will. Their version is catchier and more addictive: not only will it get stuck in your head, but you will also be compelled to hum / sing it no matter where you are. This happened to John Cena who, while walking around backstage before Monday Night Raw, started Smoke and Mirror-izing everything.
This Monday, it’s a new day (it’s a new day) in the WWE. One without Cody Rhodes. Hopefully, that won’t be the Legacy for the former 2-time Intercontinental Champion.