Title Match Added To WrestleMania XXVIII Card (Smackdown Spoiler)

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It was announced during this week's Smackdown taping that Cody Rhodes will defend his Intercontinental Championship against The Big Show at WrestleMania XXVIII.

WrestleMania XXVIII will take place on April 1, 2012 from SunLife Stadium in Miami, Florida. Wrestling News World will have full coverage of the event.

  • diddy

    Poor Big Show what a step backwards world champion for 45 seconds and now he is demoted to challenging for the intercontinental title well atleast this is another vetran who can help elevate Cody Rhodes.
    And poor Goldust who wont be getting a wrestlemania payday.

    • monty

      i know its a step down but this match atleast will be better than some of his most gimmick matches over the last few WM. I think Vince has been really smart with cody because i believe cody will be a huge star and huge Heel star. wrestlemania lineup is really looking nice by each passing week

      undertaker vs hhhh Hell in the cell should close out the show, HBK will be involved somehow

      rock vs cena….cena wins but it may not be a clean victory which will suck i rather have rock win but my point is a clean victory is needed.

      cody vs bi show should be a decent match atleast

      Y2J vs punk, if i put my money on something its this match and this match will top the HBK vs Undertaker but if only vince give this match good 20 plus minutes no need for a quick match, i feel like sometimes vince sees a match than he says guess what we will have part 2 at summerslam. I am fine by it but this match could steal the show

      bryan vs sheamus should be a decent match at best, i have full confidence in bryan's ability to wrestle but sheamus is not a pure wrestler, he is a heavy hitter i am expecting this match to be about 10 minutes

      raw vs smackdown match

      randy orton has not be booked yet so something for him too

    • steven

      true but at least he got a match for a title randy orton is the biggest star on smackdown and he not geting any love for wrestlemania

    • So wanted the Goldust match

    • urnemystic

      I prefer to think of it as a promotion for cody as opposed to a demotion for big show.

    • Jon

      This isn’t a step down for Big Show, but a way to bring Rhodes up. Plus, Show is getting really boring. No one wants to see a babyface giant, he was much better as a heel.

  • Dang, poor Big Show he is going to have to go under to elevate Cody Rhodes. WORST MATCH ON THE CARD!

  • snuggle

    This is the strongest Wrestlemania card in years-
    Main Event
    Rock vs Cena
    Hell in a Cell
    Undertaker vs HHH
    CM Punk vs Jericho
    World title
    Danial Bryan vs Sheamus
    Intercontinental title
    Cody Rhodes vs Big Show
    This card is already solid and they aren’t even done adding matches yet they still have Kane, Mark Henry, Christian, Alberto Del Rio, Miz, Truth, Dolph, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, this Wrestlemania will be the best ever!!!!!!

  • H.M.

    I don't mind this, but I really wanted Goldust/Cody 🙁 The groundwork was laid some months back.

  • I know it's a step back to challenging for the IC title, but I'm actually torn on who I want to win this match. I wouldn't mind Big Show winning it and bringing some prestige back to the IC Title, but at the same time, the win for Rhodes would be a nice rub especially if he manages to go over clean.

    • Mike

      A title having prestige doesn't relate so much to who's holding it as it does to what Creative plan for the title holder.

  • Wwe4L76

    We want goldust vs cody!!!!!!
    Bigshow should be a heel machine!

  • Coopapalooza

    I think another reader mentioned that if dhow picks up the IC title he’ll be a grand slam champion. Good shout in my opinion. Relieve Cody of the strap and allow him to go after the WHC.

  • Callum

    Really hope Big Show wins this match. It would not only be good for the title but would hopefully enable Cody Rhodes to get into the main event world title picture

  • Tyler

    The intercontinental title is finally being defended??

  • Adam

    This will be the beginning of the Cody Rhodes push. I'm thinking a World Championship for him come SummerSlam.

  • The 59 Sound

    Cody Rhodes better pick up the win. Will help him out. A win for Big Show would do nothing.

    Im looking forward to this, good to see the intercontinental title in the spotlight.

  • Vince

    Should of been cody rhodes vs goldust for the ic championship aww well might be a good match

  • LJCH

    I like it because it's something new. I'm getting tired of the same predictable matches over and over again.

  • Emmanster

    If ever Big Show wins at WM it would be great for the midcard division and not only that he will have a reign as IC Champion but finally becoming a Grand Slam Champion.

  • Shashank Bhandari

    This is the only match I think that would benefit from absence of a clean ending, i.e., involve somehow goldust costing cody the belt leading to a solid feud till summerslam which will elevate cody and allow him then to chase world championships.