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Cody Rhodes on Warehouse 13: A Review

The American Nightmare faces everyone worst nightmare: a high school reunion

Before new dad Cody Rhodes was the proud EVP of a very successful wrestling company, star of your coworker's favorite reality show, and also owner of one of the world’s most questionable tattoos, he was just another pretty face trying to make it in Hollywood. I didn’t watch wrestling in 2010, so I missed Dashing Cody Rhodes as a concept, mustache and all. I did, however, watch an oft forgotten Syfy show called Warehouse 13. Set around a warehouse full of mysterious magical artifacts and all the misadventures Saul Rubinek can get them into, Warehouse 13 was on the same light fare level as Royal Pains and that other USA show about a doctor who also made house calls. It was kitschy and fun and used the leftover CGI budget from whatever shark based thriller Syfy had put out that summer.

Rhodes played Kurt Smoller, a former classmate of Myka’s who falls for her after she and her partner switch bodies due to a magical mix-up. It’s all very dashing indeed, and leads to a surprisingly grounded performance from a man who used to come out with a plastic face mask on. Kurt doesn't solve the crime or get murdered here, but he does lock lips with Joanne Kelly, so I'd call that an award-winning role.

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