Prior to asking for his release from WWE, the company had plans at one point for Cody Rhodes to portray Stardust on one brand and Cody on the other.
While speaking to 107.7 The Bone in San Francisco, Cody said that those were the plans for him in the brand split, however one person in particular didn’t approve of it.
“At one point the plan was for me to be Stardust on one brand, and Cody Rhodes on another brand. I thought that was a really great idea. Absolutely wanted to do it! Everybody wanted to do it except for one person who will remain nameless, but that one person has the main vote.”
It was well known that Cody didn’t like portraying the Stardust character, as he felt the role was holding him back. Imagine the possibilities if he got the chance to portray both characters on weekly WWE programming. It would have made for great television and it would have been a win-win for both Cody and WWE.