WWE's last show in 2011 started off with Booker T in the middle of the ring, thanking everyone in the WWE Universe for making his comeback a success. But as he chose to reflect on his victory over Cody Rhodes a week back on SmackDown, the Intercontinental Champion came out and chose the moment to tell Booker how he was 'over' and how his legacy would remain like that of a 'semi-literate buffoon'. The former heavyweight champion was set to make an example out of the champion, when out came none other than Rhodes's elder brother, Goldust.
Goldust tried to convince his brother that his intentions of making a name at the expense of Booker-T were 'wrong', reminding him how Booker had taken him under his wing back when he had almost retired after a not-so-successful career. Cody, however, made it clear that he had as much respect for his brother as he had for Booker, chiding him for 'throwing up all over the Rhodes name'. Booker stopped the ranting and challenged Cody to a final match for the Intercontinental Championship. Cody accepted, and to make his statement he nailed his brother with the Beautiful Disaster kick.