Rhodes did not agree to an exclusive contract, however, since he enjoys making indy appearances. The new deal lists him as both a creative worker and a television performer.
The wrestling industry veteran had been attached to two recent storyline ideas but neither came to fruition.
The first of those would have seen Dusty Rhodes return to the airwaves as the General Manager of RAW. But, Vince McMahon put plans to introduce a new GM on hold after discovering that he enjoyed playing the part. Now, with McMahon in the storyline with HBK, there will not be a new GM until after WrestleMania.
There was also talk of pairing Rhodes with Ric Flair for a match at WrestleMania, but Rhodes nixed the idea.