Speaking about the offer, Rhodes said, “I think it’s just opportunity to continue what I’ve really enjoyed doing since 1974, and that’s create exciting scenarios. Being able to work with a group of young kids and some veterans to give my opinion on some stuff and my ideas, I think that is exciting too.”
Rhodes specifically plans to make SmackDown! a spicier, more electrifying show. “[SmackDown!]’s got great athletes and they’ve got great action, they’ve done some tremendous stuff, but I want it to knock you off the couch when it opens up,” Rhodes said.
The industry veteran, who is heavily anticipating working under Stephanie McMahon, still hopes to have a final match with Ric Flair.