Cody Rhodes has never had a higher stock, and Ring of Honor is hopeful that they can retain their champion despite his reticence to fight a full-time deal with any company.
Cody has utilized his free agency to his fullest potential, working ROH, NJPW, PWG, Global Force Wrestling, EVOLVE, among others. However, when Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff spoke to USA Today recently, he said that he wants to get Cody to sign on the dotted line with ROH.
“We love him as our champion and we love how he represents Ring of Honor, but we would like him to be solely Ring of Honor and not wrestling in other places where it has no meaning except to the local promotions, who I have no problem with.But he belongs here. He should be signing here," said Koff.
Rhodes hasn't shied away from discussing his goals, even saying he'd return to WWE to participate in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic if the company would allow it. Koff is optimistic that Ring of Honor is winning Cody over, though.
“With each week that passes that he’s part of Ring of Honor, I think Cody realizes this is really where he needs to be and solely be here. I’m hopeful for that. He has been nothing but a great champion and a great voice for us. It does bother me a little bit that he is still wrestling in those other promotions. Just to be clear, this is not something he’ll read for the first time. He knows my feelings,” said Koff.
You can see our recent media call with Cody at this link.
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