Ring of Honor announced over the weekend that ROH World Champion Cody Rhodes is signing an ‘exclusive’ contract with the promotion. The official contract signing took place at Saturday’s television tapings from Las Vegas.
According to Dave Meltzer, Cody will continue working for New Japan Pro Wrestling and will be working far fewer dates overall than his current schedule. The belief is that Cody will now be wrestling approximately 100 dates per year, with 65 for Ring of Honor and around 35 for New Japan.
While working for various independent promotions across the world, Cody had been working four shows per week and the travel schedule was becoming difficult for him.
Following Cody’s successful title defense against Minoru Suzuki at Friday’s Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view, Dalton Castle is rumored to be his challenger.
From the bottom of my heart…thank you to everybody who's ever bought a ticket to see me win…or lose pic.twitter.com/QNXZrRiHZY
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) September 24, 2017