In addition to WWE asking Ric Flair to make a full-time return and take on the role as the new General Manager of Smackdown, The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that WWE also talked about giving Dusty Rhodes the role as Stephanie McMahon spoke with him about the possibility. They ended up going with the decision to have Teddy Long return to his previous role as GM of Smackdown, have his assistant Tiffany take over as the interim GM of ECW and move Vickie Guerrero over to Raw as the new GM of that brand. The belief is that Rhodes may not have been interested in taking on the role as one of the reasons he got off the writing team was because he didn’t like to travel at his age and size and preferred to work out of Tampa with developmental talent instead at Florida Championship Wrestling.