Rhino appeared on this week’s “Talk ‘N Shop” to discuss his career.
During the podcast, Rhino talked about why he turned down WWE’s offer to renew his contract in 2019:
“They offered me the biggest contract they ever offered me. This was in 2019,” Rhino revealed for the first time. “The thing was, it wasn’t like ‘F’ you, I’ll one up you, I’m better than this or better than that.”
“They had a lot of guys under contract. Heath (Slater) and I were on the road only like one house show loop a month, and I love being on the road. I enjoy it. I enjoy being around the boys. I like to work. I would be sitting home more, making money, but just going into TV. I was becoming miserable.”
“I was not hating not the wrestling business, I was just hating life. I talked to Scott (D’Amore) when I was able to. He said, ‘We love you, but we have a budget. It’s pretty tight, but you can go out and do indies.’ I always enjoyed the indie scene. I like finding that talent and helping the talent out. I like being on the road and I could drive.”
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription