Not too long ago it was revealed that Rhyno will be leaving WWE when his current contract expires in July, with the former SmackDown Live Tag Team Champion already accepting bookings on the independent scene.
Rhyno himself has spoken out on his future with WWE in an interview with Chris Van Vliet, revealing that his contract expires on July 17 and WWE offered to double his current downside to sit at home.
Here’s what the former ECW Champion had to say: “They actually offered me more than twice my downside but it wasn’t where they would have to use me because the downside is so large and it wasn’t about money it was about me wanting to be on the road work and helping the younger guys kind of like a player coach.
“It was a mutual understanding that we were not going to figure out a number. And they’ve been great, I can’t say anything bad about them. I had a lot of fun. I was afraid that they would say yes to a larger downside than what they offered me because I was afraid that they would still sit me at home. It’s not that they don’t like me, there is a lot of talent there and they have to cycle the talent which is normal because you want to get men and women out there to work. I was afraid that I would become miserable and that’s the last thing that you want to do when you’re doing something that you love. I would rather take a step back and work for some of these companies and work the independent scene.”
You can check out the full interview below: