Rhino left WWE in July 2019, turning down their contract offer and deciding not to renew his contract. Rhino's second WWE run went from 2015 to 2019 and included a term as SmackDown Tag Team Champion alongside Heath Slater.
In 2016, Rhino also ran for Michigan House of Representatives. And speaking to Chris Jericho on Talk is Jericho, Rhino believes his political career may have gotten in the way of his WWE run.
"What did I do wrong? I think what it was is, I was working so hard on the campaign -- not just knocking on doors, you have to file with the campaign committee, there's a lot of detailed work trying to get your message out. I realized my mistakes. The run there, I enjoyed it because I was working with [Heath] Slater and he's just a fun guy. There's a couple things I wish I would have done differently to make it more of a successful run as far as being on TV more, maybe helping the men and women out more behind the scenes. But I did influence quite a few people there in a positive way," he said.
Rhino won the primary but lost to Abdullah Hammoud in the general election. He has previously stated that Vince McMahon approved him taking time off for his political career.
Rhino is scheduled to wrestle Moose at IMPACT Hard to Kill on Sunday. You can view the full lineup for the show by clicking here.
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