Rhino: A Union Would Kill The Industry

Rhino speaks on unions. 

Wrestlers forming a union is always a hot topic in wrestling, though there is no sign that a union will actually happen. And long-time veteran and current IMPACT talent Rhino believes a union would kill the industry. 

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"It wouldn't work, it would kill the industry. When you look at unions for things like movies it works because movies are planned so far in advance and actors/actresses get the scripts and have to accept it or turn it down. But wrestling is so fast paced and changes that it just wouldn't work. I come from Detroit which is a union town, so I get having unions in certain industries, but it wouldn't work in wrestling," Rhino told The Mirror. "It would kill the independent scene and a lot of start-up promotions. Lots of states in America have commissions and stuff that creates more hoops for them to jump through and we all know that most companies don't make a lot of money as it is, so to have these extra hurdles would kill a lot of companies. It would kill the charity shows that I run [Rhino promotes VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars] which cost me at least a grand as it is. A union would not be good for wrestlers, fans or promoters and it would kill the industry."

While journalists like John Oliver have taken WWE to task over classifying wrestlers as independent contractors, some wrestlers like Rob Van Dam are happy with their status as an independent contractor. 

Brandon Howard Thurston did an analysis on the topic, revealing how WWE can reclassify talent as employees. You can read his report by clicking here.

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