Rhyno Explains Why He's Leaving WWE, Talks AEW's Impact On WWE Contracts

Rhyno has publicly stated that he's leaving WWE.

During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, Rhyno revealed that he'll be leaving WWE in July despite a huge offer from the company. According to Rhyno, his deciding factor comes down to wanting to be wrestling, wanting to travel and wanting to help the future of wrestling.

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"That's a good question and I came back and I said I want to be on the road. I feel good, I feel very blessed that my health is there. My job is to find the next John Cena, the next Stone Cold Steve Austin, the next Rock and how can I help these guys if I'm not on the road? If I'm sitting at my marina, that'd be nice I'd be very fortunate to do that, but I can't help those younger men and women improve. On the indies, I can do that. And with other companies whether it's AEW, Impact, Ring of Honor or New Japan I've done that before in the past and that's something I can do now in the future," said Rhyno.

With so much talent walking out the door, many suspect that WWE is offering huge deals to talent just to prevent them from going to the upstart All Elite Wrestling. Rhyno has heard those theories, and doesn't necessarily disagree.

"I don't know if they're scared or they're concerned. This is no inside information, this is just what I think and if there is no other talent out there, then no other companies can grow. There's a lot of stuff whether it's Impact, Ring of Honor or New Japan where they are doing more stuff over here and Impact and AEW and those other companies, if they don't have the equipment to build that factory then there's not going to be that competition so to speak. So I think that's why they're offering a lot of money," said Rhyno.

When Rhyno's deal is up, it's up. No waiting period, nothing else. Rhyno had positive things to say about his run, but specified he had no non-compete clause, saying "No, no my contract ends on July 17th and like I said, they've been great to me. When I'd go to work, I had fun."

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You can see Rhyno's full interview with Chris Van Vliet above

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