On the December 3, 2018 episode of Raw, Heath Slater defeated his former tag team partner, Rhyno, causing The Man Beast to be “fired” from WWE.
However, is this actually the end for the master of the Gore?
Rhyno addressed these rumors in a backstage video that was posted to WWE’s YouTube channel:
The company has also posted an article to their website, containing the following quotes:
“I am not retiring, I had no plans on retiring,” Rhyno states plainly in the video. “It apparently started after I had competed in a match with Heath Slater and the loser is fired from Raw, which Heath Slater won — a match that we were put in by Baron Corbin.”
“After that, I don’t know,” he says. “Whether or if I compete in WWE or somewhere else … your guess is as good as mine.”
It had been previously reported, however, that after the segment aired on the Dec. 3 episode of Raw, Rhyno addressed the live crowd to officially announce his retirement.
We will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as they become available to us.
I think that Rhyno being off of TV is a good thing, however, there is no doubt that he is one of the most intelligent wrestling minds of his generation. I hope that WWE can find a way to use him as a trainer in NXT, or in some type of backstage role.
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