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Why did Rhyno leave WWE?

Johny Payne
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Rhyno leaving WWE has been an interesting topic of discussion in the professional wrestling community as of late
Rhyno leaving WWE has been an interesting topic of discussion in the professional wrestling community as of late

Father Time remains undefeated, and when one has no option but to embrace change; it is then that we realize how even the mightiest of soldiers are no more than mere pawns, in this whirlwind which we refer to as life.

Invincibility and immortality aren't traits we humans possess. However, despite all the chaos and confusion, the seemingly simple and straightforward virtue of hard work is often overlooked by us -- probably more often than we'd like to admit.

Hard work and dedication do enable you to get back on the path to glory, and ensure that you find a medium of shutting out the white noise, and instead, focus on ascending to the next level in your pursuit of whatever goal you're working toward.

Finding calm in chaos, is what separates warriors from most others - Rhyno aka Terrance Guido Gerin did just that, and some more. Rather than sticking around and adopting a "just happy to be here" approach, the ECW legend chose to move on to the next phase of his life.

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity” 

-- Sun Tzu

WWE Rhyno Retirement

Professional wrestling industry veteran Rhyno -- whose real name is Terrance Guido Gerin -- was 'fired' from WWE's red brand on the December 3rd, 2018 episode of WWE RAW.

Following his kayfabe firing from the WWE's RAW brand, the pro-wrestling community was set abuzz with rumors indicating that the WWE Universe may have seen the last of this veteran Superstar in the company.

Regardless, the WWE then posted an exclusive interview on December 10th (*11th if you were in India), 2018 wherein Rhyno personally addressed the rumors pertaining to his retirement; asserting that he has not retired from the sport.

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Rhyno retirement speech

The Rhyno retirement speech, or rather should I say the aforementioned speech in which he clarified the fact that he isn't retired, in turn led to speculation that he could potentially continue working for the WWE.

Nevertheless, yet another twist in the tale of Rhyno in WWE, came in the same interview which was posted by WWE via its official Twitter account, when the Superstar himself confirmed that he may have to leave the company after completing his contractual obligations by working a few more live events for the organization.

Rhyno Retires

Rather intriguingly, as of this time, the WWE's official website isn't listing Rhyno in its "Current Superstars" section anymore -- thereby adding fuel to the fire regarding his much-talked about departure from the promotion.

One ought to note that in multiple recent interviews, Rhyno has explained that his contract with the WWE extends till July of 2019.

In other words, despite not being featured on WWE television programming, Rhyno would still technically be an integral part of the company's roster, until his current deal with the organization expires this July.

WWE Rhyno Gore

The general consensus in the professional wrestling industry, is that Rhyno is unlikely to procure a new contract with the WWE, and could possibly end up working in promotions other than the Vince McMahon-run company.

Irrespective of which promotion this Hardcore Wrestling legend and ECW icon ends up performing for, we, as fans, will undoubtedly cherish the fond memories Rhyno has given the WWE Universe over the course of his long and storied career.

Rest assured that the next time this beloved professional wrestling stalwart steps into a ring, "GORE! GORE! GORE!" would be the chants that will echo through the arena, preceding his signature move -- a thunderous spear, known as the Gore.

Why did Rhyno leave WWE

In a nutshell, all signs point to the fact that Rhyno accomplished everything he possibly could over the course of his latest run in the WWE. In simple terms, the WWE Creative Team likely didn't have anything planned for Rhyno, in which they could've used him to his full potential.

At this stage of his career, Rhyno would most definitely be looking to put younger talent over, and help groom the next generation of professional wresting performers to entertain sports-entertain fans the world over.

Truth be told, all is well that ends well -- It's great to see Rhyno part ways with the company which made him a global star, on a good note.

Perhaps a day may come when his friend and tag team partner Heath Slater -- a former member of 3MB alongside Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal -- could experience a sudden rise to the top akin to McIntyre and Mahal, and eventually help Rhyno return as his manager to the WWE.

Until then, here's hoping Rhyno finds success in whichever organization he works for next. "GORE! GORE! GORE!"

What are your thoughts on Rhyno leaving WWE? Please provide us your feedback in the comments section below.

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