WWE News: Former Champion finally reveals the reason why he turned down WWE's offer to renew his contract

Vince McMahon couldn't stop him from leaving
Vince McMahon couldn't stop him from leaving
Shiven Sachdeva

What's the story?

Rhyno shocked the wrestling world when he made a return to Impact Wrestling at their Slammiversary event just weeks after his contract with WWE expired.

The former SmackDown Tag Team Champion and ECW Legend recently spoke to Sporting News and talked about a variety of topics including his current run in Impact Wrestling and why he chose Impact over WWE.

In case you didn't know...

Rhyno is a former ECW World Champion and one of the most prominent stars to have come out of ECW. Not only was he a major part of the Extreme promotion, but has also played a major role in companies like WWE and Impact Wrestling over the years.

The Gore Machine now works for Impact Wrestling where he is feuding with Big Mike.

The heart of the matter

Here is what Rhyno said regarding choosing to sign with Impact and turning down a new contract with WWE:

That is true. Basically, I was talking with Mark Carrano (WWE Senior Director of Talent Relations), and Vince (McMahon) threw out a number. It was double my downside. It was more money than I would have made in wrestling altogether. I love being on the road whether it’s working with independent promotions or with Impact, AEW, or WWE.
My window of being on the road is closing. I realize that. My thing is I enjoy being in the locker rooms and helping people out. My goal is to find the next John Cena, the next Steve Austin or the next RVD. I can’t do that if I’m sitting at home. I’m more beneficial to being on the road.

He further stated how he wanted to teach the talent the ways of the road and prevent them from getting fired.

But I thought I wouldn’t be on the road and be able to do that because there are so many people under contract. So that’s one of the reasons I turned it down.

(H/T Credit: LordsofPain)

What's next?

Rhyno has become an integral part of Impact yet again, and jas joined his fellow ECW Superstars like RVD and Tommy Dreamer in the promotion.

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