Former WWE star Rhyno has knocked back claims of WWE not caring for its wrestlers' health.
Vince McMahon has often been criticized for not being concerned about the wellbeing of his employees and treating them unfairly. However, Rhyno says that is not the case, stating that the company goes the extra mile to ensure that performers are always in the best shape possible.
The 43-year-old recently ended a second stint with WWE and has since joined Impact Wrestling. But he was full of praise for his former paymasters during an interview with Wrestling Inc.
“The health of the wrestlers are very important to WWE," he declared. "You’ll hear people trash talk that and it’s untrue. They encourage people to bring problems to their attention. They have standard testing equipment like EKG and Ultrasounds on the road. They go the extra step just to make sure."
Rhyno also described his time with WWE as a fun experience, claiming the company is like a family.
“We’re like one big family in WWE," he added. "It was fun on the first run, but as you get a little bit older, you mature too. I try to help the guys and the girls now to try and avoid certain mistakes outside of the ring. When a company invests time and money into making a person a start, and then they go out and do something stupid, the company will never recoup that investment. My best advice to talent is to walk away from arguments and to stay away from bars.”
With AEW having come up as yet another name on the wrestling scene, Rhyno reckons it will be good for WWE as it will urge them to be more creative. He also rates ROH, NJPW, and Impact as promotions who are all seeing success in the US.
“It’s very important. It fuels creativity, and when someone is nipping at your heels you tend to put your best foot forward," the Impact star remarked. "It makes the product better. Sometimes when a company has such a large lead over their competitors, you don’t have to throw out all you have. AEW has all the momentum in the world, Ring of Honor just sold out MSG, New Japan has a TV deal here in America now, and Impact is doing about 50 shows and live events too. They’re all nipping at WWE’s feet.”