WWE has uploaded a video (above) featuring comments from Rhyno after he was “fired” following last night’s RAW from Houston.
Rhyno lost a “loser is fired” match last night against Heath Slater.
Excerpt courtesy of Mike Tedesco’s live RAW recap:
Rhyno punches Slater down and bounces him in the corner. Rhyno hits a short-arm clothesline and puts him in the corner again. Rhyno whips him to the opposite corner and hits a running shoulder. Rhyno again whips him to the corner and goes for a shoulder, but Slater moves. Slater hits a neckbreaker and pins him for the win.
Rhyno looks stunned, and Slater looks very sad. Slater leaves the ring while Rhyno looks on with his head down.
Not long after the match, Acting RAW General Manager Baron Corbin informed Slater that he would no longer be a wrestler on RAW and instead a referee, per the storyline.
PWInsider reports that Rhyno is scheduled to be part of WWE’s upcoming South American tour that begins on Wednesday in Santiago, Chile. So, as of now, this appears only to be a storyline and not a retirement for Rhyno as assumed by many.