Pro-wrestling legend Rhino ha worked in this business for more than 25 years. He started his journey on the Canadian independent circuit. In 1999 he signed with Extreme Championship Wrestling. He is the last person to hold the ECW World Heavyweight Championship and the ECW Television Championship. He later worked in WWE and TNA. In TNA he was a NWA Heavyweight Champion. Along with Heath Slater he became the Smackdown tag team champion.
Rhino talks about young wrestlers then and now
Rhino recently gave an interview to The Angle. He talked about the difference between today and when he was breaking into the business. How younger wrestlers interact with veterans in locker rooms now.
“I have gotten a lot of respect behind the scenes and, you know, from the men and women. I will never forget the first time I met Bray Wyatt, he goes, ‘Oh man, big fan’. And, you know, back when I was growing up, it was kind of taboo for you to say that.
“Meanwhile, I’m 19 years old and Hulk Hogan’s over there drinking beer. He didn’t have to do anything on the pay-per-view other than walk. Halfway done and the kid inside of me, I’m thinking, I’m like, ‘He says train, say your prayers and eat your vitamins. He didn’t say anything about drinking beer’.
“I felt let down even though I’m 19 and supposed to do a job match to one of the Road Warriors, Road Warrior Hawk. And they ended up taping it later and this was in ’95, and I’ll never forget that.”
About retirement plans
Rhino is not planning his retirement anytime soon. He feels he has a lot of time left in the business and that there are many wrestlers he would like to face before retirement.
“I would really like to, I don’t know why Kevin Owens’ name just popped in my head,” Rhino said. “Probably because I’m here in Philly and I’m talking to you from Philly and, you know, probably the  Arena. That would be really cool. I would get a, you know, I’m at the point where I’m starting to do less in the ring and more behind the scenes and phase out.
“That’s one of the beauties I love about IMPACT. One of the many beauties is I can start producing. And then, hopefully, I can get, you know, God-willing I can get five more years out of in the ring full-time.”