Rhino speaks about the concept of a union for wrestlers


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Rhino speaks about the concept of a union for wrestlers

Rhino is best known for his work in WWE and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). He also has worked for Ring of Honor (ROH), New Japan Pro-Wrestling and House of Hardcore. Rhyno is a two time world champion, having held the ECW World Heavyweight Championship and NWA World Heavyweight Championship once each, and was the final ECW World Heavyweight Champion within the original ECW promotion.

He is also a one-time WCW United States Champion, two-time ECW World Television Champion, three-time WWF Hardcore Champion, and a one-time and inaugural WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion with Heath Slater. During a recent interview with The Mirror, Rhino spoke about the concept of a union for wrestlers: “It wouldn’t work, it would kill the industry.

When you look at unions for things like movies it works because movies are planned so far in advance and actors/actresses get the scripts and have to accept it or turn it down. But wrestling is so fast paced and changes that it just wouldn’t work.

I come from Detroit which is a union town, so I get having unions in certain industries, but it wouldn’t work in wrestling. It would kill the independent scene and a lot of start-up promotions. Lots of states in America have commissions and stuff that creates more hoops for them to jump through and we all know that most companies don’t make a lot of money as it is, so to have these extra hurdles would kill a lot of companies."