Heath Slater and Rhyno were seen fighting for their jobs during the latest episode of Monday Night Raw after General Manager elect Baron Corbin announced the bout earlier in the night.
Corbin said that they only had spot for one of the stars on the roster and gave both the partners a chance to quit the company to save other’s job but they decided to fight.
The match which took place midway through the episode saw Slater defeating the former ECW Star using a roll up. In a backstage segment after the match, Baron told Heath that he is keeping him in the roster as a referee.
This made many believe that WWE has plans for Rhyno as well and we’ll see him returning to the company in coming weeks but it appears this won’t be the case.
While the show went into commercial after the bout, Rhyno didn’t leave the ring immediately. He announced his retirement to the live crowd in a short promo.
Rhyno made his wrestling debut in 1994 but he didn’t gain fame until a few years later when he joined Paul Heyman’s ECW in 1999 using the name Rhino.
He was signed by WWE after the company folded and Rhyno also spent a lot of time in TNA where he worked from 2004 to 2010 before returning to the independent circuit.