38 Facts About Rhyno


Rhyno was signed by the American promotion ECW in 1999, where he shortened his name to Rhino.


Rhyno remained with ECW until it closed in 2001, while he was the final World Heavyweight and World Television Champion.


Rhyno then joined the World Wrestling Federation with several other ECW wrestlers and was involved in the Invasion angle, in which ECW and WCW alumni joined forces against WWF wrestlers.


Rhyno worked as Rhyno for WWE until 2005, when he signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.


Rhyno lost it two days later and remained with TNA until 2010.


Rhyno left WWE again in 2019 and returned to TNA, now called Impact Wrestling.


Rhyno began training on September 24,1994, and had his first match on March 10,1995.


Rhyno's final appearance was a loss to Road Warrior Hawk on the September 23,1995, edition of WCW WorldWide.


Rhyno was part of the losing team in a six-man tag team match against The Truth Commission at the June 23,1997 WWF Shotgun Saturday Night taping.


Rhyno wrestled a dark match at the June 29,1998 WWF Shotgun Saturday Night taping, defeating Breyer Wellington.


Rhyno was introduced by Steve Corino and Jack Victory as Taz's opponent in a match, which Rhino quickly lost.


Rhyno defended the title twice, defeating Sandman on January 12 and Spike Dudley on January 13,2001, on the last two ECW shows and was the final World Heavyweight Champion and World Television Champion as the company folded in April.


Rhyno debuted on the March 19,2001, episode of Raw, in Albany, New York at the Pepsi Arena, under the ring name Rhyno as a heel, aligning himself with Edge and Christian.


Rhyno went on to help Edge and Christian defeat The Hardy Boyz and The Dudley Boyz for the WWF Tag Team Championship in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match at WrestleMania X-Seven.


Rhyno was eliminated from the event by the eventual winner, Edge.


Rhyno won the Hardcore Championship a total of three times in mid-2001.


Rhyno feuded with Chris Jericho due to Jericho insulting Stephanie McMahon, the on-screen owner of ECW, on numerous occasions.


At Judgment Day, Rhyno teamed with Spanky and Chris Benoit to lose to John Cena and The Full Blooded Italians.


At SummerSlam, Rhyno competed in a fatal four-way match for the United States Championship against Guerrero, Benoit and Tajiri, but failed to win the title.


Rhyno debuted by hitting then-NWA World Heavyweight Champion Raven with the Gore following a match with Abyss at No Surrender, thus debuting as both a heel and a member of Planet Jarrett.


Rhyno lost the rematch to Jarrett after a guitar shot and interference from all of Team Canada.


Rhyno then began an angle in which he trained Jesse Neal, a former member of the military, to become a pro wrestler.


Rhyno faced "The Natural" Chase Stevens in a street fight after "The Headliner" Chris Michaels was a no-show.


Rhyno made an unannounced return to WWE on February 18,2015, during the taping of NXT, defeating Elias Samson.


Rhyno made a surprise return on the July 6,2016, episode of NXT, interrupting a match between The Hype Bros and Blake and Murphy.


At WrestleMania 33, Rhyno competed in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which was won by Mojo Rawley.


At the Royal Rumble on January 28,2018, Rhyno participated in the Royal Rumble match as the third entrant, this was Rhyno's first appearance in 14 years at the namesake pay-per-view match but was eliminated by Baron Corbin.


At WrestleMania 34, Rhyno competed in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but was unsuccessful.


Rhyno lost the match and was forced to leave the brand.


Rhyno made a few cameo appearances on Raw without wrestling.


Rhyno returned to action in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 35, but following that he did not return to live events.


Rhyno declined the offer because he was not being used by the promotion and wanted to wrestle more often.


Rhyno's finishing move during his early career was a spike piledriver called the Rhino Driver or the Rhino Spike, which he used sometimes from the second rope or the ring apron.


Rhyno later began using the Gore as his finishing move which has been associated with his career since then.


Rhyno made his film debut in the 2011 horror film Death from Above, alongside fellow wrestler Kurt Angle.


Rhyno made his video game return 9 years later in WWE 2K18 and appears in its sequel WWE 2K19.


Rhyno said he was a Republican and had the approval of Vince McMahon, whose wife, former WWE CEO Linda McMahon, had run in Connecticut for a United States Senate seat.


Rhyno made an appearance at Edge's induction ceremony into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2012.