How did the name “Rhyno” come about?
“It was back in, I want to say 1996, I was on a show in Detroit and the power was out, but they got a generator to put lights up by the ring, so the show went on and the locker room was pitch black. There was some rumbling and D’Lo Brown actually came over and told me and Wreckless Youth, Edge & Christian, they were all talking about it, Joe E Legend too, but D’Lo was the one that approached me with it. I think it was a team effort, but D’Lo was the first one to come up and say “hey, did you think about using the name Rhyno?”
What were his favorite feuds/matches in his career?
“I was just on a show with Sandman and the feud Sandman and I had in 1999-2000 was really the feud that put me on the map and that was my first like, real feud. It lasted a good 6-8 months and I was very proud of that. The kendo stick in the head hurt, he’s broken several of them over my head, but I was very appreciative of what he’s done for me. I’ve been blessed with a lot of angles and feuds and matches and it’s cool because you don’t necessarily have to be in an angle or a feud to go out there and have a great match. Booker T and I had a really, really good match, it was on a live event for TNA and it was over in London, everything just aligned and you couldn’t do no wrong. It was definitely one of my top 5 best matches. Booker came to me and said that too, it was one of his best matches and for him to say that, it means a lot, because he’s been around for a long time and has been on top of his game for 20-plus years.”
He also talked about Ring of Honor’s iPPV issues, his friendship with Edge and Christian, TNA and much more. You can listen to the interview here.