Rhyno recently spoke with CultofWhatever.com about aspirations to make it back up to the main roster on RAW and SmackDown, being in NXT, and working with Triple H. Here are the highlights.
Do you have aspirations to make it back up to the main roster on Raw and SmackDown?
I’m taking it one step at a time, I’m part of something special moving forward with NXT and you just feel so alive and that’s my main focus to become NXT Champion and that is the honest to God truth.
What is it like being back with WWE on NXT and working with some of the talent there, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn?
There are so many great performers in NXT from top to bottom, you see how hungry they are, you can see how they have something to prove, you see how they want to show the world. Seeing them all like that that fuels me and to be honest with you it’ll be great to add the NXT Championship to my credentials and that’s what I’m there for. To make a splash and to get in that ring and work with these guys.
The fans that are in attendance just watch what I can do and what they can do, I’ll bring the best out of them and they’ll bring the best out of me. Just like when they wrestle each other, when Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn step foot inside the ring they bring the best out of each other. You stick anyone on that roster with someone like Finn Balor and they’ll bring the best out of each other and that makes me want it even more.
The women in NXT are incredible as well, when I watch their matches I’m like ‘wow’ I need to up my game even more.
What has it been like working with Triple H in NXT?
All the leadership in NXT is spot on, they are leaders but they let the men and women grow. You can’t just tell people to do things, they have to learn on their own and sometimes you’ve got to learn to fail and make a mistake and then the leadership goes why did you make that mistake, go think about it, they’ll know why and they learn.
I’m not saying people are making mistakes but that’s how you learn in life as well. You have to understand what you did wrong to move forward, you’ve got to understand why you failed then get up dust yourself off and move forward. As a leader you need to encourage people to get together to move forward and march forward and bring the best out of them.
Everything I’ve seen down in NXT in terms of the leadership and the way it’s run is so spot on, it’s very refreshing.
Have you had a chance to use the Performance Center?
I’ve heard about it, I’ve read about it, I’ve heard it’s top notch, I’m afraid if I go in there they’ll keep me in there. I usually just fly in get some sleep, get up and work out then go to the show so I haven’t had a chance to go to the Performance centre yet but I will definitely pop in at some point because everyone I’ve spoken to has raved on about it.
That is something that’s not cheap to operate, but all of the products will benefit from that Performance Center.
You can read the entire interview here.