According to wrestlingnews.com, former ECW Champion and current WWE Superstar Terrance “Rhyno” Gerin is making big strides, but in politics.
The 40-year-old won the Republican Primaries in his bid for Michigan’s 15th District House seat on Tuesday night. Gerin won with 1,033 votes.
It was a tight race, with opponents Paul Sopphiea coming in at 979 votes and Richard Johnson at 705 votes, but Rhyno has taken his first steps towards helping his home state.
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Gerin’s campaign slogan is “I’ll Fight For You” - ironically - and according to to the report, one of his key issues during his campaign has been about the closing of Dearborn, Michigan’s public pools.
The master of the Gore flew into Nashville so he could appear in a backstage segment with Heath Slater on Tuesday night and he is scheduled to wrestle on next week’s edition of SmackDown LIVE also.
The Detroit-native was only wrestling in NXT to help get younger talent over last year after a 10-year hiatus from the company, but he has now apparently signed to the blue brand in WWE.
Juggling his wrestling commitments with his political career is sure to be a tough ask, but chances are the Man Beast won't be used as prominently as he was upon his initial arrival back in 2001.
He is likely to take up the same role as he was executing down in NXT; helping younger talent get over and providing a credible foe for up and comers.
Of course, Rhyno isn't the first WWE superstar to cast an eye towards politics. Jesse 'The Body' Ventura was the governor of Minnesota in the early 2000s and Kane said in May of this year that he is "seriously considering" a run as a Republican for the Knox County mayoral seat in 2018, but would make a final decision after the 2016 presidential election.
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