Rhyno, the current hottest free agent in the WWE has added another feather in his cap. He is the only active WWE superstar to win the political primary. That too, on a night when he was offered an opportunity to be signed by the SmackDown Live.
The man beast recently gored Heath Slater twice in a row, and is in a battle with Slater for a contract with the main roster on SmackDown Live. He recently won the primary elections to become the GOP nominee for Michigan’s 15th district.
Rhyno, whose real name is Terry Gerin, had revealed his intentions of joining politics. He’s the second superstar after Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs to express interest in joining active politics. Earlier this year, Rhyno said that he was really interested in doing his part for Michigan and would begin by contesting the primary elections. He ran against two other Republican candidates vying for the seat of the Democrat candidate, George Darany. According to WXYZ.com, Rhyno won the primary by 54 votes.
Rhyno will now run against the Democrat Abdullah Hammoud in the general elections in November! While he hasn’t yet responded to his win, he must be elated to hear this. However, it’d be interesting to see how WWE plays out the situation. As we know, Vince is an ardent supporter of the Republican candidate, Donald Trump and having a WWE superstar help him in his bid to the White House might be an offer that he cannot refuse.
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Rhyno has been involved with the WWE since the early 2000’s, before leaving in mid-2000. He joined TNA and then made his way back to the WWE by joining NXT last year. From a storyline perspective, WWE may have to eventually give a contract to Heath Slater if Rhyno does decide to pursue politics full time for the coming elections. He’s scheduled to take on Heath Slater next week on SmackDown Live, with the winner of the match getting to sign with SmackDown Live. Will this be the push we have all been waiting for Heath Slater?
Congratulations, Terry! We are really happy for you!