Thursday, August 4, 2016

Forget about Al, there's a different gore entering politics

Terrance "Rhyno" Gerin
Courtesy: @Rhyno313 on Twitter
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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This has nothing to do with former Vice President Al Gore or anyone in his family. Instead it's about a wrestler who's finishing maneuver is called the Gore. Of course I'm talking about Rhyno.

Rhyno on NXT
Courtesy: WWE
The WWE Superstar and former ECW champion has recently been brought back to the main roster and is on SmackDown Live. Next week he'll face Heath Slater. But in November he may have a bigger challenge on his hands. Rhyno, real name Terrance Gerin, won the Republican primary in Michigan for the 15th House District Seat. It's unlikely Rhyno gored his opponents, Paul Sophiea and Richard Johnson, but he did win the race with 38% of the vote.

He'll go on to the general election in November and face democrat Abdullah Hammoud. Gerin said, "I understand some people might be hesitant thinking it's a gimmick, but my friends and family know my love for this country, my passion for politics and my love for helping people out. If elected, that becomes my number one priority." 

Courtesy: WWE
Rhyno was actually at SmackDown Live in Nashville, Tennessee while people in his community were casting their ballots. He was in a brief segment with Slater and Daniel Bryan, taking out the loud mouthed Slater with a gore. The CBS affiliate in Detroit has more on Gerin's plans for the statehouse here.

I recently wrote another blog about Wrestling with politics looking at WWE Hall of Famer (celebrity wing) Donald Trump's bid for President of the United States and other wrestlers who have attempted to or have successfully entered the world of politics.

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