WWE professional wrestler Rhyno wins Michigan State House Republican primary race

Posted at 12:01 AM, Aug 03, 2016

They say politics can be a rough sport. If that's the case, the winner of a primary in Michigan might be uniquely qualified for the battle he'll have in November. Terrance "Rhyno" Gerin is a WWE wrestler.

The WWE Superstar took down two Republican opponents in the primary. Though he had the highest vote total, he had yet to be officially named the Republican Primary winner.

As the winner of the Republican Primary, he would now face Abdullah Hammoud, the winner of the 15th District Democratic Primary, in November's General Election.

Rhyno, as he's known to wrestling fans, is running to represent part of Dearborn in the Michigan State House. He chose to run for office under his real name, Terrance Guido Gerin.

After initially announcing he would enter the race, Gerin spoke to and explained his decision. "I’ve followed politics for decades," he said. "It’s something I’ve always had a passion for. I love my country, I love my state of Michigan and I love the city I live in. It’s something I’ve thought about doing for a while."

The winner of November's General Election race in the 15th District will replace George Darany, a Democrat who was prevented from running again due to a three-term limit.