Pro wrestler Rhyno to become Michigan legislator

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Professional wrestler Rhyno has won a seat in the Michigan Legislature.

Dearborn Republican Terrance Guido Gerin defeated Democrat Abdullah Hammoud, a 26-year-old health care consultant, in Tuesday’s election for an open state House district. The 41-year-old, who prefers the name “Rhino,” currently appears on World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Smackdown Live.”

His campaign website says Gerin is a “politician by day” and a “professional wrestler by night.” He says he believes in limited government and will focus on fixing Michigan’s crumbling roads and boosting state revenue-sharing to cities such as Dearborn.

He urged voters in the Democratic-heavy district east of Detroit to “be a Rhino-Democrat.”

Gerin will be paid nearly $72,000 a year as a lawmaker.