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Michigan Republican House nominee wins WWE tag team championship

Sep 12, 2016

Terrance Guido Gerin knows how to win in professional wrestling, and this November he's looking for another win.

Gerin, or "Rhino" as he's called (sometimes spelled Rhyno), won the Republican primary for Michigan's 15th House district seat last month. And as of Sunday night, he also won the first ever World Wrestling Entertainment SmackDown Tag Team Championship. 

Benjamin Raven of MLive reports he and his new WWE tag team partner Heath Slater defeated The Usos after Gerin used his finishing move, "The Gore."

Here's a video of the two after their victory: 

Gerin has been on the weekly show "SmackDown Live!" since July and has been a professional wrestler since 1994.

Gerin beat out two other Republicans in the primary for the Michigan House seat. He'll face Abdullah Hammoud, who beat out five Democrats in the primary, this November. The incumbent state representative for the district, Democrat George Darany, isn't running due to term limits. 

According to Gerin's website, a major focus of his during his campaign will be finding ways to keep Dearborn public pools open. 

From Gerin's campaign website:

Over the last 2 1/2 year's I've been attending the Dearborn City Council Meetings.  And one of the issues that a lot of Dearborn residents are concerned about is the closing of the public pools. This is an issue that people are angry and passionate about. I understand that passion. As children,  my brothers and I spent many summer days at Summer Stephens pool.

His website also says he learned a lot from wrestling that he believes will help him in politics. 

More from his campaign's website:

One thing I learned early on in wrestling is that you get sponsors. That way your bills are paid before you even sell one ticket.

Oh... and undecided voters should beware: