Terrance Guido Gerin, better known by his ring name Rhyno is most fondly remembered for his
hardcore run in ECW as well as subsequent run in WWE. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Rhyno trained
under Scott D’Amore, Doug Chevalier and Mickey Doyle before starting his professional career in
After a few years in WCW and CWA, Rhyno came to ECW in 1999 as Rhino. His main feud here at
ECW throughout 2000 was with The Sandman, defeating him in big title matches. On multiple
occasions, like Heatwave, Rhyno attacked The Sandman’s wife and valet Lori as well. Rhyno defeated
arch-rival in 2001 to win the World Heavyweight Championship of ECW. He went on to defend it
twice, beating The Sandman again and then Spike Dudley on the last two ECW matches ever.
Rhyno debuted in WWE (then WWF) in 2001 as a heel, aligning himself with Edge and Christian. On
April 17 SmackDown the same year, he defeated Kane to win the WWF Hardcore Championship.
Rhyno was part of the team of ECW wrestlers led by Paul Heyman who “invaded” WWF. Later in the
main event of Invasion, he feuded with Chris Jericho due to the fact that Jericho had been insulting
the on-screen owner of ECW, Stephanie McMahon for a while.
He lost his WCW United States Championship to Kurt Angle within a month which led to his kayfabe
firing from the company. This angle was shown to explain his absence due to a cervical fusion
surgery he was undergoing. When he came back 16 months later after the brand switch, Rhyno did
so as a face for the first time.
He was released by WWE in 2005 due to a public argument with his wife at a Wrestlemania
afterparty, after which he went on to wrestle in TNA.
Since then he returned to WWE and teamed up with Heath Slater in 2016 to become the first-ever
SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions.
Rhyno was recently put in a WWE match on RAW to fight for his career again Heath Slater. Rhyno
lost the match and was fired from with rumours circulating he had retired.