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WWE News: Rhyno loses state house elections

Rohit Nath
39.20K   //    09 Nov 2016, 14:07 IST
Rhyno with his opponent Abdullah Hammoud

Rhyno (real name Terrance Guido) contested as the Republican candidate in Dearborn, Michigan for a congressional seat. He ran against the Democrat Abdullah Hammoud who is just 26 years old. Rhyno urged his supporters of Dearborn to go vote.

However, it did not go as planned, as his opponent Abdullah Hammoud won the votes by an estimated 64.4% to 35.6%. Rhyno was attempting to become the first Republican elect of Dearborn in the state house since 1988. It looks like the drought will continue. Hammoud beat Rhyno by a margin of 18,097 votes to 9,999.

Also read:  WWE Superstar Rhyno running for political office

You can see Rhyno’s campaign ad featuring Kurt Angle below:

Rhyno has simultaneously been on WWE television, performing for Smackdown Live, where he is one-half of the Smackdown Tag Team Champions along with Heath Slater, who he won it with at Backlash. It will be interesting to see what his role becomes now and whether he comes back to WWE full time and commits 100% to it.

He is set to feature in Survivor Series as part of the Smackdown Live Tag team to take on Raw. Rhyno was brought back as a “veteran” name among others to help elevate some of the younger talent and to fill in the rosters after the brand split.

Also read: WWE News: Rhyno wins Michigan Republican Primary election for State House Representative


When the rosters were split 60%-40% in favour of Raw, the blue brand needed more names to fill in their roster, and names such as Rhyno, Curt Hawkins, Shelton Benjamin (who is yet to come), among others were introduced.

Rhyno in his campaign called himself a “politician by day” and “professional wrestler by night”. He won the Republican primaries. You can hear Rhyno talk politics with his good friend and fellow-ECW legend Tommy Dreamer over here:

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Rohit is an avid wrestling fan and aspiring Sports Psychologist.
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