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Rhino Biography


Rhino Biography


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Terry Gerin was born on October 7, 1975, in Detroit, MI. He was trained by Scott D'Amore, Doug Chevalier, and Mickey Doyle. He made his wrestling debut in 1994.


Rhino made his ECW debut in 2000 as part of "The Network". Success came quickly to Rhino in ECW and by the beginning of 2001 he was both the TV Champion and the World Champion. Unfortunately, ECW went out of business shortly after this feat and he was in possession of all the ECW singles titles when the company folded.

WWF - Change the I to Y:

Rhyno made his WWE debut in 2001 and again made a quick impact. He quickly won the hardcore title twice and during the Invasion angle became U.S. Champion. Two herniated discs took his career off track as his surgery for this problem kept him off TV from October 2001 until February 2003.

WWE - The Return:

Rhyno wrestled for SmackDown when he returned. His first few months saw him as a partner of Chris Benoit until Rhyno turned on him. He was starting to get lost in the shuffle when he was drafted by RAW in March 2004. After a brief tag team with Tajiri, he was again lost in the shuffle. At a WrestleMania 21 party, he embarrassed himself by getting into a public fight with his wife. He was fired a few days later.

ECW One Night Stand:

He worked for the WWE one more time as part of their ECW One Night Stand PPV on June 12, 2005. He lost to Sabu at that event. He worked the indys for a few months before joining TNA in July.


He immediately got into a feud with the Hardcore Dream Team of Raven and Sabu. At the Bound for Glory PPV on October 23, 2005, Rhino had the greatest night of his career as he won three matches in one night, including beating Jeff Jarrett to become NWA champion. His title reign lasted less than two weeks.

Rhino's TNA & WWE Title Victories History:

NWA World Title
10/23/05 Bound for Glory - Jeff Jarrett

World Title
1/7/01 Guilty as Charged - Sandman
TV Title
4/22/00 - Tajiri
9/9/00 - Kid Kash
Note: Rhino was both World & TV Champion when ECW went out of business

U.S. Title
9/23/01 Unforgiven - Tajiri
Hardcore Title
4/17/01 - Kane
6/25/01 - Test

(Sources: PWI Almanac & Onlineworldofwrestling.com)

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