|Real Name: Terry
Birthday: October 7th, 1975
Weight: 275 lbs
ECW World Television Title
ECW World Heavyweight Title
WWF Hardcore Title
WCW United States Title
04.22.00 - 08.26.00 - ECW Television Champion
09.09.00 - Present - ECW Television Champion
01.07.01 - Present - ECW World Heavyweight Champion
04.17.01 - 05.24.01 - WWF Hardcore Champion
05.28.01 - 06.14.01 - WWF Hardcore Champion
06.25.01 - 06.25.01 - WWF Hardcore Champion
09.23.01 - 10.22.01 - WCW United States Champion
Tag Team Titles:
CWA World Tag Team Titles
Terry Gerin began his wrestling career as an amateur wrestler,
wrestling for Annapolis High School for four years and placing
fifth in a state wrestling tournament during his senior year.
In addition to playing football for eight years. H went to
state championships, sophomore, junior, and senior years.
His training and exposure to area independent wrestling got
him to thinking about a pro career of his own. In 1994 he
got in contact with Scott D'Amore,Mickey Doyle, and Denny
Kass of Windsor to train him. He was soon wrestling for Border
City Wrestling, a Windsor-based promotion He made his professional
debut on March 10, 1995 against Kass. He lost by disqualification.
In 1995, he traveled to Germany to wrestle for Otto Wan's
Catch Wrestling Association, where he held the tag team titles
twice with J.P. Lafitte and Joe Legend. In 1997, he joined
a wrestling group in Detroit called "Thug Life"
that included Joe E. Legend, Christian Cage (WWE's Christian),
Sexton Hardcastle (WWE's Edge) and Bill Skullion.
Terry started working in Austria and Germany for promoters
by the names of Otto Wanz and Pierre Williams, in the 1997-1998.
After wrestling all over Germany he made his way to the Philadelphia-based
ECW. After a tryout match, he caught the eye of promoter Paul
Heyman. He worked with Heyman for a while and Paul took a
liking to him. While appearing at a UCW card in London, he
got a phone call telling him that Heyman wanted him to come
to Philadelphia the next day. He was really impressed by ECW.
Rhino made his ECW debut in February of 1999 against Tracey
Smothers. He joined forces with Steve Corino, and made his
PPV debut at 1999's Anarchy Rulz and competing for the ECW
world tag team titles against Raven and Tommy Dreamer. On
April 21, 2000, Rhino beat Yoshihiro Tajiri for the ECW world
television title. After briefly dropping the title to Kid
Kash, he won it back in September.
ECW sadly went under and Rhino joined many other ECW wrestlers
in joining to the World Wrestling Federation, where he was
renamed Rhyno. He appeared in the WWF, wrestling a "dark
match" against Briar Wellington on the undercard of a
Raw taping in Cleveland in June, 1998. There, he joined up
with his old wrestling friends Edge & Christian, as well
as their Team ECK teammate Kurt Angle, to briefly form "Team
RECK," which fell to pieces during the King of the Ring
tournament. Rhyno immediatly found a niche competing in the
hardcore division, and has since had three hardcore title
reigns. Rhyno then was on the side of the WCW/ECW alliance
as part of the "invasion" angle, added another title
to his list of accolades, when he captured the WCW US Title
from Tajiri at Unforgiven. He recently returned to the WWE
after a serious neck injury. He teamed up with Chris Benoit,
but has since turned on Benoit and gone on his own.