Very few wrestlers who make a run for political office succeed. The most high profile case was 18 years ago, when Jesse "The Body" Ventura was elected governor of Minnesota. Ventura chose not to run for a 2nd term, although a case could be made that had he done so, he would've won again.
And, now, there is Rhyno. Or more specifically, the man behind the gimmick, Terry Gerin.
While the Man-Beast was at Smackdown Live! on Tuesday night, Gerin won a primary for a seat as a representative of his home state of Michigan. Clearly, Rhyno has his post-wrestling career mapped out, like others do, but none of this would be happening, I'd venture to guess, were it not for "Governor Body" in 1998.
Of course, the general election on November 8 is an entirely different animal altogether, and Gerin knows he's still facing an uphill battle. No, I don't think he's going to Washington, just the state house in Michigan, at least for now, but trust me, he'd be a difference maker either way, unlike a certain Presidential candidate whose political strategy appears to have been drawn from the Vince McMahon playbook.
It only proves that this Beast has his heart in the right place.