Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Westland VFW to host former WWE wrestler Rhino for charity event
It has been 20 years since Dearborn resident Terry Gerin had his first professional wrestling match. Starting off using the name Terry Richards before becoming more widely known as Rhino, the Dearborn Heights native worked his way through local wrestling promotions on his way to national prominence and the WWE Hardcore Championship.
Rhino is still wrestling and winning all over the country, appearing most recently on television for the WWE’s NXT division.
His 20-year anniversary as a wrestler will be recognized at pro wrestling exhibition to benefit the VFW, to be held Thursday, March 12, at the Sgt. Romanowski VFW hall at 28945 Joy Road, east of Middle Belt Road, Westland.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. with matches to start at 7:30. Admission is just $5.
Rhino’s 20th anniversary match will be the main event, with his opponent being Tyson Dux, another seasoned competitor who has also performed in the WWE and with the national Ring of Honor promotion.
Rhino has asked Wayne County Commissioner Gary Woronchak to accompany him at ringside for his milestone match. One of Rhino’s first matches when he was starting his career 20 years ago was for a wrestling promotion that Woronchak ran in Taylor. Ringside manager Truth Martini will accompany Tyson Dux at ringside.
The tag-team co-feature will match the Scarboni Brothers, who are also managed at ringside by Truth Martini, against the team of D.B.A. and Malcolm Monroe III.
Also scheduled to appear is Dearborn resident John McFarlin, known in local wrestling arenas as ringside manager Handsome Johnny Bradford.