Glenn Jacobs, better known to WWE fans as Kane, has just won the mayoral election for Knox County, Tennessee. After winning the Republican primary earlier this year, Jacobs went to battle with Democrat Linda Haney (it needs to be mentioned that Haney attempted to use his WWE career against him in the election), and scored a 1..2..3 count on his opponent.
Those who have been longtime fans of Jacobs know that he's been dabbling in the political pool for quite some time. Winning the role of Mayor of Knox County is a dream come true.
Does this mean he's retiring from WWE? Not necessarily. Jacobs mentioned that his focus will be entirely on being mayor. However, he will be involved in a few "special things." with WWE.
Glenn Jacobs isn't the first WWE superstar to successfully run for political office. He is following in the footsteps of Jesse "The Body" Ventura, and Linda McMahon. Of course, President Donald Trump should be mentioned, as he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013 (remember the Battle of the Billionnaires storyline? Epic!), and is our current President.
Congrats to the Big Red Monster on his Mayoral win! I have no doubt that he will kick butt just as well as he did in WWE. I think I may have to move to Knox County, TN now that it's in good hands with Glenn Jacobs!
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