Glenn Jacobs is better known to the masses of WWE fans as “Kane.” He was just elected mayor of Tennessee’s third largest county on Thursday.
Jacobs, who is now a small government libertarian politician, won his fame as a masked villain nicknamed “The Big Red Machine.” He is now 50, a Republican and runs a real estate and insurance business. Jacobs overwhelmingly defeated his Democratic rival, Linda Haney, to become the mayor of Know County.
The 300-pound former professional wrestler hit the campaign trail in a sponsored two-seater Smart car.
Jacobs told the Knoxville News Sentinel before the election that he planned to focus on his duties as mayor, and less on his professional wrestling career.
Jacob takes this political position in the wake of the President Trump being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
Wrestling legend Jesse “The Body” Ventura also served as Minnesota’s governor from 1999 – 2003.
“Millions of people have watched me perform live,” Jacobs wrote on his campaign website. “Who would have thought that all this could happen to a guy like me? Well, it could only happen in America.”
Social media shared this information like a storm. Take a look at the following tweets:
— Daniel Sechtin (@DanielWBIR) August 3, 2018
— Glenn Jacobs (@GlennJacobsTN) June 7, 2018
There is a revolution against elitism at all levels in America. The “unwashed masses” (of which I proudly consider myself) are crashing the gates and The Establishment hates it!
— Glenn Jacobs (@GlennJacobsTN) July 7, 2018
Kane often wrestles with stage partner The Undertaker, real name Mark Calaway, and together they are known as the Brothers of Destruction.