A previous WWE star who made his name playing “a gigantic evil entity” in the ring has been chosen the mayor in Tennessee, Kane AKA Glenn Jacobs is set for politics
Glenn Jacobs, who wrestling fans will know better as Kane, won 66% of the vote in Knox County, beating Democrat Linda Haney. The 51-year-old Republican kept running on issues like keeping charges low, enhanced foundation and “straightforwardness”.
He is the second WWE star to win open office in the US. Mr Jacobs rose to notoriety in the mid-90s with his leap forward character Kane, the conceal relative of The Undertaker.
In any case, in spite of Kane being depicted as “an immense evil entity that appears have been removed straightforwardly from your youth bad dreams”, Mr Jacobs trusts his previous vocation will be an assistant and not a deterrent.
“The thing somebody like me conveys to a race as is this, in view of my identity, I can put Knox County in a positive light, broadly,” he told nearby news station WBIR. “There are such a significant number of extraordinary things our area brings to the table, and honestly whatever remains of the nation has to think about it.”
His previous boss rushed to tweet congrats.
— WWE (@WWE) August 3, 2018
Mr Jacobs, who claims a protection office in Knoxville, will be confirmed as the mayor on 1 September.
Meanwhile, Knox County’s journalists are no uncertainty scrambling for thoughts on how best to meet the 6ft 8in leader. Fortunately, no less than one of them had a carton available on Thursday.