Former WWE star Kane wins Mayoral seat in US
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Kane – real name Glenn Jacobs – has been elected Mayor of Knox County in Tennessee, in the United States.
The 51-year-old Republican defeated Democratic nominee Linda Haney by earning nearly two-thirds of the nearly 80,000 total ballots cast.
While many of his fans know him as Kane, he will henceforth have a brand new title.
“It’s really humbling. When you ask someone for their vote, you are asking them to place their confidence in you as the steward of the community, so it was humbling that people placed their faith and trust in me. I am so thankful and honored for the opportunity,” Jacobs told Sports Illustrated.
Jacobs first announced that he was running for office last year and won the Republican primary election in May.
Jacobs ran on a campaign for low taxes, improved infrastructure and limited government.
Before entering the world of politics, and in addition to his wrestling career, Jacobs worked as an insurance agent.
He and his wife Crystal and their two daughters have lived in Tennessee since 1995.
In the ring, Jacobs was a fan favorite. He was known for taking down his opponents with his red mask alongside The Undertaker, whose real name is Mark Calaway.
He won many titles, including World Heavyweight champion and was a 12-time World Tag Team champion, according to ESPN.
The WWE congratulated Mr Jacobs in a statement that read: “Kane has been elected Mayor of Knox County, Tenn., tonight, capping a path to office that began over a year ago for the former WWE Champion.”