World heavyweight champion Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs joins ‘Your World’ to plead wining a GOP assignment for Knox County mayor in Tennessee.
If there were championship belts for winning mayoral elections, former veteran wrestler Glenn Jacobs would be wearing one.
The former WWE superstar, famous as Kane, has won a competition for mayor in Tennessee’s third-largest county. Jacobs handily degraded Democrat Linda Haney, with many of a votes counted in Knox County on Thursday, according to unaccepted returns.
Haney, who ran tiny businesses with her father before retiring, was deliberate an loser in a deep-red county.
At his watch party, Jacobs, a Republican, claimed his feat while reminding his voters that when he initial announced his bid for mayor, he was greeted with “pretty resounding laughter” from some politicians, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
“But this veteran wrestler got into a no-holds-barred, last-man-standing match, and when a bell rung, he was victorious,” he told attendees during his watch party, according to a paper. “We were victorious.”
The former champ, who spent roughly 20 years in veteran wrestling and won several universe titles, ran a debate focused on gripping taxes low, while prioritizing peculiarity education, pursuit creation, softened infrastructure and singular government.
“People are ill and sleepy of career politicians, and we have seen that during a top level,” Jacobs told Fox News in May.
“People are ill and sleepy of career politicians, and we have seen that during a top level.”
“I consider a lot of people within a domestic realm, though, trust that President Trump was an curiosity and it usually was going to occur during a sovereign level. And we don’t consider that’s true,” he said. “I consider it’s going to occur by all levels of government, since either you’re on a left or you’re on a right, we can see that supervision doesn’t work for you. And people are looking for folks who will work for them.”
Jacobs, who also runs an word and genuine estate company, is not a usually former World Wrestling Entertainment star to dally in politics.
Jesse Ventura served as administrator of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. Former ECW aspirant Terrance Gerin, famous as Rhyno, ran for a Michigan state House chair in 2016 as a Republican, though mislaid in a ubiquitous choosing by some-more than 8,000 votes, according to WXYZ-TV.
Former veteran wrestler Daniel Rodimer ran as a Republican claimant for a Nevada state Senate, though mislaid to Valerie Weber in a primary, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos and a Associated Press contributed to this report.
Benjamin Brown is a contributor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bdbrown473.