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WWE star Kane running for mayor in Tennessee

/ 08:59 AM March 25, 2017
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WWE wrestler Kane stands in the ring during Andre the Giant Battle Royal 2015 at Wrestlemania 31 at Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara, California on March 29, 2015. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Kane is taking his might to the political ring.

The professional wrestler, whose real name is Glenn Jacobs, is running for mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, according to a report by WCYB News 5. Kane, a Republican, filed his candidacy with the Knox County Election Commission and has hired a treasurer to facilitate his campaign. Local elections in the state will take place May 1, 2018.

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In an interview with WBIR last year, Kane expressed his sincere interest to run for public office. “I think the most important thing is I care very deeply about this community, like a lot of people do,” he explained. “And that’s the only reason I would consider getting into any sort of government because I do care very deeply.”

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Kane, 49, began his wrestling career in 1995 and made his big break in 1997 as the “Big Red Monster,” the brother of The Undertaker. Standing 7 feet and weighing 323 pounds, Kane spent over two decades squaring off with rivals under WWE. In 2013, he stripped his devilish mask and became “Corporate Kane” under the “The Authority” stable of the WWE.

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Kane also manages his insurance agency business, Jacobs Insurance Associates, together with his wife. He was last seen back in November when he muscled with Baron Corbin on WWE TV show “SmackDown”

Kane joins a team of wrestling veterans who jumped into public office, such as Jesse “The Body” Ventura, who served as Minnesota governor from 1999 to 2003, and Jerry “The King” Lawler, who lost his bid for the mayoral post of Memphis, Tennessee, in 1999.  Gianna Francesca Catolico /ra

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