The Big Red Machine, Glenn Jacobs better known by his ring name Kane in WWE was elected mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, on Thursday night. The Republican Jacobs defeated his opponent, Democrat Linda Haney as he took home a reported 66 percent of the vote.
That margin of victory is significantly wider than his win in the primary, as he edged out his party challenger by just 23 votes.WWE took to twitter and posted, “Congratulations to @KaneWWE on being elected Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee!”
— WWE (@WWE) August 3, 2018
With the win, Jacobs becomes the second major WWE star to be elected to public office following Jesse Ventura, who served as mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota fromn 1991-1995 and then as governor from 1999-2003.
Jacobs signed the then-WWF in 1995 and became one of the most popular wrestlers of the brand. His feud with -brother- Undertaker would become one of the most talked about events in wrestling history.
Kane earned the WWF championship in his first pay-per-view event and competed in major PPV events over the next few decades. At this point, some consider him one of the most prolific PPV performers in the history of the company
His last appearance in the ring came this June when he reunited with Daniel Bryan for a tag team championship match at SmackDown Live. The event took place during the middle of Jacobs’ mayoral campaign.