Kane May Run for Mayor of Knox County…Seriously?
The Big Lead – Kane, whose real name is Glenn Jacobs, told the NBC affiliate KBIRthat he is “seriously considering” making a run for mayor of Knox County in 2018. In addition to performing as a wrestler, Kane owns an insurance brokerage – I did not know this, and can’t fathom how he has the time to hold both those jobs in addition to raising two children; does he ever sleep?! – in the area.
“My political philosophy is the ‘smaller the better,” he told the station. “Government should stay out of the way and let free enterprise do what it does best. … I think at this point, the fact that someone doesn’t have a lot of political experience is a plus. … We’re seeing that in the presidential election. People are tired of business as usual, they’re tired of politicians.”
The stereotypical thing would be to write a kicker about Kane chokeslamming his debate opponents, but nah we’re not gonna do that.
There is some history of pro wrestlers becoming politicians – former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura obviously comes to mind (and he has said he once talked Ric Flair out of running for governor of North Carolina); Bob Backlund also once ran for Congress. Kane’s got a lottttt of mileage on his body – he’ll be 50 next April – and it’ll be interesting to see whatever he pursues when he’s done with WWE.
Correction: The headline originally said Knoxville, as opposed to Knox County
By God! That’s gotta be Kane! Can you imagine The Big Red Machine being Mayor of your city? In all seriousness, but all accounts you read Glenn Jacobs is a super intelligent person who just happens to be a giant who makes his living doing professional wrestling. There are plenty of videos online of Kane, out of character, that show you just this. But still, there’s a chance that in 2018 the people of Knox County,TN will be able to vote for Kane to be Mayor of their city. If they don’t set up pyro for him at city hall then they will have ultimately failed their Mayor. Wrestling make be pre-determined but are you telling me that you want to be the guy who disagrees with a guy who is legitimately 6’10”, 300 plus lbs? Yeah, I didn’t think so.