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​WWE's Kane Becomes Mayoral Candidate In Tennessee

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​WWE's Kane Becomes Mayoral Candidate In Tennessee

These days, it seems as though pretty much anyone can get involved in American politics. Obviously the most famous example right now is that of a certain perma-tanned president - but let's not forget about Arnold Schwarzenegger, who became the Governor of California a few years back.

The next celeb to turn political? A WWE star.

And not just any WWE star, either, but wrestling royalty Kane - who has now become one step closer to being the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.

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The wrestling superstar - whose real name is Glenn Jacobs - secured his mayoral nomination last night, doing so by a whisker in a very close race, reportedly beating rival Republican Brad Anders by less than 20 votes.

"Glenn, along with his family, volunteers and supporters declare victory in a hard-fought Knox County Mayoral race this evening," he tweeted, adding: "Together we won! Tomorrow, we move forward."

In a later tweet he thanked everyone who helped him win 'this historic victory', writing: "The people who cast a ballot for me, my great team, my wonderful volunteers. Looking forward to VICTORY in the general election!"

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Jacobs is, of course, best known for his alter-ego Kane - who was introduced as the pyromanic younger half-brother of wrestler The Undertaker, together becoming The Brothers of Destruction.

But according to Knox News, as well as his wrestling endeavours, Jacobs is also a 'small government-believing, small-business owner', and runs an insurance company while his wife operates a real estate business.

Jacobs revealed last year that he'd be up for the role, announcing in March that he'd be running for mayor of Knox County as a Republican.

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Since then, he's been hitting the campaign trail hard - while also making the odd appearance for WWE, of course, because there's probably only so much door-knocking a 7ft, 323lb wrestler can do without freaking the world out.

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So, what happens next? Well, according to CBS, Jacobs could simply cruise into his final victory, as there are apparently more than five times as many Republicans voting than Democrats in Knox County - which will obviously work in his favour, I'm guessing.

Because of that reason, for Tuesday's primary vote, people were more interested in who would win out of Republican candidates Glenn Jacobs, Brad Anders and Bob Thomas, rather than their Democratic opponents, Linda Haney and Rhonda Gallman.

Next step, Kane in the White House? Now that would be surreal, but as we all know, anything could happen...

Featured Image Credit: Glenn Jacobs/Twitter

Topics: kane, US Politics, US News, WWE

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