WWE Legend Kane Set To Quit The Ring For Career In Politics

He’ll follow in the footsteps of Jessie ‘The Body’ Ventura if successful.

Kane from back in the day.
Kane back in the day Alongside the late Paul Bearer Image WWE

WWE legend Kane looks set for a move away from the world of wrestling and into the equally cut-throat world of politics.

The Big Red Machine has just announced he is in the running to become mayor of Knox County in Tennessee.

Kane, born Glenn Jacobs, is looking to become the Republican candidate for the position, which would also see him placed in charge of his hometown of Knox County.

If successful, Jacobs could be set for a busy few months away from the ring, with the date for the election itself set for May 1, 2018.

That gives Jacobs just over a year to put together a campaign capable of winning the seat and could leave little time for his in-the-ring endeavours as Kane.

Kane hasn’t appeared in WWE since November, when he beat Baron Corbin at Smackdown.

Glenn Jacobs as Kane.
Glenn Jacobs As Kane Image Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Injuries have kept Jacobs, once of the WWE’s oldest and most experienced stars side-lined for much of the period since then.

Speaking to the press ahead of his decision to move into politics, Jacobs appeared completely focused on life away from wrestling.

“Knox County is a great place and we’re so happy and feel so blessed to live here,” he said.

“I want to do my part going forward. It’s a great time to live in the county and a great time to live in the South, which is flourishing,” he added.

“One of the things we’re going to have to figure out in Knox County is how to take advantage of that.”

A WWE veteran of some 22 years, Jacobs first featured as a series of unsuccessful in-the-ring personas that included Isaac Yankem, DDS, an insane dental surgeon character who came to the ring in a smock, carrying pliers.

But it was only when he was repackaged as the Undertaker’s mute, scarred brother Kane that he truly found success with the seven-foot star claiming a whopping 23 championships during his time with the organisation.

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