The US now has an ex-WWE wrestler Republican candidate

The US now has an ex-WWE wrestler Republican candidate

Jacobs, 51, defeated county commissioners Brad Anders and Bob Thomas for the Republican nomination.

The vision of Jacobs as a buttoned-down and slicked-back politician is an about-face from his wrestling days under the Kane moniker.

Pro wrestler Glenn Jacobs, who made his Memphis wrestling debut in 1993 as a heel holiday character wrapped in tinsel, won Tuesday night's Republican primary for mayor of Knox County by just 17 votes.

There are provisional ballots to count, and with the race so close, the results are not official yet. While attempting to appeal to voters in Knox County, Jacobs focused on the fact that the could have lived anywhere else in the world thanks to his WWE career.

"A lot of people look at me and say, 'Oh, he's that wrestler guy".




Former Knox County Democratic Party chair Linda Haney won the Democratic primary over Knoxville native Rhonda Gallman.

Jacobs has been actively campaigning and has several posts on Twitter about the election.

"(The results were) about the people of Knox County making a statement", he said. The general election, which also will feature Democrat Linda Haney, will take place August 2. Kane did not participate in WWE's "Greatest Royal Rumble" 50-man match which took place last Friday.

If he wins the election he will follow in the footsteps of WWE Hall of Famer Jesse "The Body" Ventura who became mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, in 1991.

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