Remember WWE star Kane, who is famously known as Undertaker's brother? The 'Big Red Machine' Kane alias Glenn Thomas Jacobs has now forayed into politics. He has been elected as the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee and will be sworn in to succeed Tim Burchett on September 1, 2018.
The Republican grabbed 66.56 percent of the vote providing a lead over Democrat Linda Haney by a 2-1 margin. The wrestler-turned-politician was given a thumbs up by 22,595 citizens belonging to the county.
So what's the secret strategy behind his win? According to Jacobs, it was his team's effort that led to the thumping victory. "Those folks invested their time and their energy into helping me because they believed in me, and that's very humbling. Also, people were willing to vote for me and tie their future to me, which is humbling and also a huge responsibility," Jacobs revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated.
Though a Republican, Jacobs political campaign was mainly bipartisan that aimed for the betterment of all his constituents. The 'Big Red Machine' (often known in the WWE circle) also vowed that he will work towards the betterment of his the community during his tenure.
Interestingly, over the years, WWE has acted as a perfect platform for aspiring politicians. US President Donald Trump is a WWE Hall-of-Famer while former WWE president and CEO Linda McMahon is the administrator of the Small Business Association in the Trump Administration. Now, Jacobs has joined the list as well.
Despite the achievements, there is a common notion among the public that WWE stars are mere entertainers. "I was also out to prove that WWE stars are more than just wrestlers. We're entertainers. We're worldwide, internationally-known superstars. Anything that I can do to break that stereotype, I'm all about it," Jacobs added and pointed out that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is the number one movie star in the world and is a WWE superstar as well.