WWE wrestler who plays ‘sadistic’ Kane to run for mayor in Tennessee
April 12, 2017 - WWE
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Fans know him as Kane.
The 7-foot-tall luminary wrestler, a fan favorite for decades, weighs some-more than 300 pounds. His official biography on a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) website describes him as a “monstrous wickedness that seems to have been extracted directly from your childhood nightmares,” who is “consumed by an reprobate enterprise to set fervent a lives of his associate Superstars.”
With long, malleable hair descending out behind a “ghoulish face mask,” an ever-present demeanour of annoy etched onto his jaw and a gusto for viciousness in a wrestling ring, that comment seems spot-on.
Friends, though, know him as Glenn Jacobs, a owners of Jacobs Insurance Associates in Knoxville, Tenn.
To counterfeit Walt Whitman, Jacobs is large, and he contains multitudes.
On Tuesday, dressed not in his common Spandex though in a blue fit and yellow tie, Jacobs strictly announced his candidacy for mayor of Tennessee’s Knox County, that includes Knoxville and a suburban sprawl. He is using as a Republican.
“For a past 22 years, I’ve had a pleasure of vital here in East Tennessee,” Jacobs pronounced during a announcement. “Because my career with WWE has taken me all around a universe on a weekly basis, my family and we could live flattering most anywhere in a U.S. that we wanted. We live here given wish to live here — given we adore it here.”
As a wrestler, Jacobs’s character, Kane, was famous as a “sadistic” wrestler who finished off opponents with a heartless tombstone piledriver, in that he placed his competition onto his shoulder, afterwards slid “the wrestler down into position, upside-down, before dropping his knees to a mat, promulgation a opponent’s defenceless conduct bouncing off a building below,” as one blogger described it.
As a mayoral candidate, Jacobs seemed focused on a Republican ideals of tiny business and tiny government.
“I wish to do my partial to make certain that it stays a good place and that a future’s brighter than ever,” he said. “I’ll work tough to make Knox County a place that is appealing for new businesses as good as a place that existent businesses can continue to grow, flower and flourish.”
He resolved a proclamation by invoking Ronald Reagan.
“As mayor, we will work harder than anyone to keep taxes low, to discharge waste, to revoke red tape, and to make certain that Knox County is a place that all of us are unapproachable to call home,” he said. “Ronald Reagan referred to America as a ‘shining city on a hill.’ we consider Knox County can be only that, an instance to a rest of a guide of light resplendent not on me or any inaugurated central though on all of we and a smashing community.”
When creatively filing paperwork for his mayoral run, Jacobs told a Knoxville News Sentinel his credentials as a wrestler could be useful while campaigning.
“I have an fundamental bargain given of WWE … of how a debate works, and some of a things we would do would be singular and different,” he said. “Millennials are now scarcely as large a voting confederation as baby boomers. we consider I’ll be means to strech a most wider assembly that others competence not be means to reach.”
He has formerly used his wrestling persona to assistance a adults of Knox County. As partial of the Kindness Revolution, an anti-bullying debate that focuses on behaving acts of kindness, he visited internal schools to share his own, astonishing stories of being picked on.
“I was a tall, gangly kid, ungainly and wasn’t good during sports yet. So we was a healthy aim for bullies,” he told WVLT. “It’s humorous now, means people contend what would we do if we went behind and I’m like, nothing, I’d only feel contemptible for a bullies.”
It is misleading if he would stop wrestling. As one wrestling blogger wrote last week, “injuries have slowed him down in new years and he has not seemed on WWE TV given Nov so his full-time days are expected over. If he runs for mayor afterwards this might tighten a doorway on his in-ring career.”
Jacobs wouldn’t be a initial wrestler to try a transition to politics.
Jerry “The King” Lawler made an catastrophic bid for mayor of Memphis. Jesse Ventura, meanwhile, successfully switched from wrestling to politics, apropos a mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and eventually a administrator of Minnesota.
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