Pro wrestling star Kane running for office in Tennessee: report
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The longtime star pro wrestler known as Kane is looking to move from the squared circle to city hall.

Glenn Jacobs, who portrays WWE star Kane, has filed paperwork to run for mayor of Knox County, Tenn., according to WBIR Knoxville.

Jacobs, a Republican, is a former WWE world champion.


"Knox County is a great place and we're so happy and feel so blessed to live here. I want to do my part going forward,” Jacobs reportedly said.

The election is more than a year away: May 1, 2018. But candidates must meet various paperwork deadlines before then to be eligible.

Incumbent Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is term-limited and can’t run again. 

"I think the most important thing is I care very deeply about this community, like a lot of people do. And that’s the only reason I would consider getting into any sort of government, because I do care very deeply," Jacobs said last year, when he first spoke about his interest in running.

Pro wrestling magnate Linda McMahon, the WWE's longtime CEO and president, was won confirmation last month to be President Trump's small business administrator. If Jacobs wins his race, he would almost certainly be the only mayor in the United States who has given a pile driver to a member of Trump's administration.