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Meet the WWE Wrestler Who Turned Politician and was Elected to Power

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By OlamideSundayOyetunji | self meida writer
Published 8 months ago - 4707 views

The history of World Wrestling Entertainment won't be complete without the mention of the iconic big red machine.

Glenn Thomas Jacobs is an American professional wrestler, actor, author, businessman, and politician. As a Republican , he is the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee .In professional wrestling, Jacobs is signed to WWE , where he is known by his ring name Kane .

He began his professional wrestling career on the independent circuit in 1992, wrestling in promotions such as Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) and the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) before joining the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1995.

Jacobs played various characters until 1997, when he was repackaged as Kane, the younger half-brother of The Undertaker , with whom Jacobs would alternatively feud or team as The Brothers of Destruction.

Kane often wrestles with a scary stage partner and arguably the best wrestler ever, The Undertaker, real name Mark Calaway, and together they are known as the Brothers of Destruction.

He was elected mayor of Tennessee's third-largest county two years ago and he has left active wrestling for the main time.

The small-government libertarian achieved fame as a masked villain nicknamed the “Big Red Machine.”

Jacobs is a 53-year-old Republican who also runs a real estate and insurance business, overwhelmingly defeated Democratic nominee Linda Haney to become mayor of Knox County.

Kane remained a pivotal component of the WWF's " Attitude Era" of the late 1990s and early 2000s which saw him won the WWE World Heavyweight title three times as he held the WWF Championship, ECW Championship and World Heavyweight Championship once each.

He is also a 12-time tag team champion, two- time intercontinental champion and a Money in the Bank winner among other achievements.

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