LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 08: Wrestler/actor Glen 'Kane' Jacobs arrives at the Lions Gate Premiere of 'See No Evil' at the Century Stadium Promenade 25 on May 8, 2006 in Orange, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Kane in Action: Photos of Glenn Jacobs, the WWE Wrestler Voted Knox County Mayor

Glenn Jacobs, as he is known out of the ring, was elected mayor of Knox County, TN.

Glenn Jacobs, the 6'8" WWE wrestling star better known as Kane, delivered an electoral smackdown Thursday, easily defeating opponent Linda Haney in a mayoral election in Tennessee. The 51-year-old Republican will become the new mayor of Knox County, having captured more than 66% of the vote.

FINLAY / KANE - 25.09.2009 - WWE Smackdown et ECW Live Tour - Palais Nikaia de Nice - (Photo : Icon Sport via Getty Images) Icon Sport/Icon Sport via Getty Images Jacobs was wrestling as recently as July, when he participated in the WWE Smackdown event in Omaha, Nebraska. When his opponent criticized him on the trail for wrestling instead of speaking with constituents, he told the Knoxville News Sentinel, “After I am elected mayor, I’ll be mayor. [Though] I may still do a few special things. I’ve done it for 23 years now and have quite a history, it’ll always be part of my life. I think the question is, if I am taking it seriously, and of course I am. I wouldn’t [be running] if not."

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The Undertaker vs Kane (Photo by KMazur/WireImage) KMazur/WireImage Jacobs first established his character, Kane, in 1995. He played the younger brother of The Undertaker, shown here in Kane's hands. Kane, taking two top stars down during the WWE Raw event at Rose Garden arena in Portland, Ore., Monday February 27th, 2012. (Photo by Chris Ryan/Corbis via Getty Images) Chris Ryan - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images In the early years, Kane wore long hair and a mask, which he periodically took off as part of elaborate WWE plotlines. Rey MYSTERIO / KANE - 27.09.2008 - Rey MYSTERIO / KANE - WWE Raw Tour - Bercy, (Photo : Olivier Andrivon / Icon Sport via Getty Images) Icon Sport/Icon Sport via Getty Images In addition to his wrestling career, Jacobs also owns an insurance business in Knoxville. During the election, he touted his conservative values, calling for lower taxes and limited government. WWE Wrestling: WrestleMania 31: Kane in action, bodyslam vs The Miz (R) and Damian Mizdow during event at Levi's Stadium. Santa Clara, CA 3/29/2015 CREDIT: Jed Jacobsohn (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (Set Number: X159445 TK1 ) Jed Jacobsohn/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images Jacobs grew up in Missouri, but moved to eastern Tennessee in 1995, where he has been based since. His wrestling schedule had him traveling the country, which he said would help him as mayor. "The thing someone like me brings to a race like this is, because of who I am, I can put Knox County in a positive light, nationally," he told local news station WBIR. "There are so many great things our county has to offer, and frankly the rest of the country needs to know about it." SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Kane (R) takes on Chavo Guerrero, Jr. during the WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage) Don Arnold/WireImage Jacobs will be sworn in on September 1 for his first term as mayor.



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