Glenn Jacobs, otherwise known as Kane in the pro wrestling industry, had one of the longest and most prolific pro wrestling careers to date. Only just recently were two of his records beaten by Randy Orton…most matches on Raw and most PPV matches. He wrestled from 1992 until he decided to run for mayor of Knox County in 2018.

He won the first election quite obviously, and now he is throwing his hat back into the race for yet another term. Many wondered what a professional wrestler could do in the position at the time, despite the fact that Jesse Ventura had a successful run as Governor of Minnesota. The typical criticisms reached the front at the time, but he proved all naysayers wrong.

He has had a tremendous amount of support over his term. Jacobs announced back in March that he would be running for re-election. He said:

“Four years ago, I pledged to stay true to my conservative values as mayor. Nobody could have envisioned a pandemic and the economic shutdown that followed, but I’m proud Knox County has been able to weather the storm without a tax increase.

By tightening our belt and making smart cuts, we balanced our budget while continuing to make forward-thinking investments in our community. If reelected, the public can expect four more years of leadership with conservative values top of mind.”

Jacobs recently tweeted that he plans to go through with what he promised back in March, by stating that he picked up his petition sheet for the hopeful re-election.

“Picked up my petition sheet for Knox County Mayor yesterday! It’s been an honor serving you and I would love to have your support to serve the Knox County community again.”

In addition to this news, he was named as a 2022 Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellow. He along with 26 other elected officials from across the nation received the honor for the work they did in the positions they held. It definitely bodes well for his possible re-election.

“Knox County Mayor @GlennJacobsTN has been named as a 2022 Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellow along with 26 others elected officials from across the nation. Mayor Jacobs and the other 2022 Leadership Fellows join a nonpartisan network of over 100 Fellows from all 50 states and D.C.”

In pro wrestling, Jacobs has held a number of championships within WWE, including the WWE and World Championships respectively. That’s not to mention an ECW Championship to boot and multiple tag title runs with his brother (in storyline only), The Undertaker and other partners including Big Show and Daniel Bryan (now Bryan Danielson).

The Brothers Of Destruction, as Taker and Kane were known, was also quite the angle that still garners respect to this day for obvious reasons.

Jacobs was an English Lit major at Northeast Missouri State University and taught school before becoming a pro wrestler. He was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame at this past year’s WrestleMania. We wish him luck with his campaign.

Domenic Marinelli

Domenic Marinelli is an author and freelance writer/journalist. Some of his work has appeared in The Sportster, E-Wrestling News, Pro Wrestling News Hub, The Recipe, babbletop.com, Guilty Eats, Par Ex News, CFL News Hub, Daily DDT, XFL News Hub, as well as other print and internet publications. He is the author of Generic V, Summer of the Great White Wolf, His Old Tapes (stories & poetry), and so many others. He lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He's an avid reader and loves hiking.

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